Spalding’s cycle action group welcomes new route proposal

John Honnor of Pedals.

John Honnor of Pedals.

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A cycle route along one of the banks of Spalding’s Coronation Channel proposed in the draft South East Lincolnshire Local Plan has been welcomed enthusiastically by Pedals – the town’s Cycle Action Group.

David Jones, chairman of Pedals, said: “This route will make it safer and much more enjoyable to cycle to and from Springfields and the nearby factories and other businesses. We have told the local authority that we support this proposal.”

Pedals has also asked for a new cycle route southwards from Spalding to be included in the final version of the Local Plan.

Called “The New River Cycleway”, it would use existing bridleways and tracks to form a traffic-free route ultimately connecting with the cycle routes in the Peterborough area.

The route has been surveyed thoroughly by Pedals member John Honnor and his wife Lesley. John explained: “The New River Cycleway could be a pleasant, safe ride for leisure cyclists of all abilities.

“Also, we expect to see more people cycling south of Little London Bridge going to work at the new Spalding Gateway development. The first stretch of this route will give them the opportunity to avoid the busy, fast B1173.

“Pedals is consulting the relevant authorities and we were advised to submit our proposal for inclusion in the new Local Plan.”