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CYCLING

24/3/16

There are allegedly more cycles in Sussex than there are cars, but a lot of them are rotting away in the backs of garages or in sheds.  Now is the time to dig them out and get them going. Our very own Dr Bike might be your first port of call. They are a group of cycle enthusiasts who believe in encouraging everyone to use their bikes. They voluntarily come along to the Nutty Wizard on Cliffe High Street in Lewes, East Sussex every Saturday between 10.00 and 12  and offer their skills and services to fix bikes for anyone. For dates see here .  For more major work you can take your bike down to  Cycle Shack, in the old Woolworths Building and also in Friars Walk 

 Here  you will find an article about what to look for when buying a bike.

 There are lots of places to cycle round Lewes.  There are cycle paths towards Glynde, Kingston and the University and lots of quiet ways you can discover.  You can even cycle 25 miles to Bexhill almost all on the level. .  If you live in Newhaven or Seaford then Cycle Seahaven is for you.  A women's cycle group in Lewes is Birds on Bikes

 In this section, in the columns on the left you can find a large number of cycling routes, ranging from local day and half day routes to an epic voyage from London to Paris via Lewes.Maps are courtesy of Open Street Map and are reproduced  under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license

 For more rides Jim Grozier has been leading relaxed rides for the Brighton Clarion club for many years, and has also created rides on his own.  You can find all the rides at https://jimgrozier.wordpress.com/cycling/. They are in PDF form The rest of his blog is worth reading too.

  Brighton Clarion is a great club for people who want to do relaxed riding.  Average speed is 8mph and no one ever gets left behind