New cycle underpass in Ely

Ely Cycle Campaign have posted a great video of the new cycle underpass leading to Ely Leisure Village. It’s a great example to how this infrastructure should go in at the time of building. It’s exactly the sort of infrastructure we need at Royston around the dual carriageway of the A505/A10 intersection where it’s simple shocking that it could have been built without a bridge of proper crossing in the first place, so people now have to campaign to see a proper job done. We have for too many examples of developments such as the CB1 development around Cambridge Station where through cycling has been deliberately excluded, the information was there, it was a choice to exclude it. We need to do it properly in the first place.

Annual awareness ride

Our annual Awareness Ride is not too far away now. This is the big fun one where we get out of the meeting rooms, ride our bikes and have a social on top of the more serious points.

With a major new section of path opened recently, this ride helps us spread the word that the area is now far more cycle friendly.

A poster for this ride can be viewed or downloaded here if you wish to print one for notice boards etc.

AwarenessPoster

This route forms a great part of the Cambridgeshire greenways plan. We’d love to see this extended from Melbourn to Royston, which is one of our key goals. It is with great sadness that  we had to abandon the Royston leg of the ride as the conditions are so poor there that no one in their right mind would organise it.

Camcycle as a great article on the greenways plan which you can read here

The greenways plan map

Greenways-plan

Path seeding update. What’s been planted and more help needed.

People have been asked what’s been planted along the verges of the new walk/cycle path connecting Melbourn and Shepreth.  Here’s the mix.
(Next working party will meet on 26 March, 1:30-3:30, at the Shepreth End of the path. Please bring a rake if you can!)
Plantago lanceolate (ribwort plantain)
Lotus corniculatus (bird’s foot trefoil
Galium verum (lady’s bedstraw)
Echium vulgare (viper’s bugloss)
Daucus carota (wild carrot)
Anthyllis vulneraria (kidney vetch)
Trifolium pratense (red clover) 100g
Trifolium arvense (hares foot clover)
Leucanthemum vulgare (oxeye daisy)
Prunella vulgaris (self heal)
Leontodon autumnalis (autumn hawkbit)
Leontodon hispidus (rough hawkbit)
Centaurea nigra (common knapweed)
Geranium pratense (meadow cranesbill)
Ranunculus acris (meadow buttercup)
Linaria vulgaris (common toadflax)
Onobrychis viciifolia (sainfoin)
Origanum vulgare (wild marjoram)
Silene vulgaris (bladder campion)
Knautia arvensis (field scabious)
Rumex acetosa (sorrel)
Many thanks again to the TTP Group for their generous donation, Skanska for the high viz vests, and Manit for kids’ rakes.

Frogend Melbourn path now officially open

We are delighted to see this new section of path open. The final surface has now been laid and is fully open for business. We hope you enjoy cycling, scooting, running etc. on this new section.

The path connects the A10 at near Shepreth and goes to Melbourn Science Park.

See the pictures for the main entry points from the A10

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Island near Shepreth to cross A10

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From island down Dunsbridge Turnpike

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Dunsbridge Turnpike exits at the garden centre

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Straight on to Melbourn

Some more pictures of the path opening ceremony (many thanks to Clive Porter for taking them)