Update about Newhaven to Lewes cycle route at public meeting

The winner of the logo competition for the Newhaven to Lewes cycle path will be announced at a public meeting on Thursday November 14.

The Ouse Valley Cycling Network will reveal the result at the Hillcrest Centre, in Hillcrest Road, in Newhaven at 7.30pm.

Organisers will also bring people up to date with the project, which aims to create a cycle and bridleway network through the Ouse Valley.

OVCN Secretary Susan Thompson said: “We have had many interesting entries which will be on show and we are delighted with the winning result for which there will be a short prize giving ceremony.”

The logo for what has been named Egrets Way, represents a significant stage in the long campaign for a river route.

OVCN committee member Jenny Leon of Newhaven Community Development Association (NCDA) said: “The OCVN project has rapidly developed a strong profile locally and as we continue to develop we want a logo that can be widely recognised.

“In time, like the egrets that use the Ouse Valley, we hope to establish a much need cycle and bridleway network through the valley for people to migrate along both for fun and utility, providing access for all within the National Park.”

There will be refreshments at the public meeting and entry is free.

Organisers were encouraged by the recent wave of interest in cycling nationally and the likely building of a cycleway from Lewes to Kingston.

As a result the evening will include the latest news on the cycleway, show a specially commissioned video of the project and hear an illustrated talk on the Sussex Ouse Valley Way by Terry Owen of Per-Rambulations Walking Group.

For further information about the project contact the OVCN secretary Susan Thompson secretary@ovcn.org.uk or visit our website www.ovcn.org.uk where you can also join our mailing list