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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Nothing much has been done yet, despite the advance notice of closure from 16th March. Apparently work will commence Fri 27th March.
There will be Macc. Canal towpath work from 16th March onwards, so the towpath will be closed.
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Our next evening meeting is at 19.00 on Wednesday 25th February in the Kings Arms, Lawton St, Congleton, CW12 1RS.
The purpose is to discuss Congleton Cycling Campaign's presentation on 'cycling in Congleton' that we have been invited to give at the upcoming Cheshire East Cycling Seminar (Tues 3rd March 3rd, 18.00, Congleton Town Hall).
The proposed Link Road and its cycling provision (or lack of) would make a good theme - we have sight of the final plan, and there will be public consultation Read more [...]
Some good news:Cheshire East have agreed to spend money on two projects that we have been on about for a while.1 Cycling is to be permitted in the pedestrian precinct in Congleton before 10.00 and after 16.30.2 The towpath on the Macclesfield Canal is to be improved between Severn Close and Congleton railway station. This will complete the link from the town centre to the station that is due to be started in March.And...Stoke on Trent City Council is creating a bridleway to join the end of the Biddulph 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 [...]
*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 [...]