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Cycling in Lewes

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Route to Lewes Priory

Dead end - and access to the cycle and pedestrian routes south from Lewes along the Ouse

start of local cycle route towards Southease

Narrow section on the route between Lewes castle & museum and Anne of Cleves House

No Through Road for cars - just fine for cycles

Direct route from Lewes castle & museum and Anne of Cleves House (joint ticket available)

Cycle parking on Lewes station

Cycle parking at Lewes station and the ramp to platforms 2 & 3 (other platforms have stairs and lifts).

Cliffe High Street, east from Lewes bridge

Lewes High St - a short traffic-free stretch

Two stands (only) by Lewes bridge

No cycling in the A26 tunnel bypassing Lewes - cyclists can use NCN regional route 90 to the left/west.

NCN regional route 90 south from Lewes

Cycle contraflow on link to Lewes High Street

Bike shop, Lewes

Basically traffic-free route to Lewes station

The Ouse bridge on the South Downs Way (with the Itford bridge just visible right of centre)

The older footpath on the Ouse embankment south from Lewes, with the paved Egret Way to the right

The Egret Way - an excellent paved route alongside the older footpath on the Ouse embankment south from Lewes

The Egret Way - an excellent paved route alongside the older footpath on the Ouse embankment south from Lewes

Signs for the South Downs way where it crosses the Egret Way - an excellent paved route alongside the older footpath on the Ouse embankment south from Lewes

The Egret Way - an excellent paved route alongside the older footpath on the Ouse embankment south from Lewes

Cycle shed at Southease youth hostel

Cycle stands, tool stand and Southease youth hostel

The South Downs Way from the Itford bridge across the A26 to Southease youth hostel

Itford bridge, built to carry the South Downs Way across the A26

Itford bridge, built to carry the South Downs Way across the A26

Cyclists Dismount to cross the railway here (where the main gates stay closed unless required by a road vehicle)

Cycle parking at Southease station

Shared-use route (NCN route 2) crossing the entrance to Newhaven ferry terminal

Cyclists Dismount sign on Newhaven Swing bridge (NCN2) - not sure why, as it's no different to the shared-use path on either side.

Cyclists Dismount sign on Newhaven Swing bridge (NCN2) - not sure why, as it's no different to the shared-use path on either side.

Route sign for NCN2 at Newhaven Swing Bridge

Sign for NCN route 2 at Newhaven Swing Bridge

Plaque at the Southover Park cycle stands, Lewes

Cycle parking at Southover Park, Lewes (no cycling on the park)

Keere St, Lewes - closed to motor traffic at the top

Keere St, Lewes - closed to through traffic, and a bit steep.

Road closure - Keere St, Lewes

Lane through Lewes Castle

No Cycling on Castle Lane, Lewes

What a shame this wasn't properly set up to allow cycles to pass easily.

Just about the only cycle parking in the centre of Lewes

Good (but not actually covered) cycle parking at the new Depot cinema, Lewes

Lewes station Cycle Hub - a Southern Key Card opens the door

Lewes station Cycle Hub - a Southern Key Card opens the door

The covered cycle parking at Lewes station has lost its cover! - see #24526

Cycle parking on the station platform (inside the ticket gates), Lewes

Public cycle pump & repair kit at YHA South Downs

The eastern end of the undercliff route from Brighton. There's also a cliff-top route from Brighton, which continues further eastwards along the coast from here.

Bridleway up to the South Downs.

There's a public footpath through the Firle Park estate, but they're keen to keep people out otherwise.

End of cycle track beside the A27 from Lewes.

Start of cycle track along the A27 to Lewes

Riverside route past Tesco, Lewes

Riverside route past Tesco, Lewes

The 'old coach road' from Alfriston to Firle - between the modern A27 and the South Downs Way.

Cycling on the 'old coach road' from Alfriston to Firle - between the modern A27 and the South Downs Way.

Covered cycle parking at Lewes station.

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