John Rutter was amongst the keen cyclists at our January meeting. He organises group cycle rides for people who aren't particularly sporty but want to enjoy our local countryside from their bike. (contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org) John has many ideas about encouraging more cycling around Shaftesbury and commented that the proposed circular route and plans as presented by Brie Logan would be very helpful. He has provided the notes below:
Suggestions to Shaftesbury Town Council/VEAC.
Cycling in and around Shaftesbury.
We need roads, facilities and route planning to encourage cyclists to visit and to stay here whilst touring North Dorset/South Wilts. Also we need to encourage local cycle commuting to work and school. Factors to consider: