Pedal Power

, 17 June 2012

Author Amanda Solomon

Amanda on a bike
Amanda on a bike

As part of the Sussex Festival of Nature

celebrations this year, Sussex Wildlife Trust’s marine team is harnessing pedal power to raise awareness of marine issues by cycling 26 miles from Littlehampton to Brighton.

I haven’t ridden a bike since I was five years old but, If, like me, you love the thought of cycling through the countryside with the wind blowing in your hair on a warm summers day, but then remember how unfit you are, how stiff your joints are and while the spirit is willing the flesh is weak, all is not lost. You too can clock up some pedal pushing miles to support our marine team on a static bike at Stanmer Park, Brighton. The bike will allow you to pedal as many or as few miles as you wish to show you care about sea life and marine habitats in Sussex.

The Festival has something for everyone and having attended for several years I can confirm it is a great family event with something to interest everyone.

The Trust has a ‘Gardening for Wildlife’ interactive zone this year and the chance to take part in bug hunting, pond dipping, marine based activities, quizzes, games and lots more.

Fun packed Sussex Wildlife Trust stand / Ruth Garner
Fun packed Sussex Wildlife Trust stand / Ruth Garner

Sussex Festival of Nature 2012 is held at Stanmer Park, Brighton on Sunday June 24th from 10.00am to 5.00pm.

Free entry, free bike park, £5 charge for car parking. Special buses from Brighton and train links via Falmer.

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