CYCLISTS will enjoy a clearer ride following a programme of grass cutting along county cycle routes.

East Sussex County Council’s highways staff have been busy clearing vegetation along the Ringmer Cycleway, between Lewes and Ringmer.

Similar work is to follow on three other routes next week. Grass cutting will be completed alongside the Ouse Valley Nature Reserve between Newhaven and Seaford, Berwick Way Cycleway and Camber Cycleway.

Council lead member for transport and environment Nick Bennett said: “From time to time it’s necessary for us to clear grass and vegetation alongside the cycle paths to ensure cyclists have a clear and unimpeded route.

“We’d ask cyclists to take extra care if they’re passing an area where grass cutting is being carried out but all the routes will remain open as normal during the work.”