Good news that the Department of Transport is reviewing the Highway Code to include issues that put off cyclists i.e. close overtaking, and opening car doors without checking for other road users.
Read the announcement and also note that there is reference to a consultation about possible new laws and penalties relating to death/serious injury caused by dangerous or careless cycling. This consultation ends at 11:45pm on 5 November 2018 so be sure to access it to add your comments. The very last Read more [...]
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 [...]
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:
Congleton Town Map
Middlewich Town Map
Holmes Chapel Town Map
Sandbach Town Map
Alsager Town Map
Where Read more [...]
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.
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 [...]