All posts by Congleton Cycling Campaign

Behind the Scenes Update 2017

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Exciting times! Lots going on behind the scenes in Congleton with discussions with town councillor and deputy mayor Suzie Ackers-Smith and CE cllr David Brown over tweaks to make cycling around town easier, and longer-term more major work to make the cycle route network less disjointed, and add a new circumnavigation of the town. Also there are more cycling events in the pipeline for the town after the runaway success of the Cheshire leg of the Tour of Britain.  These events are fun,  raise Read more [...]
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New 2017 South East Cheshire Cycle Network Map

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The  2017 edition of the cycle network map for South East Cheshire is now available, published by the South East Cheshire Cycle Action Group  (SECCAG) . The map is a collection of detailed town maps for Congleton, Middlewich, Holmes Chapel, Sandbach and Alsager, with a larger map of the area showing possible links between the towns. View each part of the map on-line here: Area Map Congleton Town Map Middlewich Town Map Holmes Chapel Town Map Sandbach Town Map Alsager Town Map Where Read more [...]
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Seeking Funding

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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 [...]
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Vote for Cycling on Sat 28th Jan at Congleton Town Hall

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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 [...]
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Vote for Funding for Congleton Cycling Network – Save the Date: Sat 28th Feb

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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 [...]
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Wishlist for Cycle Network as Legacy of Tour of Britain event

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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 [...]
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