Behind the scenes we're on the lookout for funding to improve cycling facilities in Congleton. Lottery money has come up and we're in the process of applying, but have discovered the need to have a more formal footing to be eligible. So we're in the process of creating a Community Interest Company (CIC) - this is registered at Companies House, and has a board of (unpaid) directors . The proposed name is Active Travel Congleton but the name, constitution and other matters relating to this new Read more [...]
As part of the new link road construction, Giantswood Lane, Congleton will be closed completely while a new bridge is installed. The closure will begin on 21st Feb 2020 for approx 6 weeks. For the non-motorist diversion, please see this link: https://www.graham.co.uk/…/Giantswood-Lane-Closure-Non-Moto…
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
Cheshire East Rangers have advised us that the Biddulph Valley Way, between Brunswick Wharf and the railway viaduct at Stone Cottages, will be undergoing some maintenance over the next month or so. We are advised that NCN55 will not be closed during this period but users should be aware of contractors’ equipment, movements and earthworks. The route WILL be closed to equestrian users during this period. When we know when the work will be complete we will post that news.
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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Sat 5th December 2015, meeting at 9.30am for our monthly gentle pedal along the lanes to the farmers' market at Rode Hall. Return at lunch time, with a possible pause at a pub. Meet on the corner of Moss Rd and Canal Rd/Leek Rd, Congleton. All welcome, members and non-members.
NB The Farmers' Market ride is an informal arrangement, with a few CCC members regularly involved. However, there are times when people have other obligations or the weather is atrocious, so you may find no-one else at Read more [...]