Prizes awarded for best cycling routes in West Sussex

Mike Croker Bramber won a Garmin Edge Touring GPS and Alex Taylor, the manager of South Downs Bikes in Goring (photo submitted). SUS-151022-103108001
Mike Croker Bramber won a Garmin Edge Touring GPS and Alex Taylor, the manager of South Downs Bikes in Goring (photo submitted). SUS-151022-103108001

Two West Sussex residents have won prizes for sharing their favourite countryside cycling and walking routes.

Mike Croker from Bramber won a Garmin Edge Touring GPS from South Downs Bikes, which has branches in Storrington and Goring, and Rebekah Sibley from Crawley won a £300 voucher to spend in store at Giant Shoreham.

West Sussex County Council Leader Louise Goldsmith, Rebekah Sibley  from Crawley won a �300 voucher to spend in store, and Matt Carr from Giant Shoreham. Beautfiul Outdoors competition (photo submitted). SUS-151022-103056001

West Sussex County Council Leader Louise Goldsmith, Rebekah Sibley from Crawley won a �300 voucher to spend in store, and Matt Carr from Giant Shoreham. Beautfiul Outdoors competition (photo submitted). SUS-151022-103056001

Mike’s route took in a section of the Downs Link starting at Bramber and leading through to Shoreham-by-Sea, while Rebekah provided a family cycle route comprising a three-mile circuit of Goddards Green.

They both entered the summer competition which asked West Sussex residents to share their favourite cycling and walking routes.

The winning routes will be available to view at www.west-sussex-weekends.com

The competition was part of a summer campaign promoting West Sussex as a place for residents and tourists to get out and enjoy the beautiful outdoors, as well as helping local businesses.

Louise Goldsmith, leader of West Sussex County Council, said: “We’ve received some wonderful walks and cycling routes which will go on the West Sussex Weekends website. The greatest ambassadors for West Sussex are residents who are out enjoying everything that the county has to offer day after day.

“West Sussex is very much a hidden treasure. We want to change this and encourage people to come and visit West Sussex and discover our beautiful countryside. Encouraging more people to come and visit the county, bring their families, maybe stay for a weekend, will help our local traders and the economy.

“But it’s not just tourists we want to come and visit West Sussex. We’re keen for all residents to discover what’s on their doorstep and beyond and enjoy our beautiful countryside across the county, from the rolling hills of the South Downs to the miles of unspoilt coastlines and fabulous food and drink.

“I’d also like to take the opportunity to thank the many West Sussex businesses who worked closely with us and supported our summer competition with some wonderful prizes.”

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