Updated with reply: Thank you, AstraZeneca


We have received the following reply to the thank you notes from AstraZeneca:

Thank you Susan, this is lovely.  Makes it all worthwhile.  The A10cycle campaign is a great case study on how to progress complex projects by always maintaining positive relationships with all stakeholders, despite the challenges.

Best wishes Andy

Many thanks to all who wrote in.

We’ve some great notes from members of the cycle campaign thanking AstraZeneca for the exceptional support they have shown to the campaign. Here is a selection below:

From all at the A10 Corridor Cycling Campaign

Your help with maintenance for the A10 path has been invaluable especially during the
Pandemic. The path has been very well maintained and as a result there has been a
dramatic increase in usage over the last year. It is normal to meet cyclists, children, walkers,
runners, mobility aids, dogs and even a horse. Thank you for allowing us use of your
conference room. It has been a really good relationship.
Many thanks.

The path has made such a difference to my cycling into and out of Cambridge and also
improved my running routes that head in that direction. The maintenance has allowed for
the distancing needed over the last9 months too.
Thanks AstraZeneca,

Thank you for your support in helping maintain this – it is truly appreciated

I work in a company on the same site in Babraham Research Campus where AZ has a
facility. The regions close to AZ sites all have great cycle paths with the most dangerous part
of my route being within 1 mile of Royston. Thank you AZ for supporting safe sustainable
and healthy cycle routes to work for the scientific community that have to travel from

Dear AstraZeneca,
Thank you for your generous contribution to maintain the A10 bike path. I have used it
regularly to commute to Cambridge in any weather, to go shopping, and — during lockdown
-also for family cycling and inline skating with the kids. Having the path fully functional
has greatly improved life in Meldreth.

Having this path maintained makes a huge difference especially at night. In addition to
general commuters the path does provide an almost entirely off-road route between the AZ
sites in Melbourn Science park and Academy/City House beside Cambridge station.
As a year-round commuter along the A10 path, that on the dark winter nights with car
headlights reducing visibility, having the path at its full width, cleared of debris and
overhanging branches, enables the path to be a real all round serious proposition for
commuting. It allows us to pass other users without having to get too close and generally
makes it a safer place to be for all types of users. Many thanks for the huge contribution you
have made.

Thank you AstraZeneca, for your fantastic support for the A10 Corridor cycling campaign
over the past few years. Particular thanks for providing a maintenance grant to help us keep
the path free from vegetation. Having a cycle path is one thing; having one that is
maintained so you can use the full width is quite another and it has been a real boon to me
as a walker, runner and cyclist. And in all those modes, I can use the path safely alongside
other users, because there is room for all of us to use the path without being too close to one
another – so important at this time. In short, you have contributed significantly to a major
improvement to many people’s lives. Thank you!
From a grateful Melbourn resident

We’ve been uniquely lucky to have AstraZeneca’s support in keeping the A10 path clear for
safe cycling all year round. The arrangement has given us some good ideas for a sustainable
long-term maintenance plan which we hope can be replicated in other parts of South Cambs
as well. Thank you for all the work behind the scenes to make this happen, and indeed for
your support from the very beginning. we’ve been very lucky to have you in Melbourn!
Many thanks,
Chair, A10 Corridor Cycling Campaign

We cycle the A10 path regularly for shopping trips, doctor/dentist visits in Cambridge and
often just for exercise! It is a joy to ride this path (especially at night) knowing it is clear of
brambles and low branches. Thank you, AstraZeneca, for providing such tangible and
practical support that directly benefits local people!
Ron and Julie

I have been very grateful for the verge maintenance on the A10 cycle path between Royston
and Melbourn over the last few years. Particularly in the dark the brambles and long grass
became hazardous as they grew over the narrow path. My commute has changed and so I
use the path much less frequently now, but I certainly did appreciate the maintenance on a
daily basis.
Best regards,

I’m writing to thank you for your support for the A10 cycle path over the past few years –
both for your political support through the GCP and for AZ’s direct contribution to path
maintenance. Having the support of such a prominent business has really helped make the
case for further investment in “active travel”by the local authorities. It has made a lasting
contribution to the local community, for which we are verygrateful. We look forward to
continuing to work with you and the AstraZeneca Cambridge team in the coming years.
Yours sincerely,
Vice Chair, A10 Corridor Cycling Campaign

Dear Astrazeneca,

Thank you for funding the A10 Cycle Path maintenance. I am a regular
commuter into Cambridge and see how quickly branches grow over the path
making it more difficult to ride. I see many riders coming the other way
during my commute and having full width of the path allows us to pass
safely without having to stop all the time. I’m sure that without
regular maintenance the path would become overgrown and less used
meaning fewer cycists and more cars on the road.

Thank you,