Tuesday, 22 April 2014

A10 Awareness Cycle Ride

Our friends in the A10 Corridor Cycling Campaign are organising an A10 Awareness Ride along the route on Sunday 18th May 2014. The ride will be leisurely and will use off-road paths where possible. This follows a hugely-popular ride in 2013.

Two groups of cyclists will set off simultaneously at 10am, one from Trumpington Park and Ride near Cambridge and one from Royston Heath. The two rides will convene at about 11.15am at Phillimore's Garden Centre near Melbourne for free tea and cake. Julian Huppert, MP for Cambridge, will see off the Trumpington cyclists, while Oliver Heald, MP for North East Hertfordshire, hopes to see off the Royston cyclists. For more information see the A10 Corridor Cycling Campaign's website here

Mike Stapleton adds: The success of last years ride was that the Cambridgeshire County Council applied for a Government Grant (LST) and was successful. The path between Trumpington Lakes and Frog End has been rebuilt. The existing path from Harston to Shepreth Lakes has been cleared of overgrowing vegetation. It is not up to the latest standards but is usable.

We are concentrating on the worst sections of the roadside paths along the A10 first. Cambs County Council is making a bid for funding for the path from Melbourn to the A505 at Royston at this moment. The Awareness Group is working with Sustrans to obtain funding for a bridge over the A505 at Royston. Network Rail has done a feasibility study for a bridge at Foxton level crossing. So it is all happening and we must keep up the good work. Please come and support us. We welcome every type of cyclist to show how much we all want this work to be progressed. Oliver Heald the MP for the Royston area and Julian Huppert will see the rides off from Royston and Trumpington respectively.

The Awareness Group has planted Wild Flowers at Shepreth Lakes and will take an interest in the maintenance of the paths. Mike Stapleton

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