Ryedale Cycle Forum are currently preparing a suggestions document to Highways England for potential improvements to the A64 for safer cycle crossing points between York and Scarborough. Please feed in any comments to the plan.
Here is some news about taking cycles on trains locally. Please note we have only just received notice of the consultation, due to volunteer sickness, but it closes mid-February.
1. Northern Trains have begun driver training between York and Scarborough, for their additional local service which will slot between Transpennine Express services. Likely start of public services May 2020. Should be 2 unreservable bike spaces per train.
2. At a recent meeting of the Cycle Rail forum for the North
Transpennine Express were canvassing views on how to make best use of electronic cycle reservations on the new Nova trains to and from Scarborough.
Transpennine Express are seeking feedback from users on the best way to utilise the facility on new trains to indicate above cycle spaces whether they are pre-booked for whole or part of the journey. Pre-booking some time ahead obviously offers advantages to cycle-users planning a trip who need to be certain to have a reserved space. The options identified by TPE are:
Option 1: 4 cycle spaces reservable up to 15 minutes before TRAVEL with no reservation information displayed on the train;
Option 2: 2 cycle spaces reservable up to 15 minutes BEFORE TRAIN DEPARTS FROM ORIGIN with reservation information displayed on train and a further 2 cycle spaces reservable before travel with no reservation information displayed on the train; or
Option 3: 4 cycle spaces reservable up to 15 minutes before train departure from origin with reservation information displayed on the train in full.
Please respond directly to Charlie French at TPE, Charlie is at: Charlie.French@firstgroup.com.
Please reply by mid February.
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 email@example.com , or phone 07960 160130. Hope to see you there
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
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.
Duggleby, on the Yorkshire Wolds cycle route, now have a shelter. It was organised and funded by the Parish Council and built in 2018 by a local joiner. He was able to build a lovely shelter, within a limited budget. So it’s there for everyone to use. The shelter is at the crossroads on the north side of the village, at Cupid’s Alley.