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Durham Diversion Until December, 2013

11 June 2013

Durham diversion Cyclepath durham

The riverside route at Durham has become impassable due to landslips and a diversion is in place for at least the next 6 months. You can view a map of it here with the diversion illustrated in red. Thanks to the local Sustrans ranger who is in the process of signing it.

View a printable PDF map.

W2W — Durham Diversion Until December, 2013.

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Noticed the changes in and around Durham and Broompark, route number changing from 20 to 70.

Work is well underway to re-sign the W2W with it’s new identity from Regional Route 20 (blue background) to National Route 70 (red background). Many of the current numbers for Regional Routes routes are being phased out and new numbering put in place. The Barnard Castle – Whitby section is also being renumbered from Regional Route 52 to National Route 165.

Whether your heading for Wearmouth in Sunderland or Whitby however, there’s still ‘W2W’ on plenty of the signs making the route easy to follow.

This work has been carried out by Sustrans Volunteers who have been cleaning, checking, and re-numbering sections of the route in stages. The work will continue throughout May.

W2W — W2W renumbered to Route 70 / 165.

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Bike Belles

Bike Belles - Sustrans

Riding a bike offers women so many benefits, yet Sustrans’ research shows that women are much less likely to cycle than men. Sustrans is keen to redress this cycling gender imbalance and is leading the way in encouraging more of you onto your bikes. This essential guide is packed full of ideas, tips and advice to help you enjoy riding your bike. You’ll find sections on buying a bike, choosing accessories, how to look good, staying safe, cycling during pregnancy and much more. Containing numerous real-life quotes from women cyclists, it’s an invaluable guide for anyone who wants to cycle more. Download the Bike Belles guide (pdf).

Want to know where to cycle?

Request a free information pack to discover great places to cycle near you. Many of the rides are on routes free from traffic, so perfect if you want to build up your confidence in safe surroundings.

Or visit our online mapping to find out where to walk and cycle from your home. Just tap in your postcode and we’ll show you local walking and cycling routes as well as bus stops, train stations and connections to local destinations such as shops, schools and sports facilities.

Bike Belles | Sustrans.

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Durham County Council – Consett *

This scheme will build on the already popular traffic-free path through numerous improvements along its length, the creation of additional links and the addition and improvement of access points. £225,000

Durham County Council Station Town – Wingate

Resurfacing and improvements to existing railway line ensuring all year round access and usage. Community wide benefits. £125,000

via 68 cycle-rail and Sustrans projects in England share £15 million DfT funding (+ full list) | road.cc | Road cycling news, Bike reviews, Commuting, Leisure riding, Sportives and more.

*Nearly a quarter of a million pounds has been promised by Norman Lamb, Lib Dem Parliamentary Under Secretary for the Department for Transport, to improve local cycle paths.

The actual improvements are worth £225,000 of which £202,500 will come from central government.

Additional Info. from Liberal Democrat County Councillor for Consett North

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