South Devon secures funding to grow cycle routes
Cycling has fast become the most popular way to explore Devon. Those visiting the area on cheap UK breaks are opting for 2 wheels over 4, as a way to compliment a healthier lifestyle but also because many routes offer the best access to the county’s unspoilt scenery.
Recent figures back-up the rise in cycling across the region, with activity on local routes up by more than 20% over the last 12 months!
And I can only see that figure increasing further, after news that South Devon has secured funding for five new cycle schemes.
Devon County Council has already highlighted the five areas that it wishes to invest in as part of its Granite and Gears project. The council has also received an additional £675,000, on top of the original £300,000 partnership, from the Department for Transport to help setup greater links to Dartmoor.
Good news for visitors on cheap family holidays UK, as family-friendly routes are set to be constructed along the River Teign with links to the Wray Valey Trail. Brand new stretches of the National Cycle Network 27 will be created on the Plym Valley Trail and further cycle path improvements will be made in Okehampton. Finally a track in the Stover County Park will be resurfaced making it suitable for cycling.
Devon County Council Cabinet Member with responsibility for cycling, Stuart Hughes, said: “These figures demonstrate that cycling in Devon is continuing to grow, with more and more people using the trails on some of the county’s most scenic routes.”
“Because we are a cycling county, we’re fortunate to have a growing network of trails, which is helping more people to be active, either in their leisure time or on their journey to work or school.”