WoW continues the call for Park cycling ban to be lifted.
Change the West Park byelaws
Wolves on Wheels continues its long running campaign to get the Wolverhampton Park Byelaws that forbid cycling in West Park lifted.
The campaign claims that end of this park law would lead to no change! Wulfrunians already cycle in the park and through the park in large numbers. And not just on Carver's marathon day each September when hundreds of riders finish the cycle event in West Park. Children come to West Park to practice cycling. People ride to the Tea Pavilion, hear the band on Sundays or to the children's playground.
Community groups use West Park for cycling activities. The most worthy of these groups are the West Midlands Stroke Support Group.
They use a a small fleet of van Raam Easy Rider 2 trikes to bring pleasure and rehabilitation to recovering stroke sufferers.
The one mile circuit of the park perimeter is perfect for the riders, being both long enough and with varied scenery to make a perfect location for the group's cycling activites.
As well as the perimeter circuit there is a need for a route between the Devon Road and Connaught Road gates - one that visits the band stand, tea pavilion and playground.
HM The Queen has no problem with cycling in the Royal Parks. Thousands of riders use e.g.Hyde Park and Regents Park every day in London. The CTC benchmark for Park Cycling is in Reading.
SO WHY NOT in Wolverhampton? Come on - let's change the byelaws to ban inconsiderate cycling rather than all cycling!