Huntingdonshire Cycling & Walking Campaign Group Forms
Do you care about issue such as air quality, safe cycling routes, traffic congestion and safer routes to school?
At the moment, Huntingdonshire lags behind neighbouring districts of East and South Cambridgeshire in terms of cycling levels and has less than a third of the percentage of people that cycle once a week compared with Cambridge. 16% in Huntingdonshire compared to 58% in Cambridge.
Founder John Morris from Brampton says the group will be formally launched in Autumn 2019 to try and improve conditions for people who cycle and walk in the towns of Huntingdon, Godmanchester, St Neots, St Ives, Ramsey and surrounding villages.
He encourages all those who care about issues like air quality, traffic congestion, safer routes to school, healthy lifestyles and climate change to join the group on Facebook and get involved.
John said “So far more than 230 people have joined this new group. Many have told me they have young children who would like to cycle but feel that many of our busy roads are not safe to cycle on. I am particularly concerned about the lack of safe cycling routes to many of our schools, for example from Godmanchester to Hinchingbrooke School”.
Info: To mark the formal launch of the group, John is organising a family friendly cycle ride from outside Rutland Cycling at Grafham Water, Marlow Car Park, Grafham, Nr. Huntingdon PE28 0BH. Meet at 10.30am. There will also be a family friendly walk also setting off from outside Rutland Cycling at 11.30am.
John has arranged big discounts on cycle hire and e-bike hire on the day from Rutland Cycling – Grafham. Just quote the discount code #ActiveTravel when you hire your bike. More information can be found on the Huntingdonshire Cycling & Walking Campaign Group Facebook page.