Gearing up for big pedal in park in Peacehaven

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A family bike ride and a spin up the banks of the River Ouse will form part of the Big Pedal in Peacehaven on Saturday January 31.

The event is being organised by the Big Parks Project, Sustrans and Cycle Seahaven.

It follows the success of the Big Pedal held at the park in Piddinghoe Avenue in July last year.

Sustrans will lead a family ride and Cycle Seahaven will lead the intermediate ride.

Both rides will stop for a free lunch at Stud Farm in Telscombe Village which received outstanding reviews for hospitality when the cyclists visited last summer.

Cathy, who took part in the ride last year, said: “My son loved it. It showed us all how easy it is to access the countryside on your doorstep.”

And Ella, aged ten, said: “I enjoyed the ride, saw different parts of the countryside, felt very safe on the road with the marshals and it was good for the community.

To take part in the family ride meet at 9.30am at Piddinghoe Sports Park for a bike check with Dr Bike.

At 9.40am there will be a briefing on the route and safety with Sustrans and the ride starts at 9.50am.

At 10am cyclists will be picked up at Peacehaven Heights School Junior School and at 10.10am the peleton will turn up at Meridian Community Primary School.

Then at 11am they will arrive at Telscombe Stud Farm The Intermediate Ride starts at 11am, is ten miles long and riders should meet at the Big Park

It will take between 90 minutes and two hours. To book a place contact Michelle at bigparksproject@gmail.com