southdownscycling purpose and ethos

September 21, 2010

just trying to make a useful site. Visitors to the new park should be increasing year on year so it its a good opportunity and couldn’t see any other sites that pull all this together. I will need your help to keep it up-to-date, spread the word, let me know if your links / e-mails change, & tell me what else would be good on the site.

I will also be publishing e-mails and news from the South Downs Park Authority on any cycling related matters – such as there strategies for developing cycle facilities and routes, or visitor number data etc. The commercial emphasis of this site is to promote south downs small businesses and strengthen the local economy.

We are also trying to promote sustainable tourism by enabling the South Downs visitors to access all the information they need in one place which should make cycling too and in the park a simpler process. This obviously applies to residents and communities bordering the park. So join us


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September 19, 2010

Aug 2010 Outline of how cycling will be managed in the SDNP

September 19, 2010

The South Downs National Park Authority will be creating its own policies in due course and developing a new South Downs National Park Management Plan with all partners and stakeholders, to ensure that we can meet the National Park Purposes:

To conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the South Downs;

To promote opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities; – and a ‘Duty’ – to seek to foster the social and economic well-being of the local community in pursuit of the purposes.

In pursuit of the 2nd purpose, we will be setting up a new statutory South Downs Access Forum and will be looking to the cycling fraternity to help us define what is needed. The South Downs National Park Authority will be keen to increase the opportunities for all sorts of access across the Downs and support for cycling for recreation and transport purposes.

Bike Resources for the South Downs National Park UK

September 19, 2010 is an Open Resource Hub for all visitors, residents, commercial and non-commercial organisations relevant to Cycling in the new South Downs National Park.

We are attempting to collate all bike related resources located in or near the South Downs National Park and need you to let us know about your Shop/Club/Businesses or Charity so we can build a really useful website.

We want everything from established companies to your 1 man trail mapping efforts. So please visit the site and submit your details. The commercal elements of this site are to promote small, local businesses. In order to strengthen the South Downs economy. You won’t find any national retail or hospitality chains.