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Isle of Wight cycle track remains open

Thu 10 Jun 2010

Isle of Wight cycle track remains open

A popular cycle track on the Isle of Wight is to remain open, despite fears that development work would force it to be closed.

The work at Stag Lane was expected to result in the temporary closure of the Cowes to Newport cycle track, but this has now been averted.

An alternative drainage plan has now been found for the Stag Lane plans following negotiations between the Isle of Wight Council, the Environment Agency and the South East England Development Agency.

More than 50,000 cyclists use the road each year and it is also a popular trail for walkers on the Isle of Wight.

The Isle of Wight Council cabinet member for the environment and transport councillor Edward Giles said: "With the Wight Wheels Challenge taking place next month and the Cycling Festival in September, it is excellent news that the track will remain open for all to enjoy."

From September 18th-26th 2010, the Isle of Wight Cycling Festival will take place, kicking off with a family fun day in Newport.

Posted by Jon Noble ADNFCR-3083-ID-19829564-ADNFCR

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