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Isle of Wight cycle track to be repaired

Tue 31 Jan 2012

Isle of Wight cycle track to be repaired

Tourists on Isle of Wight holidays who want to ride their bicycles during their break on the island may be able to benefit from the repair work being carried out on a major cycle track.

The Isle of Wight Council has announced it is to proceed with work to maintain the Cowes to Newport track, which is one of the busiest routes on the island.

As a result, parts of it are going to have to be closed over the course of the next five weeks, so that the work can be completed in time for the summer.

The project is set to get underway tomorrow (February 1st), with potholes to be repaired, as well as cracks being filled in and sections being relayed.

It was noted by the local authority: "The maintenance will happen over four separate phases. The first will involve the closure of the track between Arctic Road and Medham. Over the course of the next five weeks, parts of the track will also be closed from Medham to Stag Lane, Stag Lane to Dodnor Lane and Dodnor Lane to Riverway."

The Isle of Wight Council added it is going to post details of the closures on its website over the next few weeks, while diversions will also be in place for locals and those on Isle of Wight holidays who want to travel by two wheels during their time on the island.

September is set to see hundreds of people head to the island in order to take part in the 2012 Isle of Wight Cycling Festival, which is getting underway on September 22nd.

It will run until the 30th of the month and a number of events are planned over the course of the week, including the Wight Challenge, which is a triathlon event entered by teams involving a 29-mile race around the island that is expected to take between three and five hours.

Posted by Carla WinterADNFCR-3083-ID-801279890-ADNFCR

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