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-
The notes of Cumbria Cycle Co-
Richard Greene(Chair) Cumbria Tourism
Allan McNicoll Cumbria CC
Alex McCoskrie Cumbria Tourism
Richard Ingham Capita Symonds
Simeon Orme Rough Stuff Fellowship
Rupert Douglas Cooper Douglas & Sustrans
Nick Cotton Consultant
Kevin Fairclough National Trust
David Robinson Lake District National Park Authority
Judith Moore Friends of the Lake District
Bryan Scott Hadrians Wall Heritage
Angela Knowles Barrow BC & LD Peninsula Tourism Ptnr.
Jim Loxham National Trust
Mark Brierley Cycling Development Officer
Andy Miles Sustrans
Haydn Morris Consultant
Paul Lee Stagecoach
Ted Liddle Consultant
Fiona Tubman Western LD Tourism Ptnr.
Chris Ford Cycle Active
Rose Wolfe Solway AONB
Sarah Arragone Cycle Business
Richard Hayward Cumbria CC
John Dell Cumbria CC
2) Notes of Previous Meeting/ Matters Arising
No cycling festival this year but Meridan Mountain bike on 13th/14th September
with a road race.
Any ideas for a revised Cumbria Cycleway to Mark Brierley by end of April
Any projects to be funded by Cumbria Tourism will need to have the Lake District Cumbria branding.Concerns raised over to what extent this is appropriate in many parts of Cumbria.Need for Cumbria Tourism to work closely with Hadrians Wall Heritage over branding issues.Guidelines for branding requirement need to be produced.
A good cycling code has been produced by Rupert Douglas for inclusion in all publications.
Action : Alex McCoskrie to produce guidelines for branding.
Presently not being well used and needs to be better promoted. Consideration needs to be given to who should maintain its stewardship eg Mark Brierley
5) Cycling Development Officer Update
Key Areas include
Kendal to be submitted to Cycling England for consideration as a Cycling Demonstration Town (like Lancaster) which if successful will bring in significant funding for cycling measures
Thirlmere :Phase one of the family friendlv cycle route progressing.
Lune Valley : The feasibility of a an initial shorter route utilising viaducts in Sedbergh area being examined.
Penrith :a pilot tourism hub; a route guide being produced and press event planned in March but need to establish steering group to develop/market hub .
Connect 2 : John Grimshaw visiting Maryport and Carlisle to look at how successful schemes being taken forward.
6) Publications Update
Publications need to be included on the Cycle Cumbria website and better on-
New 5 do-
There also ones underway for Cleator Moor and Egremont and proposals for an update of the Reivers Route.
7) Route Development Update
An updated schedule was circulated at the meeting (attached).
One imminent proposal to be implemented is the signing of the Regional Cycle Route from Ambleside to Coniston by the end of March.
Hadrians Wall Heritage has produced its where to go /what to do 2008 map (includes HCW)
There was a new for a 3 monthly newsletter/update from Cycling Development Officer.
Action : Mark Brierley to produce electronic update for June ‘08
Sustrans are carrying out ‘signing days’ in April so any issues to Rupert Douglas
Adventure Capital Year will bring some funding for cycling schemes.
Whinlatter will be open with new dedicated trails later this year.Need to invite a representative from Forestry Commission to next meeting.
The next meeting will be late September ‘08