The campaign is busy working with town councillor Suzie Ackers-Smith, who was instrumental in bringing the Tour of Britain to Congleton.
The result is the Tour of Britain Legacy Committee who are working on ideas to ensure this event has a lasting effect on the area by improving its health and wealth. Improving health by encouraging the uptake of walking/cycling for shorter journeys and for exercise/leisure in order to reduce air pollution and stress; improving wealth by improving the local Read more [...]
We have now discovered that the Triathlon funding bid has not made it through to Decision Day, so there are no cycle-related projects being considered, but there are still many local community groups applying for funds, so your presence and votes are still required if you want to have your say.
View the Decision Day schedule.
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Good news and bad news. Two cycle-related submissions were made to Cheshire East for funding related to cycling. One (for signage and a feasibility study for improving the cycle network in town) did not make it into the second round, but the other ie The Town Hall and Friends Sprint Triathlon Event on 23rd April 2017 did.
As the triathlon will be a fun way to raise awareness of cycling and hopefully garner further support for cycle network improvements, we still need all of you who are 12 years Read more [...]
What? Vote for more funds to start filling in the gaps in the Congleton cycle network. Cheshire East is holding a Decision Day for locals to listen to various community project proposals.
Where? Congleton Town Hall.
When? Sat 28th Feb 2017 from 9.30am-noon
How? Anyone 12 or older can vote, but you have to vote in person and MUST REGISTER before 9.50am, listen to the all the proposed projects and then vote (from 10-11am).
Refreshments provided - come along with friends and family to Read more [...]
We've been busy putting together an ambitious wishlist plus some cheap and cheerful quick fixes (will post these later) to improve the Congleton Cycle Network, as requested by town councillor Suzie Akers-Smith, the force behind the success of the 2016 Tour of Britain stage held here in Cheshire East.
Cheshire East Council's leader, Rachel Bailey, and others want to see a cycling legacy from this event, so that residents and visitors will have a good quality cycle network to use. Currently there Read more [...]
An exciting month with the Tour of Britain 2016 kicking off stage 3 in Congleton, and lots of local events to encourage people to pedal.
Sat 3rd Sep: 11.00am to 2.30pm. Astbury Mere Country Park visitor centre. Fun Cycle Run. Pick up a Congleton network map and pedal a mile into the town centre. Collect a Find a Jersey competition booklet at the Tour of Britain stand in the pedestrian area.
Sun 4th Sep: 7.30am for 8.00-9.00am start. Cheshire Tour of Britain Sportive covering 86 miles of the Read more [...]
What's it like to cycle one mile? Find out. Bring your bike along for the one mile fun Cycle Run ride on Saturday 3rd September between Astbury Mere Country Park visitor centre and Congleton town centre, following shortcuts and quiet back streets that are part of a national cycle route (the 573). No hills!
Come along to Astbury Mere between 11am and 2pm, pick up your free Congleton Cycle Network map from the team, who will show you how to find the way into town along the quiet back streets, following Read more [...]
A group working to improve cycling conditions in the area for workers, shoppers & school children. Promote and encourage cycling in all its forms, work with other cycle groups/clubs & the transport charity Sustrans.