Gloucestershire Countywide Cycling Improvement Plan
GCC are currently consulting on their Overarching Cycle Infrastructure Plan. They have secured Dept. for Transport funding to assess approx. 10 long distance rural cycle routes. They have a long list of approx. 20 routes and need to whittle those down to progress.
Kempsford Parish Council is very excited to see that there is a good number of Cotswold routes on the long list – you will hopefully recognise a number of key aspirations in there - we need your help to make sure they make the grade! So often funding and improvements focus mainly on the major towns and cities, leaving rural communities such as ours disappointed.
The Parish Council has been busy over the last year working with Fairford and Lechlade Councils, Lakes by Yoo, our District Councillors and other landowners to provide a safe multi-user path from Fairford to Lechlade. Some of you may have attended the Lakes 103/104 Open Day events and seen the proposed plans.
Whilst currently there is no non-road safe route from Whelford that would connect to the proposed new route, it is hoped that as part of the restoration scheme for the Manor Farm Quarry, in the future we may be able to link up to Dudgrove Lane and access the route.
If you can spare the time to take part in the survey and help us improve cycling routes in our area it would be greatly appreciated.
The link to take the survey is -