Cycle Shepway greatly appreciates your support.  But we have a problem.  Cycle Shepway is running on empty.

The fact is Cycle Shepway has no funding for day-to-day running costs like the website, printing, campaigning, route surveys and general administration.  To date costs have been met from the pockets of the committee, all of whom are volunteers.

As we grow and campaigns like the Cinque Ports Cycleway from Folkestone to Dungeness gather speed, it is vital we have the wherewithal to carry forward our fight for better and safer cycling in Shepway.  For that reason, we are asking supporters to donate a minimum of £5 per household per year.

Cycle Shepway is also seeking funds elsewhere.  For instance, we have £2,000 from Kent County Council to erect dual-use notices on the seafront from Folkestone to Sandgate.  But such grants are specific to projects and cannot be spent on the running costs of our pressure group.  That is why we seek your financial support.

This is how you can donate:

  1. Cash or cheque made payable to Cycle Shepway.  Please include your address.  Send to: Treasurer Alan Joyce, 6 London Road, Hythe, Kent CT21 4DF.
    Tel: 01303 267085  Email:
  1. By standing order.  If you pay this way, there is no cost to either yourself or Cycle Shepway.  Only you can amend the order.  You can either send the order direct to your bank or to the Treasurer, address as above, who will forward it to your bank.  If you send the order directly to your bank, please advise the Treasurer, with your name and address.
  1. By Paypal.  You do not need a PayPal account.  Where you do not have an account log on to and click on “Transfer Money to Friends”.  The needy friend is

Of course, if you’d like to make a donation larger than £5, we will be delighted.  For instance, Malcolm Watkinson has donated £100 on behalf of his company Dartpoint Limited of Lydd for which we are most grateful.

But every little helps.  If every one of our 250 supporters sent us a fiver, we’d comfortably meet our campaign costs.  Please help us keep Cycle Shepway on the road.