Cycling Items -
I have recently been requested to include information about
the three "cycling items" below on this ACWA website, and I add a
challenge for someone to prepare the fourth item.
Coventry Cycling Campaign (Cyclic)
ACWA and Cyclic have items of common interest, with shared
tracks, some common members etc., and other goings on in
and around Coventry.
I have added a "permanent" link to their site (http://www.coventrycyclist.org.uk/)
to our links page. I will also from time to time add more news
items to points of specific interest.
Of immediate interest Cyclic have just issued the latest edition
of their Newsletter : Coventry Cyclist Spring 2006 - the link
on their home page takes you to the newsletter (1.7MB PDF file).
Coventry Loop : this links to a
transcript of an article from CYCLING PLUS : CHRISTMAS 2005
pp28-29. This describes a 58 mile cycling route through
the countryside to the east and south of Coventry. I'm sure it
is of interest to some readers.
CTC Campaign: Cycle - Rail Travel
CTC welcome Transport Secretary Alistair Darling's proposals
this week to increase the capacity of the rail network and the
trains which run on it. CTC hope that when it comes to putting
these ideas into practice, the Government will include measures to
integrate cycling with rail travel. The combination is a very
cost-effective way of enabling people to make seamless door-to-door
journeys without depending on a car. This reduces congestion,
the space (and money) needed for station car parking, and helps
improve health and the environment.
"A Coventry Cycling Way"
We have been asked in the past by Johnny Stanton, CTC
(Cadbury Medal!!) about a cycle route as near as possible to
ACW. On our annual challenge we have had support cyclists
wanting to get as near as possible to bring food and drinks to
entrants taking part. On other occasions people use their
cycles to get to the start of one of the Circular Walks.
A cycling route map broadly covering the same area as ACWA
walks could support them all, as well as help cyclist plan good
rides of various lengths in the countryside around Coventry.
Would anyone like to volunteer to
draft a guide to meet these requests?