Sat 4th July 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 the Read more [...]
Sad news just received that Cllr Philip Hoyland, our Cheshire East Cycling Champion, died suddenly and unexpectedly a few days ago.
Where should we have our stand this year?
Usually it’s opposite the town hall, and handy for the start of the pedalling picnic. However we have the choice of Little St, with the Congleton Sustainability Group, or our usual spot.
What do you think? Any preference, and why?
30 days of April – and every day is a possible cycling day…. Take a look at this campaign for cycling on every day of the month.
Remember, it’s only £5 for a household to join the Congleton Cycling Campaign, and members receive 10% discount at the Cycle Centre in West Rd too.
Happy new year to all – enjoy cycling in 2013.
Please remember to renew your subscription so you can continue to benefit from 10% discount at the Cycle Centre in West Rd, and we can continue to help you cycle in the area by campaigning for good information (e.g. route maps and signage), facilities (e.g. bike racks) and training (for adults and children).
The Tour of Britain cycle race passes close to Congleton, not once but twice, soon.
Mon Sep 10th: from the Cat and Fiddle, cyclists turn right at Bosley crossroads, left at Fool's Nook and then via Gawsworth to Siddington crossroads (feed station) to a sprint at Chelford before heading for Knutsford and then Warrington.
Thurs Sep 13th: returning from Scotland, the cyclists have a circular stage at Stoke on Trent. The route will include Meerbrook via Rushton Spencer to the Cloud, and them Read more [...]
After many years of waiting (since the days of Cheshire County Council) plus a lot of pressure, meetings and input from members of the campaign (in particular Peter Hall) , we have at last got informative pedestrian and cycling signs in place to link the two secondary schools in Congleton. The signs (see below) have destinations, which is a great improvement on those they replace, and there are additional signs at junctions where there were none before. For the route info, see Congleton Cycle Read more [...]
Cheshire East, please note one easy way to convert a crossroads to a cycle-friendly one, cheaply and effectively:
Here's the overview:
And this is what it looks like in use:
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*British Waterways is dead, long live the Canal and River Trust!
This is its successor for England and Wales, and its new website includes a guide to cycling opportunities on towpaths - plus its Share the Space, Drop your Pace guidelines.
Towpaths make a great link between quieter roads, and may help you avoid traffic if you're not confident on busy roads. Take a look at an Ordnance Survey map to reveal the possibilities. However, note that although most towpaths in our area are permissible Read more [...]