Not to draw attention away from Matt’s charity ride, but here’s the opening event for the Hadrian’s Wall cycle route:
Coast to coast the Roman way
Friends, Romans, countrymen lend me your gears! Booking for the Hadrian’s Cycleway Celebration Ride is now open. Join sustainable transport charity, Sustrans between 19-22 July 2006 to mark the opening of the long-awaited 120-mile section of Hadrian’s Cycleway between Silloth on the Cumbrian Coast and Tynemouth on the North Sea coast.
Magnificent coastal views, breathtaking countryside, Roman forts and museums, inspiring modern attractions, quaint villages and attractive market towns all set within a World Heritage Site - the Hadrian’s Cycleway has it all. Signed as Route 72 of the National Cycle Network, it mainly uses country lanes and quiet roads, interspersed with sections of traffic- free path, promenade and riverside path.
The Hadrian’s Cycleway opening ride is set to be an amazing event taking you through some of England’s most wild and dramatic countryside with warm welcomes along the way.
Cyclists can join in for all or part of the celebration ride. Overnight camping, luggage transfers and breakfasts are included in the price - £20 per night, per person. For people who only want to take part in one of the day rides there is a charge of £7.00 per day, which includes a T-shirt and official map, but not luggage carriage. For detailed information on the celebration event and to book a place please visit www.sustrans.org.uk or call 0117 9150125.
If you’d like to raise money for Sustrans, to help develop more cycle routes you could get your friends and family to sponsor you for taking part in the ride. A voucher worth £25 to spend in the Sustrans shop will be given to the person who raises the most money!
The Hadrian’s Cycleway has been developed by sustainable transport charity, Sustrans, in partnership with Northumberland and Cumbria County Councils, Hadrian’s Wall Tourism Partnership, Northumberland National Park Authority, and tourism organisations. The Hadrian’s Cycleway map will be available from Sustrans in July.
Further information about Sustrans, including other news releases and detailed online route mapping, is available through our website: www.sustrans.org.uk
For more information on Hadrian’s Wall visit www.hadrians-wall.org or telephone the Hadrian’s Wall information line on 01434 322002