Council celebrate 1000th mile of cycleway

​Date: 25/06/2014

Wakefield Council will celebrate the opening of Castleford Greenway in Savile Park and the 1000th mile of cycleway in Yorkshire with a ribbon cutting event and various fun activities for the entire family.

The Council have been working in partnership with cycle charity Sustrans and will unveil the new path for walkers and cyclists on Saturday June 28 from 10.30am-2pm with a special ribbon cutting event featuring Brian Robinson – the first ever Britain to complete the Tour De France and win a stage.

The event will comprise of a wide range of activities including a bouncy obstacle course, spinning bike sessions, Nordic walking, along with presentations and stalls from various community groups and refreshments.

Cllr Dave Dagger, cabinet member for Transport and Highways said: "As a Council we are committed to having opportunities for our residents to enjoy cycling and walking and we are extremely pleased that the 1000th mile of cycleway has landed in Wakefield.

"With the Tour De France approaching closer – this is sure to inspire residents to get on their bikes this summer."

Dave Stevens of Sustrans Yorkshire said: "Yorkshire now has a fantastic range of cycle routes throughout the County and the largest amount in Britain.

"But you don't have to be an elite athlete to get on your bike. Cycling is a fun, free activity which the entire family can enjoy."