Category Archives: Cycling for transport

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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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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Fun Cycle Run Congleton Sat 3rd September 2016

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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 [...]
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Fun cyclerun Congleton Sat 20th August 2016

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Bring your bike and enjoy a fun Cyclerun ride on Saturday 20th August from Astbury Mere Country Park visitor centre to Congleton town centre, following shortcuts and quiet back streets that are part of a national cycle route (the 573).   No hills!

Collect your cycle route map at the visitor centre. Come along any time between 11.30 and 2.30, and when you get to the town centre, look for the gazebo in the pedestrian area for free refreshments and Cycle Tour of Britain information.

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