Babraham Campus foot and cycleway opening

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3 February 2017

Around fifty cyclists, including Robin Heydon, Roxanne De Beaux and myself, were present at the opening of the new foot and cycleway through the Babraham Research Campus. This 1.1km path gives public access through the Campus and provides a strategic link connecting Babraham village with the cycleway over Wandlebury and on to Cambridge.

We enjoyed an inaugural ride along the path from nearby Whittlesford, after which the path was officially opened by county council Chairman Sebastian Kindersley and Babraham Institute Director Professor Michael Wakelam.

This £250,000 project took 12 weeks to build and was funded by developer contributions. The route itself was only made possible by a permissive path agreement between Cambridgeshire County Council and the landowners, the Babraham Institute and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

An updated Saffron Walden cycling map including the Babraham Research Campus path is available here www4.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/downloads/file/5168/cambridge_to_saffron_walden_cycle_map

Simon Nuttall