A10 corridor cycling campaigners set for annual awareness ride

PUBLISHED: 19:01 04 May 2018

A10 corridor cycling campaigners.

A10 corridor cycling campaigners.

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An annual cycle ride organised by campaigners fighting for a safe cycle route from Royston to Cambridge takes place on Sunday.

The family-friendly ride, which is in its sixth year and is sponsored by the A10 Corridor Cycling Campaign, sets off from Trumpington Park and Ride at 10am.

Cyclists will follow an entirely off-road route over several segments of new pedestrian/cycle path that the campaign has helped to foster and support.

This includes the newest section of path running through Harston, continuing down to Foxton and Shepreth before turning in to Melbourn and Philimore Garden Centre for refreshments.

In previous years. the annual ride included a second group starting out from Royston, but it was felt to be too dangerous this time.

Royston resident and campaign secretary Tina Filby said: “This is precisely the reason why securing funding for Royston-Melbourn link is the overwhelming focus of the campaign.”

Melbourn county councillor and campaign chair Susan van de Ven said: “We’re keenly aware of the huge number of people who would benefit from a safe link between Royston and Melbourn – a distance of only two miles.

“Sitting on a county administrative border makes it the hardest nut to crack, but we’re encouraged by the funding pledges made over the past year by local businesses and Royston Town Council, as well as the Greater Cambridge Partnership’s work on a business case for the link. We’ll keep working until the job’s done.”

The campaign is looking for a few more volunteers to marshal on Sunday – get in touch if you can help at contacta10cycle@gmail.com.

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