Cycle route campaigners call for support

CAMPAIGNERS hoping for the creation of a cycle route between Clevedon and Weston are calling on support from the public.

Cyclists hope the 30-year dream of travelling between the two towns while avoiding the busy A370 and cutting four miles from the current round trip could become a reality.

Last March, North Somerset Council announced that creating the eight-mile route had been included as an objective of its planning and transport policy. One short section remains to be completed, near Kingston Seymour, where the path would cross the Congresbury Yeo water sluice.

Cycle campaigners ant to see the link completed with a reliable, hard surface.

Campaign member Julian Carpenter said: “We want to see a Tarmac path like the highly successful Bristol and Bath cycle route.

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“We need a good surface and a route free of obstructions, such as cattle grids, difficult gates or bollards.”

Campaign members are now asking residents to write to their North Somerset councillors to support the authority’s policy and urge it to create a route with a safe surface.

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