THE much-loved Dotto Train has been forced to change its route because of kids on bikes hanging on to the back of it.

This is along the seafront by the Skatepark and Sovereign Centre.

The Dotto will now operate on the road instead of the seafront along that stretch.

The Friends of Eastbourne said: “What a shame! Why should the enjoyment of so many be stopped by a few yobs?

Why can’t the emphasis be on stopping these kids, who are making dangerous choices instead of altering the route, annoying road users who will inevitably be held up by Dotto and spoiling the enjoyment of many who will no longer enjoy a seafront ride?”