Safe Cycling and the Cycle Paths
A shared cycle path runs alongside the Stokes Bay Road from the east end of the Bay to the west end. Cyclists are advised to use this cycle path in preference to cycling on the Stokes Bay Road, which can be very busy in Summer months. Cycling is not permitted along the promenade itself. From Stokes Bay you can cycle west to Lee on the Solent – a traditional seaside town offering clean safe bathing, grassy cliff tops, a long promenade and a shopping centre with shops, cafés and restaurants.There are three sets of cycle racks along the promenade with three cycle hoops at each point for securing your cycle while you visit. The first is at the extreme west end of the promenade close to the slip road to the No.2 Battery car park. The second is next to the children’s play park and the third is between the shelter and the beach huts at the east end of the promenade. The Friends of Stokes Bay hope to persuade Gosport Council to provide more.
Cycling in Gosport
The cycleway that runs from the west end of Stokes Bay at No.2 Battery to the east end at Anglesey Road was funded by SUSTRANS in partnership with Hampshire County Council. It has been named the Ray Reece Cycleway in memory of a local man who cycled around the world in 1971. The interpretation board to commemorate this can be found halfway along the cycle route at the junction of Stokes Bay Road and Jellicoe Avenue.