Family cycling event as part of new awareness campaign


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A FREE three-mile family cycling event is to be held as part of a campaign to make cyclists and pedestrians more aware of each other.

The event will also mark the completion of the Marine Parade West cycle route which connects the Sustrans National Cycle Network Route 2 between Gosport and Lee-on-the-Solent, as well as safety improvements to the cycle paths along the seafront for cyclists and pedestrians.

The charity Sustrans will be joining the event, which starts at 10am at Marine Parade in Lee-on-the-Solent on Sunday.

Guided rides will be provided from the Pebble Beach Café to the Marine Parade shop area where the Pit Stop with giveaways, interactive games and challenges.

Councillor Seán Woodward, Hampshire County Council’s executive member for economy transport and environment, said: ‘We have invested over £260,000 into Lee-on-the-Solent to ensure both cyclists and pedestrians can move around this beautiful part of the county more safely.

‘We hope this will encourage more people to leave their cars at home and enjoy the new network.

‘The event is also a chance to highlight some of the issues that both pedestrians and cyclists face when sharing a path, how users can be more considerate towards each other along with information on the type of signs that are used to indicate a shared path.’

It is being held as part of My Journey is a travel awareness campaign by local councils.