Cycling in and around Lewes

Promoting cycling

for all, in and around the County town of Lewes.


for safer streets and sustainable transport


cyclists and communities

Cycle Lewes Stall

Lewes is a great place to cycle despite its spectacular hilly setting. The town is relatively compact – it is easy to plan routes that avoid most hills and are often quicker than similar journeys by car.

Situated in the heart of the recently established South Downs National Park, Lewes is surrounded by a wonderful network of country lanes and some of the best off road cycling in England. Lewes station is a rail hub for the region, providing both access for visitors and connections for Lewes cyclists to nearby stations as well as the port of Newhaven.

Cycle Lewes was formed in 1998. We rely on both our membership subscriptions and the active involvement of our members. Our Committee meets monthly and is always open to new initiatives and members.

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The need for reallocation of space for cyclists during Coronavirus lockdown

Across the country councils are closing areas to cars to allow people to walk and cycle safely during and after the Coronavirus lockdown.  London is looking to create new cycle and walking highways and is currently aiming to ban cars & lorries on London Bridge & Waterloo Bridge.

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Pedestrianisation & Shopping in Lewes

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Cycle Lewes proposals for Post Lockdown Reopening of the Town

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Cycle Lewes calls for Responsible Cycling

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Cycle Lewes Countryside cycling map in the Lewes District

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Cycle Lewes Map of cycle routes in Lewes Town

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Council’s Local Neighbourhood Plan 2019 has many references to cycling

Lewes Town Council’s Local Neighbourhood Plan (LNP) has many references to cycling.  The document will provide the basis for all cycling policies and work carried out by the Council over the next decade.

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Cycle Lewes Newsletters 2020

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Cycle Lewes responds to Transport for the South East’s draft Transport Strategy

The draft transport strategy for the South East has been produced by Transport for the South East (TfSE), a partnership of local authorities, business groups and transport bodies formed to speak with one voice on the region’s transport priorities.

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A Cycling Strategy for Lewes

Adopted at the AGM in 2018 CycleLewes has prepared a strategy document based on extensive discussion and consultation. Read all about it here.

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