Hear our campaign views on BBC radio

The campaign was featured on the Dotty McLeod Breakfast Show There is some argument against the proposed schemes then our argument for from about an hour in. Listen to the show here.

Also a big thank you to CTC Cambridge for publicising our campaign and ride on their website which can be seen here.

Do feel free to join us for our awareness ride this Sunday. We love to see anybody on a bike.

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A10 Awareness Cycle Ride – Sunday 7 May 2017

Spring is here, the weather is improving, and families are once again taking to their bikes to enjoy the outdoor life in South Cambridgeshire and North Hertfordshire. One local social cycling tradition, and a public highlight in the calendar of the A10 Corridor Cycling Campaign, is the A10 Awareness Cycle Ride. The ride this year takes place on Sunday 7 May, setting off from Trumpington Park & Ride at 10am.

As well as being a fun event for all the family, the annual A10 Awareness Cycle Ride is designed to focus the attention of local people on the state of cycling infrastructure along the main road joining Cambridge and Royston. Since the well-attended and much enjoyed ride in 2016, a new section of shared-use foot and cycle path has been completed between Harston Mill and Melbourn, leaving improvements to the path through Harston village, and a final stretch alongside the A10 between Melbourn and Royston, to complete the link between Cambridge and Royston.

Fully-costed plans are now in place for the missing link, including a pedestrian and cycle bridge over the A505. The A10 campaign group is negotiating with funding bodies and other stakeholders, with a view to the link being approved and completed in short order, to the benefit of local residents and others looking to use the path for both work and leisure.

“The Cambridge-Royston A10 scheme is really taking shape now,” says A10 Corridor Cycling campaign chair and Cambridgeshire County Councillor Susan van de Ven. “This will be an ideal opportunity to experience the ease of getting up and down the corridor on a safe, smooth, off-road path.  It will be our last annual ride through Harston before the transformative work set to start this summer – and we are pushing very hard to see the Melbourn-Royston link to fruition.”

Details of the A10 Awareness Cycle Ride 2017…

The route for the A10 Awareness Cycle Ride 2017 is the same as last year, with a start point at Trumpington Park & Ride, and ending at the Phillimore Garden Centre in Melbourn. It is a relatively short ride on shared-use paths separated from motor traffic. The ride is suitable for cyclists of all ages and levels of experience, and we strongly encourage children to take part, accompanied by responsible adults. Participants will be led and marshalled by experienced cyclists from the A10 Corridor Cycling Campaign, a local group affiliated to national cycling body Cycling UK.

When: Sunday 7 May 2017 @ 10am
Where: Trumpington Park & Ride

Please join with us on Sunday to celebrate the new pedestrian and cycling path between Cambridge and Melbourn, and send a message on the need to complete the link to Royston!

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

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.

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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)