New cycle route through Petworth and Midhurst

CHRIS Smith, editor of the sustainable travel newsletter Travel Log Lewes, has launched a new 100-mile cycling route called ‘Under the Downs’ which runs near Petworth, Midhurst and Petersfield.

Stretching from Newhaven to Portsmouth, passing through Lewes, Ditchling, Hurstpierpoint, Steyning, Storrington, Amberley, Fareham and the Meon Valley, the route is designed to promote sustainable tourism in these areas and to relieve pressure on the over-cycled South Downs Way.