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Hove, Shoreham and beyond

Hove, Shoreham and beyond

 

To the west lie the colourful beach huts, regency buildings and grand lawns of Hove seafront.
 
Make your way through the crowds of central Brighton seafront, towards the West Pier they start to thin out. The West Pier is a listed building, hence why it is still standing in its burnt out state. There is lots of speculation and rumour to how the two fires that started on the pier happened but nothing proved. Past here is the Bandstand. The Bandstand has been lovingly restored recently and is home to dance classes and weddings as well as live music.
 
The Brighton & Hove boundary is designated by the Angel Peace statue and from here on runs Hove Lawns. The Lawns are where the locals come to relax, exercise and occasionally party with the world’s biggest free beach festival every year, Paddle Round the Pier.
 
Halfway along the Lawns are the world famous beach huts. Each hut is the same colour except for their front doors and they have been passed down through generations of families but they do occasionally come up for sale. Once the Lawns have finished you reach Marocco’s, an Italian ice cream bar and restaurant, the queue here on a hot day is as long as the Lawns themselves.
 
The cycle path will take you all the way to Hove Lagoon water sports centre, where you can kayak, sail or wakeboard on the manmade lake. Here is also Millionaires Row, home to the rich and famous in Brighton & Hove.
 
You can carry on along the Basin Road here to Carrots Cafe and Shoreham -by-Sea. The Basin Road is a quiet road, but it is also an industrial road being part of the port of Shoreham, so not the most scenic of rides.
 
Other things to note on the ride – Look away from the sea and marvel at the Regency buildings that line the Brunswick area of Hove. If the wind is blowing look for kitesurfers out to sea, some of the world’s best can be found here.
 
You can cycle through the city centre but Brighton is small enough that it is much more enjoyable to walk through.

 

You can cycle through the city centre but Brighton is small enough that it is much more enjoyable to walk through.