The South Lakes Group
Your local off-
For cyclists who love off road leisure cycling in South Lakes and Yorkshire Dales
Part of the ‘Where the Brew Stop? The off-
Cumbria Cycle Co-
Meeting held on 26/09/07
CCC Offices Kendal
Andy Miles (Chair) Sustrans
Mark Brierley Cumbria CC (Cycling Development Officer )
Allan McNicoll Cumbria CC
Eve Borrino Cumbria CC (Countryside Access Ranger)
Alex McCoskrie Cumbria Tourism
Richard Greene Cumbria Tourism
Jo Ratcliffe Environment Agency
Richard Ingham Capita Symonds
Simeon Orme Rough Stuff Fellowship
Rupert Douglas Cooper Douglas & Sustrans
Paul Lee Stagecoach North West
Helen Sykes Longtown Market Town Initiative
Fiona Tubman Western Lakes District Tourism Partnership
Angela Knowles Lake District Peninsula Tourism Partnership
Judith Moore Friends of the Lake District
Jim Loxham National Trust
Ged Acton Cockermouth MTI
Mark Sandamas Pennine Events
Chris Ford Cycle Active
Richard Ingham Cumbria CC (Area Engineer)
Everyone introduced themselves
2) Notes of Previous Meeting/ Matters Arising
Notes of last meeting accepted
A brief feedback was given on Bike Fest :
It was seen as a success though would look to expand upon range of events to cater
better for all types of cyclists ; an economic impact assessment is being undertaken.
Cumbria Tourism would like to hold a 2nd Bike Fest in ’08 but need to find funding &
negotiations taking place with Cumbria Vision. CT would prefer to hold event in Sept.
Any views to AMcCoskrie@cumbriatourism.org
Cycle Cumbria Website www.cyclingcumbria.co.uk
Consideration needs to be given to how best to promote publications on website.
Any comments on content of website toAMcCoskrie@cumbriatourism.org
3) Cycling Development Officer
The new Cycling Development Officer is Mark Brierley ; email@example.com
He is funded by CCC,Cumbria Tourism and LDNPA ; initially for a year but it is hoped that this can be extended to 3 years.
His work programme for the year has been drawn up by the three funding partners and was circulated at the meeting.He has already made a start on a number of the projects and please contact him for any information required.
One of the tasks he is involved in is to assist the promotion of the Connect 2 proposals in Cumbria. 2 schemes at Maryport and Carlisle (with Coniston to Foxfield on the reserve list) have successfully made it through to the final list of cycling schemes to be considered as part of Sustrans submission to the National Lottery Fund and to be voted on in a special programme on ITV1 in December 2007.
Please go to the attached link to find out more about the project
http://www.sustransconnect2.org.uk/ ; and please publicise the project within your organisation and the need to vote for it in early December.
4) Route Development Update
A copy of the Strategic Cycle Network map and an update of required improvements and promotional activities to routes was circulated.
The Strategic Cycle Network map can be downloaded from the cycling page of the CCC website
5) Publications Update
It was agreed that that all future cycle map publications covering the County wherever possible have a consistent clear branding , A format has been agreed eg this can be seen on the 5 do in a day ride cycle map for the Solway AONB.For further details please contact AMcCoskrie@cumbriatourism.org
Action Pt :
To ensure a co-
A list of the existing maps covering on-
Five do in a day ride maps for Egremont and Cleator Moor have been commissioned.
Progress is being made on maps of rides around Coniston and Penrith as well as a revamp of the Eden Valley circular route.
6) Cumbria Cycleway
The route of the Cumbria Cycleway which opened in 1980 ran round the edge of the County. A review of it was undertaken of it in 1998 which showed that £2.5 million needed to be spent to upgrade and provide alternatives sections of route due to safety issues. As a consequence CCC decided to no longer promote the route and remove signs.
Since 1998 large parts of the route have been incorporated into the National Cycle Network.
The group has been asked to determine is whether consideration should be given to the development of an alternative route for a Cumbria Cycleway using existing sections of the NCN ; with a new name ?;running more into the heart of Cumbria ? more suitable for shorter day journeys ? do you think there is a market for such a route ?
Should consideration be given to an off-
Action Pt :
Views to firstname.lastname@example.org who will report back to the meeting in March ’08 on options for the way forward .
Friends of the Lake District are thinking of having a Green Travel Month again in 2008 and ideas and partners are welcome; contact Judith-
There was a need to consider potential funding opportunities from NWDA as part of the ‘green agenda’
Cumbria Tourism are looking for big ideas for cycle projects as part of Adventure Capital ;contact AMcCoskrie@cumbriatourism.org
Reference was made to the importance of agreeing priorities for route improvements and that Greenod to Ulverston off-
The next meeting is to be held on Thursday 28th February 2008 at 2p.m in of the County Council Offices in Kendal.