No cycling signs for Felpham seafront

SIGNS are to go up along a stretch of Felpham’s coastline to show cycling is banned there.

Arun District Council has agreed to put up the signs between Outram Road and Blakes Road.

This followed a risk assessment of that area of promenade after parish councillor Graham Matthews raised concerns about cyclists continuing on from the seafront cycleway from Bognor Regis and putting pedestrians at risk.

The cycleway between Outram Road and Gloucester Road was launched several years ago. It connects with a seafront route which goes to the Aldwick boundary at Nyewood Lane after 
the extension was launched last July.

But the issue gained widespread notoriety soon after when Stella Townsend wrote to a national newspaper about the injuries her six-year-old grandson suffered when he was knocked down on Felpham seafront by a 
hit-and-run cyclist.

Blood poured from his nose and he suffered a gash to one of his legs. His screams attracted the attention of passers-by.

The accident left him frightened of going on to the promenade for the rest of the family’s stay in the area.