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Pocklington to become a cycle hub

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Pocklington is set to become the area’s cycling capital after East Riding Council launched a free map of cycle routes around the town this week.

The map includes six routes all starting in Pocklington, with distances ranging from four to 27 miles.

Thousands of cyclers already pass through the town each year on the Way of the Roses Cycle Route and the promotion of these extra routes is bound to make the town even more appealing to those on two wheels.

Organisers hope people will jump at the chance to get on their bikes and try the routes, particularly if they have been inspired to do so by the Tour de France or British cycling success at the Commonwealth Games this summer.

Pocklington Mayor Councillor Paul West, said: “Cyclists know they are very welcome in Pocklington.

“I like to go cycling myself and on a Sunday morning there are loads of people who do it. Anything that encourages people to stay active is always welcome and hopefully it can bring even more people to the town too.”

Most of the rides run along quiet roads or off-road paths and take in some of the picturesque scenery of the Yorkshire Wolds and the surrounding villages.

The map was funded through the council’s third Local Transport Plan and was developed in partnership with Pocklington Town Council.

Most of the rides run along quiet roads or off-road paths and take in some of the picturesque scenery of the Yorkshire Wolds and the surrounding villages.

Councillor Chris Matthews, cabinet portfolio holder for highways, infrastructure and emergency planning at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The council is making every effort to encourage more people to get active by dusting off their bikes and exploring their local area on two wheels.

“We hope that the map will be well used by residents and visitors to the area and that people enjoy the rides.”

For a free copy of the Pocklington cycle map, call (01482) 391747, email transport.policy@eastriding.gov.uk or visit www.eastriding.gov.uk/council/plans-and-policies/transport/transport-policy/

 
 
 

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