Cyclist Ian Hollidge has just returned from a 121 mile trip to publicise cycling networks around the UK.
He was one of 18 riders who took part in the south-east stage of Pedal On UK - cycling along the coast to Southampton from Hastings via the Connect 2 cycle route via the De La Warr Pavilion and the promenade.
The group met the mayors of both Hastings and Southampton at the beginning and end of their journey.
The event was organised by Sustrans to celebrate its success in establishing 84 new walking and cycling networks across the UK, helping people of all ages and abilities get about safely on foot or by bike.
Backed by Big Lottery funding, the complete ride will be done in stages over 23 days linking communities between London and Glasgow - it is currently in Wales.
Ian, known locally for his passionate campaigning for cycle routes and as a member of Bexhill Wheelers, had the chance to use a bike that Kelly Holmes had ridden, and described it as a “fantastic” event. Olympic medallist Pete Waterfield also joined in the ride.
Ian added: “Also a cause for celebration was the opening of not only the Bexhill Promenade to cyclists but also Bognor with appropriate signage.
“It was fantastic that Bognor promenade has been opened up because there was lots of resistance to it, similar to ours, but it has worked out well. And we saw examples of how councils and various land owners have worked together to create access.
“There now exists a signposted cycle network throughout parts of the UK and it is continuing to be improved with the help of authorities, numerous land owners and individuals. Some spurs already exist off the main network with a developing numbering system.”