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The Peaks & Puddles cycling A to Z: A to F

January — it’s cold, it’s snowing, it’s wet. The perfect time take your feet off the pedals for a moment, to plan ahead, to decide what you want your cycling year to look like. As a little inspiration for those brighter times in the year ahead, here’s an A to Z of local cycling highlights… […]

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Cycling Funding Infrastructure Walking

None of High Peak MP’s claimed £1.7m for ‘local cycling’ to be spent in High Peak

When Robert Largan claimed on his Facebook page and a local media column last November that “after extensive lobbying” he had secured a £1.7 million investment in “local cycling and walking”, he was sadly being somewhat loose with the truth: it has now been confirmed his own High Peak constituency won’t receive a single penny […]

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Cycling Infrastructure

Whaley Bridge town centre to get its first bike parking stands

Derbyshire County Council has confirmed Whaley Bridge and Chinley will be the first locations in the High Peak in line for a new bumper crop of cycle parking stands, to be installed across the county after money was ring fenced from the first round of emergency Covid-19 active travel funding.

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Proposals Cycling Infrastructure Walking

Derbyshire finally reveals bids for Emergency Active Travel Funds

Derbyshire County Council has finally disclosed details of the bids it made for over £2 million from the government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund, intended to provide quick wins to improve walking and cycling conditions — and it’s good news for Chesterfield at least.

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Closures Cycling Walking Works

Four-week closure of Middlewood Way near Bollington Viaduct begins

Middlewood Way is closed for four weeks just north of Bollington Viaduct as Cheshire East undertake resurfacing and improvement works to the trail, part of NCN Route 55, which runs from Marple to Macclesfield.

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Closures Cycling Walking

Monsal Trail tunnels to close for two weeks essential maintenance

The Peak District National Park has announced two weeks of temporary closures for parts of the Monsal Trail, the former railway line from Bakewell to Millers Dale, near Buxton.

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Proposals Cycling Walking

Public ‘engagement’ opens for Heatons and Romiley Active Neighbourhoods

Two more nearby Bee Network schemes are taking a slow step forward as Stockport launches an interactive comments map for their Heatons and Romiley active neighbourhood schemes, aimed at reducing car dominance to improve walking and cycling.

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Works Cycling Walking

Flood-damaged Strines to Roman Lakes bridleway given Flexipave fix

This flood-prone rural bridleway on the very edge of Greater Manchester has just had a second round of major improvement works, extending the Flexipave surface begun in 2018 and fixing the drainage problem at the heart of its woes.

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Proposals Cycling

Stockport publishes plans for ‘pop-up’ Heaton Chapel cycle route

Stockport Council has finally shared plans for the borough’s first Emergency Active Travel Fund pop-up cycle route, designed to provide a safe route parallel to the A6, just a few days before works are due to begin on the ground.

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Closures Walking

Goyt Valley reservoir footpath closed for major forestry works

One of the most popular Goyt Valley footpaths will be closed completely until November for major works, as the forest alongside Fernilee Reservoir undergoes a once in a lifetime change.