23 Sep 18<>
100 mile cycle ride through West Sussex
You may have seen some publicity and correspondence about Velo South – a 100 mile cycle ride through West Sussex that is planned to take place on Sunday 23rd September 2018.
Velo South is an exciting event which we see will have many benefits such as helping us to shine a light on our beautiful county, support the tourism industry and our local economy. It will also help towards raising additional funds for charities too. The route, which is still being developed, will run through the districts of Horsham and Chichester. We are working closely with CSM, the organisers of Velo South to make sure the event is run safely and efficiently, with the least possible impact on our residents’ daily lives.
We appreciate that road closures needed on event day could be an inconvenience for some people and we want to you reassure you that the road closures will be closely managed by West Sussex County Council. We will make sure our residents feel well supported and informed so they are able to move around the county on the day – and we hope enjoy the event themselves.
Your support of this event is about developing our local economy and promoting West Sussex as a great place to live, work and visit – something that is reflected in our West Sussex Plan; our five year plan to develop the county.
We are working closely with the event organisers, our district and borough partners, and of course with you to ensure its success. We would really value your support and input to help us to achieve a visitor, business and resident experience that we can all be proud of.
I am aware that many of you will want to know greater detail as soon as possible and I have explained this to CSM. This will happen when details are finalised in April.
As part of their engagement with you, CSM will be attending both Chichester and Horsham’s Annual Meeting of Parishes to be on hand to answer questions you may have.
In the meantime we would encourage you and your parish councillors to visit the Velo South website here for more information where you can also sign up for alerts.