From today, Monday 12th September 2022, a large section of the route around the Upper Derwent Valley reservoirs is due to be closed to all users. For up to an estimated three months, it won’t be possible to complete a loop of the Derwent and Howden reservoirs.
Derbyshire County Council has announced the A57 Snake Pass will be closed again from late September 2022, but with a five-mile stretch blockaded as no through route for all users.
Lyme Park’s ranger team are informally allowing cycling on two extra routes again until the end of summer, as per the terms of a “trial” initiated before the pandemic.
Cheshire East has listened to calls for a rethink of its outdated Middlewood Way access points in Bollington and Macclesfield, taking action to remove discriminatory barriers.
A new road closure order covering “all users” has just appeared for the one-way road between Errwood Reservoir and Derbyshire Bridge in the Peak District’s Upper Goyt Valley near Buxton.
“If the Authority is at all serious about enabling a sustainable future for itself, it needs to ensure that every car park it manages also has secure cycle parking available, in good numbers, as soon as possible.” That’s the challenge I put to the Peak District National Park, and I’m beyond chuffed that they’ve already responded.
With its stiff climbs, a spot of gravel and a brilliantly swooping descent, the Goyt Valley Grinder cycle route has long been my favourite quick spin up into the Peak District National Park. But as a stand-alone adventure it felt like it lacked a few extra miles and a final flourish. So now I’ve revised it for 2022, with more Goyt and more gravel!
Work on the permanent and timed closure of roads around Stockport’s Market Place and Underbanks is nearing completion, with the removal of through motor traffic immediately improving walking, cycling and socialising in the booming Old Town.
Have you ever had a “why didn’t I think of that before” moment while looking at the route for one of your favourite rides? On the Beginners’ Brickworks route, two niggling moments at Bollington have just been solved.
Adding brand new routes, more alternatives and now TCX and FIT files, I just wanted to let you know about a big update to the Cycle Routes GPX Collection that’s helped to fund the website this year.