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The Active Travel Challenge is being delivered by Sustrans as part of East Sussex County Council’s Active Access for Growth Programme.

East Sussex County Council’s Active Access for Growth Programme

Click here ESCC has successfully obtained £1.2 m funding from the DfT to deliver a programme of active travel across East Sussex . The Active Access for Growth Programme will run from 2017 to 2020, focussing on the growth areas of Newhaven, Eastbourne & South Wealden and Bexhill/Hastings.

Three officers and five delivery partners are available to help East Sussex residents in our focus areas to explore how walking, cycling or public transport can help you go places. There will be a particular focus on targeting those that are currently inactive, that are struggling to access work opportunities, with the aim to broaden employment and training horizons and support greater access to educational opportunities.

Activities offered will include :

- Active Steps a 10-week cycling programme
- Cycle/Electric Cycle Loan Schemes
- School cycle activities and challenges

- 'Walk Doctors’ – Journey planning
- Active Travel Maps
- Walking challenges and pledges
- Independent travel training and public transport
- Independent Travel Training and transition activities for secondary schools

Exploring the South Downs:
- Led walks and rides in the South Downs National Park
- Walking & Cycling Leader Training

To find out all about the Active Access for Growth Programme and the services offered, please visit: Active Access for Growth


Click here Sustrans works with families, communities, policy-makers and partner organisations so that people are able to choose healthier, cheaper, cleaner journeys, with better places and spaces to move through and live in. To find out more about Sustrans, please visit:

East Sussex is working with several project partners.

East Sussex Pedal Power

Click here Providing bikes in East Sussex to help you get to work, training, education or improve your health.

Delivering access to bikes and accessories for up to six months.

The Pedal Power scheme is provided by Active Cycling Projects.

East Sussex Wheels2Work

Click here The Wheels to Work scheme provides affordable transport to individuals who are unable to access private transport for employment, and in some cases training and/or education.

Helping people to access employment, education and training through a subsidised scooter and motorcycle rental scheme

Living Streets

Click here We are living streets, the UK charity for everyday walking.

Delivering walking projects for secondary schools and businesses.

Sussex Community Rail Partnership

Click here The Sussex Community Rail Partnership is a voluntary not for profit partnership which aims to encourage people to travel by train and to engage people in their local railway, we work with communities situated around the rural rail lines on a wide and ever growing series of projects.

Delivering independent train travel training

South Downs National Park

Click here The South Downs National Park works with partners to protect the extraordinary place for future generations.

Delivering ‘Walk the Downs’ and ‘Cycle the Downs’ programmes.

University of Brighton

Click here Established in 1850s Brighton, the University of Brighton is a diverse institution based in three towns across the south coast of England.

Delivering electric cycle research

East Sussex Road Safety Team

Click here Coordinating the development of new cycle hubs at Peaceheaven and Hastings with a range of local partners.