About Sussex Greenways

Sussex Greenways was formed in January 2021. Our application to become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) is currently pending.


Nick Hanna

A former travel writer, Nick founded Hastings Urban Bikes in 2005 and was instrumental in designing the Hastings Cycle Network. After moving to Beckley in 2010 he worked with the Rother Environmental Group on cycle routes within Rother and Rye. He’s a member of the umbrella organisation Cycle East Sussex and the founder of Sussex Greenways.

Sue Burton

Sue founded the 1066 Cycle Club in 2009, and is a founder member of Cycle East Sussex. Sue was the inspiration and project manager of Battle Health Pathway and pump track which opened in 2020. She’s the co-ordinator of the Hastings and Rother Sustrans volunteer group, and a Trustee of Rother Environmental Group

Richard Watson

Richard is a former freelance journalist who also worked for the Environmental Change Institute. In the last 10 years he has co-founded several community energy co-operatives and was awarded the OBE in 2016 for services to the community of Sussex.



Polly Gray

Polly is currently the sole Green Councillor at Rother District Council, and a member of the RDC Climate Change Steering Group. She’s a long-standing member of the Green party, as well as several local and national environmental groups. She’s a lifelong cyclist and keen walker.

Martin Summers

Martin's passion for bikes started from a young age. In 1997 he set up his own cycle share business in Greenwich teaming up with other companies across London – before anyone had heard of Boris bikes. With his wife Wendy, he started Rye Bay E-bikes in 2018.

Tamara Strapp

Tamara runs business lets on her family farm in East Sussex. Previously she worked in the farming, equestrian and rural sectors as a journalist and public relations consultant. She is a former chair of Salehurst and Robertsbridge Parish Council and has worked on several local development and service committees.

Stephen Hardy

Stephen worked as the Compliance Director for a FTSE 100 company but has always found time for environmental campaigning. He has been a Trustee of the Council for the Protection of Rural England (Sussex) and Rother Environmental Group since 2013. He was awarded an MBE for community services in 1999.

Nicky Bishop

Nicky Bishop

Following careers in marketing and journalism, Nicky is now a part-time teacher of Latin and Maths. She lives in Ashburnham, where she was Chair of the Parish Council for five years. She is currently organiser of the village Walking Group and elections organiser for Rother Green Party.

Ian Bailey.

Ian Bailey

Ian has over 40 years’ experience in agricultural land management. His speciality is economic analysis of agricultural, environmental and rural assets using spatial data. Ian is a Peasmarsh Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering Group volunteer with interest in land use and the environment.