The new and re-elected councillors of Cheshire East Council are to be congratulated in creating the role of Cycling and Walking Champion. Long overdue, this role will raise awareness of non-motorised users when many council decisions are made, including housing and other developments.
Cllr Suzie Akers-Smith, a long-standing advocate of active lifestyles, who brought a stage of the Tour of Britain to Congleton in 2016, has been appointed to the role.
Read more in Cheshire East's press release.
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The A34 at Rood Hill, Congleton is now open again.
Yesterday there was a diesel spill on the A34/Rood Hill so now the road is closed from the ambulance station/Hub roundabout to the traffic lights junction with Clayton bypass. Should only be a problem for a couple of days, but do check before travelling. Check https://www.roadworks.org/ in case it is still an issue on Sunday 9th for the Food and Drink Festival.
Buses to/from Macclesfield will divert via Bosley crossroads so will not call at any intermediate bus stops between Macc and Congleton Read more [...]
Bike week’s coming up. Dust off those pedals and start spinning!
Visit Cycling UK’s Bike Week pages and find out more.
Do you feel like you need a challenge or a fun day out? Why not take part in the Macclesfield Bikeathon on May 11th? There are three rides of 6 miles, 30 miles or 60 miles. Start and finish at Macclesfield Leisure Centre from 08.00. More details at www.allgoodcycling.co.uk/Macclesfield-bikeathon.html All proceeds go to Just Drop In support service for young people aged between 12 and 25.
On May 3 Congleton Cycling Campaign delivered 'Let's Go Cycling in South East Cheshire' route finding maps to all primary schools in Congleton. The maps will be given to all pupils doing the Bikeability training this year so that they can make use of their new found skills. Hopefully the kids will encourage their families to cycle more and maybe let them cycle to school! If you, too, would like one of these maps you can pick one up at Congleton Library, the Tourist Information Centre in the Town Read more [...]
Come and meet the Congleton Cycling Campaign at our stand at the Congleton Food and Drink Festival on Sunday June 9th. We will have lots of give-aways and we will invite you to let us know your thoughts about cycling in and around Congleton. It all starts at 10.00
Cheshire East Countryside Rangers have announced that the Biddulph Valley Way is now open to all walkers, cyclists and equestrians after the surface renewal. A lovely new surface it is too!
It is being proposed that £27,000 awarded in 2015 to Cheshire East Council by DEFRA to improve air quality in Congleton may be returned to DEFRA because the Council have not come up with any ideas as to how to spend the money! Come along to the Cheshire Tavern (upstairs), West Road, Congleton on Wednesday 10 April (THIS WEDNESDAY) at 19.30 to put forward some ideas that we can pass on to Cheshire East. Contact Peter Hall on 07718 540127 for more information.
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As of the beginning of April 2019 the Cheshire East rangers have informed us that the resurfacing of the Biddulph Valley Way from Brunswick Wharf to the Stone Cottages is now complete. This means that walkers and cyclists can use this section without restriction, Equestrians are still unable to use this section until the surface beds down, We will advise when this is totally open,