SIX major cycling routes in West Sussex are to be extended after a successful bid was made for government funding.
The boost for cycling in the county follows funding of more than £5m being agreed for routes in and around South Downs National Park.
A joint bid was made by the South Downs National Park Authority, West Sussex County Council and other neighbouring authorities to the Department of Transport for the funding.
The aim is to encourage safe cycling for all abilities and improve cycle routes to and from railway stations.
The cycle routes to be upgraded in West Sussex include Arundel Station to Arundel Wetland Centre and Midhurst cycle routes.
The improvements will be made by either the county council or the National Park Authority by March 2015.