30 March 2008

Cyclists Out in Force to Support Kendal Cycle Town Bid

Something that Greg thought may be of interest on 5th April

When and Where: Saturday 5th April, Starting at Kendal Leisure centre, 10am,
cyclists will proceed en masse on a circular route around the town finishing
at the Town Hall around 10:30am.

What's it all about?
South Lakeland Action on Climate Change (SLACC) and Kendal and District
Cycle Scene (KDCS) are planning to support Cumbria County Council's bid for
Cycling Demonstration Town status for Kendal by holding a mass cycle ride
through the town. Councillors at all tiers in Kendal have also been invited
to show their support and the Mayor of Kendal will greet the supporters when
they arrive at the Town hall.

Cities and towns keen to revolutionise cycling in their areas have been
invited by Cycling England to come forward with bids for a share of the £47m
funding for the new Demonstration Areas, which forms part of the record
£140m funding for cycling announced by Transport Secretary Ruth Kelly in
January 2008.

The 11 new towns and city will join the existing 6 Cycling Demonstration
Towns(which include Lancaster and Morecambe) which have pioneered local initiatives such as redesigning and
building new cycle routes and training people to cycle safely.

* For details of the Cycle Demonstration Town bid: Mark Brierley,
Cycling Development Officer (Cumbria County Council) 01228 606740.

* Kendal and District Cycle Scene: Liz Ashburn 01539 740925 or

* South Lakes Action on Climate Change: Sonny Khan 01539 740694 or

* For more about Cycle Demonstration Towns see www.cyclingengland.co.uk/demotowns.php