The Ryedale Cycle forum recently commented on a story which was featured in the Gazette and Herald.
The Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner North Yorkshire are looking for people to report near misses and accidents as a way of building evidence for North Yorkshire Police to take action regarding cycling safety.
If you have evidence of a near miss on your cycle, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘cycling’ in the subject.
Helen Gundry from Kirkbymoorside Environment Group updates us on the town cycle project.
Our first cycle track project is to widen the footpaths alongside the A170 West and East of the town so they can become cycle-footpaths. They will also be signed “Cyclists give way to pedestrians”. These paths will encourage junior and nervous cyclists to get out of town onto the quiet lanes of Ryedale.
NYCC Highways cannot fund these projects because spending cuts mean road repairs must come first. However our fundraising is making good progress, and every donation helps.You can donate today by bank transfer to the Kirkbymoorside Environment Group account:- 60 16 30 81074077 , using ref “Cycle tracks”. Or via Paypal account Ryedaletownandcountrytrails@outlook.com.
Cycling (and mountain biking) is fun, healthy and a low cost, environmentally friendly means of transport. It’s becoming an increasingly popular activity, and Ryedale has the potential to see more of it.
Kirkbymoorside Environment Group are working with others from Ryedale Cycle Forum to develop a network of safe and attractive cycle routes (both on and off-road), which links communities with local facilities and services, outdoor places and places of interest. We want to encourage more businesses to be welcoming to cyclists, and to provide and promote cycle rides, events and activities that will attract both local residents and new visitors to Ryedale.
The Environment Group helped to install the cycle stands in our town centre, and also helped to pay for the cycle shelter at Kirkbymoorside Primary School.
By developing and promoting cycling we believe that people’s physical and mental health will be improved, the local and visitor economies will be boosted, and Ryedale will become a ‘greener’ place to live, work and visit.
If you are a cyclist, have some local cycling knowledge, some ideas about how to get more people cycling more often, would like to volunteer to help look after a local section of cycle route, and / or are a business, service provider or local group that would like to be involved, Ryedale Cycle Forum and Kirkbymoorside Environment Group would be pleased to hear from you.
For more information please phone Helen Gundry on 01751 432447 or email her at email@example.com