Progress & Main Concerns

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19 people attended our inaugural meeting in October 2012 and 149 cyclists have since registered their support and this number continues to grow.

A core group chose the name Cycling Tynedale at the November meeting and discussed how best to use the energy and undoubted commitment of its members to improve cycling facilities, conditions and opportunities in the Tyne Valley and wider area.

  • Providing safer routes and Bikeability training for children to cycle to school should be encouraged
  • Bikeability training should be made available for all ages to boost confidence and increase cycling skill
  • Signing for cyclists is very poor
  • Provision for cyclists in new developments is superficial and not seen as opportunities to create wider provision
  • There is no sense of a joined-up local cycle route network
  • Cycle route links between Tynedale towns and settlements are lacking or in need of significant improvement
  • National Cycle Route Network routes (NCN) are not actively managed or well promoted
  • Cycle Tourism’s undoubted potential is largely unfulfilled for a variety of reasons
  • Cycling strategy for Northumberland is very much focused on the South East of the county but still doesn’t compare well with other areas in the country

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD AND ADD NEW SUPPORTERS TO OUR GROUP – TO REGISTER YOUR SUPPORT SEND NAMES & DETAILS TO info@cyclingtynedale.org

Please become a signed-up supporter of Cycling Tynedale