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7 autumn bike rides for seasonal colour in and around the Peak District

It’s not just about shorter days and longer sleeves: the start of autumn actually heralds a brilliant time to get out on the bike. Here are six seasonal cycling delights for falling leaves and vibrant views in and around the western Peak District.

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Cheshire East says it “cannot engineer against motorists who drive inappropriately”

In recent responses to road safety concerns about part of the Cheshire Cycleway, Cheshire East Highways states it “cannot engineer against motorists who choose to drive inappropriately” and that it “cannot prevent motorists choosing alternative routes.” Are these not two key tasks of a responsible local highways authority?

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Greater Manchester reveals Bee Network cycle hire pricing and roll out

Transport for Greater Manchester has confirmed the roll-out map for the first 1,500 yellow “Bee Network Bikes”, with more than 200 docking stations across the cycle hire zone and app-based payment.


Tour of Britain returning to Cheshire’s famous Peak District climbs

The Tour of Britain 2021 will include a stage taking in much of the gloriously hilly Peak District east of Macclesfield, including the Cat and Fiddle, Wildboarclough and Brickworks.

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10 reasons to support Stockport’s proposed Romiley cycle route

A whole range of proposals forming a new Bee Network active travel route between Romiley and Stockport are included in a consultation that ends in just a few days, potentially benefitting a big area of south east Greater Manchester around the River Goyt.

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‘Quiet Lane’ status given to more rural Stockport roads

A series of lanes on the rural fringes of Stockport have recently (and very quietly) received new “Quiet Lane” signage, but is a sign enough to make a quiet lane?

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Buxton Town Team drafts sustainable travel plan for spa town

Community group Buxton Town Team have drafted the first sustainable travel plan for the High Peak spa town, including proposed actions on accessibility and movement through the town by walking, cycling, cars and goods vehicles.

Proposals Cycling Walking

Edgeley to Stockport cycle route plans: another A6 cop-out?

Stockport Council have just opened a new Bee Network walking and cycling consultation, for a route from Edgeley, bridging the mainline railway junction and the A6, into the town centre and marketplace.

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Get sustainable travel in the next Peak District National Park plan

The Peak District National Park Authority has launched a consultation for input into its next National Park Management Plan — an important chance to get active travel, rights of way and cycling high on its agenda of work.

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New online Peak District Cycle Parking Map launches

A new Peak District Cycle Parking Map has just been added here on Peaks & Puddles, pin-pointing over 150 secure bike stand locations in and around the Peak District National Park.