Sigala / Paloma Faith: LullabyiTunesAmazon

Sigala / Paloma Faith: LullabyiTunesAmazon

Extra investment needed in Harrogate district's cycling routes

Cyclists out on a sunny day in full cycling gear

Published by May Norman at 10:05am 16th November 2018. (Updated at 10:11am 16th November 2018)

  • Significant investment required for two North Yorkshire cycling paths
  • Follifoot underpass - quality of route needs improving
  • Wetherby Railway Path - path extension required

There are calls for extra investment in cycling routes across the Harrogate district.

Cycling charity Sustrans has highlighted the Follifoot underpass and Wetherby railway path extension routes as priorities.

These involve crossing major roads with some parts having unstable surfaces.

Follifoot Underpass
Follifoot Underpass

Rosslyn Colderley, Sustrans Regional Director for the North of England said:

“The National Cycle Network is a well-loved, well-used asset that’s enjoyed by millions of people across the UK every day. We are proud that Yorkshire has the highest amount of Network of any English region, at over 1000 miles, which is also a fantastic asset for tourism thanks to popular long distance routes such as the Way of the Roses and the Trans Pennine Trail.

"We are working with local authorities across the region to ensure the Network is part of wider plans for walking and cycling and helping to create links to routes across the UK.

 

Wetherby Railway Path extension
Wetherby Railway Path extension

Malcolm Margolis, founder of Harrogate's Wheel Easy, Cycling club, said:

"Across Harrogate and North Yorkshire, there many cycling paths but it's not a completely joined up network. There is a lot of work and effort into trying to improve the network and make it work for everyone.

"We want to give people every encouragement to leave the car at home and to enjoy the health benefits and environmental benefits of cycling and to make it a normal part of their daily life so it's not something exceptional, it's normal."

 

Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Stray FM

Newer article
Older article

Fewer people killed or seriously injured on North Yorkshire roads.

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: There have been almost 16 per cent fewer accidents between 2010 and 2017.

Top articles

Metropolitan Police officer found guilty of raping woman in Antigua

National: A serving Metropolitan Police officer is facing a lengthy prison term in the Caribbean after he was convicted of raping a woman.

Metropolitan Police officer found guilty of raping woman in Antigua

World: A serving Metropolitan Police officer is facing a lengthy prison term in the Caribbean after he was convicted of raping a woman.

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi denies alleged athletics corruption

Sport: A lawyer for Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has denied any alleged corruption by him after he was placed under formal investigation in France in relation to Qatar's attempt to host the 2017 World Athletics Championships.

Bitter Sweet Symphony: Rolling Stones return royalties and rights to Richard Ashcroft after 22-year row

Showbiz: One of the UK music industry's most notable copyright disputes has been resolved with the royalties and rights for Bitter Sweet Symphony being returned to The Verve's Richard Ashcroft.

NEW Toy Story 4 trailer

Family: Our favourite toys are back and are off on a new adventure!

WATCH: 43 Minutes of Queen in the 70s

70s: The band's team have put together highlights of the their early career including some iconic performances.

Did you bet on this 'Dark Horse'?

70s On This Day: George Harrison launched his own record label

You're being asked to Bake for Heroes

Charity Hub: TV chef is encouraging you join in!

Welcome to Yorkshire’s canal garden cruises to gold

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: It's been recognised at this year's Chelsea Flower Show

Top Party Dresses for the Festive Season

Christmas: Local Blogger, the Harrogate Girl, picks the best frocks, gowns and outfits for the big Christmas parties of 2017.

"It's a fantastic place": Harrogate cancer centre celebrates major milestone

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre at Harrogate District Hospital is marking its five year anniversary.

Stray FM celebrates BEST EVER audience figures

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: More of you are listening for longer as we celebrate our 25th birthday

Delve into deliciousness at Mother Shiptons Inn

Test pages: We sent Stray FM's James Stanley to try out the new menu at Mother Shipton's Inn Knaresborough.

Tour de Yorkshire host venues confirmed

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: There'll be no re-run of this year's memorable Tour de France stage finish in Harrogate.

North Yorkshire districts among best places to live in UK

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Three parts of North Yorkshire have been named in the top ten places to live in the UK.

Poll

Bank holidays - are there too many this time of year?