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Government money for cycling

It was announced earlier this week that the Millennium Commission is to provide Sustrans with £42.5 million for the building of a national network of cycle paths. Sustrans’ aim is to have 6,500 miles of cycle route by the year 2005. Most of these paths will run between cities, but it’s hoped that local authorities will build urban cycle routes in conjunction with the national network.

City Council Sponsored Bike Ride for MAGPAS

This news just missed the printed newsletter (I was given a press release – let me know if you hear of any cycling events like this which we can publicise in the newsletter)

Councillor Ruth Bagnall will be joining members of staff from Cambridge City Council in a sponsored bike ride from Woburn to Cambridge on Sunday 24th September, to raise money for MAGPAS, the emergency doctors’ service.

The Council has special reason to be grateful to MAGPAS, whose doctors attended a serious road accident last year involving Keith Moore, a member of staff in the Housing Department, who was hit head on by an overtaking car while out training on his cycle. Keith has been back on his bike since April, and will be taking part in the sponsored ride on Sunday.

Sponsorship pledges can be sent via e-mail to ruth.bagnall@chadwyck.co.uk or contact David Poole at Hobson House, 44 St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge CB2 3AS (01223-463307).