Bridge the Downs Link campaign launched to make Rudgwick A281 crossing safe

The Bridge the Downs Link campaign has now officially launched. This grassroots campaign was formed following the death of a cyclist on the Downs Link at the notorious Rudgwick A281 crossing. The cycle forum is proud to support this initiative, along with Rudgwick Parish Council, the Rudgwick Preservation Society, the British Horse Society, the West […]

Why drive when you can ride?

The following article appeared as this week’s Sussex Green Living column in the West Sussex County Times.

Council’s response to the Coroner falls short of confirming they will act to make Downs Link crossing safe

For over ten years local residents and representatives of the different user groups have highlighted the dangers of the Downs Link crossing of the A281 near Rudgwick. The former railway bridge across the road was dismantled in the 1960s and ever since the Downs Link was opened in the 1980s users have had to take […]

Bridge the Downs Link

The Downs Link is a 37 mile largely off-road path for walkers, cyclists and horse riders between Guildford in Surrey and Shoreham-by-Sea in West Sussex. The route follows two disused railway lines and links the South Downs Way to the North Downs Way as well as connecting to a wider network of paths between the […]

World Environment Day at Amberley Museum

For World Environment Day the cycle forum had a stall at Amberley Museum where our key message was: “This machine fights climate change”. The humble bicycle can help solve many of our problems, such as air pollution and traffic congestion, whilst you save money, keep active, beat the queues and have fun at the same […]

New Government design standards for cycling infrastructure explained

Last year the Government published its new design standards for cycling infrastructure. These are a significant advance on what went before and commit local authorities to upping their game by building cycle infrastructure to the highest international standards. The Government’s vision for making cycling a mass form of transport is outlined in a document called […]

Making the Carfax work for everyone

The following article has been published in the latest Horsham Society newsletter. For more details of our proposals see here.  

Cycle parking in Horsham – 10 locations where more is needed

Getting more people onto their bikes for everyday journeys means providing them with safe and direct routes to cycle on – but having somewhere safe and convenient to park your bike when you reach your destination is also important. You can carry a surprising amount on a bike but you need to be able to […]

Allowing two-way cycling in the Carfax

The following article was published today in the West Sussex County Times. Call for two-way cycle route in Horsham’s Carfax Allowing two-way, or contraflow, cycling in the Carfax has been a long-term goal of many people – not just the cycle forum. Last year, in response to the pandemic, the Government called on councils to […]

Cycle access in the Carfax – our proposals

Our proposals for cycle access in the Carfax Horsham District Council has an aim that “for Horsham residents, workers and visitors cycling and walking will be the natural choice for most short journeys”. The council also has an objective that it will “increase levels of cycling and walking for utility journeys”. (LCWIP 2020)* Making local […]