The next meeting of Ryedale Cycle Forum will be on Tuesday 10th September, 10.30 – 12.30 in Meeting Room 1, at Ryedale House. Anyone with an interest in cycling is welcome to attend. The Minutes of the previous meeting, and the Agenda for the 10th will be on the website shortly. Please let Helen Gundry know if you have any agenda items, her email is firstname.lastname@example.org , or phone 07960 160130. Hope to see you there
Highways England has installed a short, two way cycle path alongsde the A64 at Musley Bank, west of Malton. It directly joins the road from Huttons Ambo with York Road, near the Malton Enterprise Park.
Cyclists from Malton can safely reach Huttons Ambo and wheel over the River Derwent suspension bridge to reach local roads to the south and perhaps on to York.
Ryedale District Council has secured funding to develop a new cycle route, linking Malton and Pickering, that will open up more routes to support cycling tourism and is set to deliver a £75,000 a year boost to the local economy more information can be found here
Good news for cyclists traveling by train with a bike, to and from Malton, Seamer and Scarborough. From Sunday May 19th, Transpennine Express will accept cycle reservations up to 10 minutes before a train’s departure from any station. This is a vast improvement on the previous and highly unpopular 24 hours notice that was introduced by TPE last year.
Details of how to reserve are found at Transpennine Express website.
In a rural area, some people have to drive their children to school. But in Ryedale’s towns and villages many families do live close enough to cycle to school. For many we need to make it safer for them to do so.
Open Scarborough is a North Yorkshire County Council programme funded by the Department for Transport to promote sustainable transport. The County Council was awarded just under £1 million to help people make informed travel choices for the journeys they make.