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Isle of Wight to get new cycle tracks

Tue 26 Jul 2011

Isle of Wight to get new cycle tracks

Isle of Wight holidays could become increasingly popular for cyclists, after plans were announced to create new tracks on the island.

Work is already underway to link the Cowes to Newport cycle route at Dodnor with one from Newport to Sandown at Shide.

Edward Giles, the Isle of Wight Council's cabinet member responsible for highways, stated it is pleasing £90,000 of funding from transport charity group and Department for Transport partner Sustrans has been awarded for the project.

"Once the works are completed, cyclists will be able to enjoy an almost entirely off-road route between Sandown and Cowes," he said.

Pedestrians and wheelchair users will also find it easier to travel along the new paths.

Isle of Wight holidays are already popular among cyclists, due to the many miles of tracks on offer on the island, as well as events such as the Isle of Wight Cycling Festival, which takes place in September.

Posted by Carla Winter ADNFCR-3083-ID-800633931-ADNFCR

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