Horsham Town Centre Vision – our full response

HDCF have submitted a full response to the Town Vision. In summary, the Cycle Forum object to the Vision because it offers nothing for cycling nor meaningful improvements. The document lacks the depth or vision to see how Horsham should travel and live. It is essentially a list of development sites. The Vision should have been an […]

New short film on inclusive cycling

A new short film from Dr Rachel Aldred entitled “Cycling for All” shows how cycle infrastructure must cater for minorities to be truly inclusive. “Cycling in Britain is not equal: women, older people, black and minority ethnic people, and disabled people are all less likely to cycle.” Lack of inclusive cycling infrastructure is the number one […]

Shelley Birthday Bike Ride highlights lack of safe route to Warnham

The bike ride to celebrate the 225th birthday of local poet Shelley took place in glorious sunshine. Ride organiser Thea Bredie sent this report. At 10 AM on the morning of Friday 4th August 15 local people gathered around the Heritage Sundial on the Forum with their bicycles, about to set off on a celebratory […]

Shelley’s Birthday Bike Ride – Friday 4th August

A bike ride to commemorate the birth of Horsham-born poet Percy Bysshe Shelley will take place this Friday 4th August. Unlike the earlier event, this ride will be open to both men and women! The ride will start at 10:00am from the Sundial in the Forum and finish around 12:30pm. Event organiser Thea Bredie writes: “On Friday it will […]

Pop-up cycle lane on the A259 – Sat 22nd July

UPDATE 21/07/17: The event has unfortunately had to be postponed to another day due to bad weather. To highlight the lack of a safe cycle route on the A259 between Chichester and Emsworth, local campaign group Chemroute are organizing a “pop-up” cycle lane outside the St Wilfrid’s charity shop in Nutbourne, and will be asking […]

Sun shines on ladies-only bike ride

The sun shone for the ladies-only bike ride to commemorate the life of Horsham-born poet Shelley. Event organiser Thea Bredie sent this report. At 10 am on Saturday 8th July 2017 a special small event kicked off the literary aspect of the Horsham Festival this year. For the first time, 195 years after the poet’s death, P. B. […]

Horsham Town Centre Vision – our response

We have today submitted the following response to the Horsham Town Centre Vision consultation. Important note: West Sussex County Council are currently working on a feasibility study on contraflow cycle routes within Horsham, so we see it essential that HDC co-ordinate with WSCC over this as part of the Town Vision project. Town Centre Vision […]

Women’s bike ride 8th July 2017

A women-only bike ride to commemorate the life of Horsham-born poet Percy Bysshe Shelley will take place on Saturday 8th July. The easy 6km ride will start at 10:00am at the sun dial in the Forum and finish at Warnham Nature Reserve at approximately 12:30pm where refreshments will be available. Strictly for women only and accompanied children. Event […]

Video of Horsham’s shockingly dangerous roundabouts goes viral

The video of a cyclist being knocked off their bike on one of Horsham’s notorious roundabouts received further media coverage in the District Post. The video was taken by Horsham resident Mike Dearsley. You can view the online article here.  

Collisions in West Sussex – why we need segregated cycle infrastructure

Collisions involving cars and people on bikes – whilst fortunately rare – can have a traumatic impact on those involved and you really need to experience one first hand to fully appreciate that fact. Last month I witnessed a woman being knocked off her bike on the notorious Tesco Express roundabout in Horsham. The speeds were slow and she suffered only minor […]