August 2004

Airport Expansion again

CTC CCN Autumn Conference 

World Heritage ride 

Airport Expansion again 

Monday, August 16, 2004

It appears Halfpenny green airport is trying to expand out again.

This time they want to force a road closure! 
They are trying to get a closure order on Water Lane (crosses between the airport and Triangle farm at the Highgate Common end). 
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It appears that it is a perfect link on the map between to public rights of way, so I doubt it will get through but we can't be complacent.

IF anyone uses that road then please let us or the Airport action group know.
Contact for the group is 

Barbara Williams barbara&&&&&@b-rwilliams&&&&&&& (take the &'s out to email.


CTC CCN Autumn Conference 

Friday, August 13, 2004

WolvesonWheels is hosting this years conference.

Weekend: beginning 13th November.
Venue: Lighthouse Chubb Buildings Wolverhampton.
Theme: ‘Transport integration and cycling'

anyone who wants to help organise then let us know ASAP!


World Heritage ride 

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

In addition to the info posted below, Dave Holman and Ian Fardoe will be leading the ride from WOLVERHAMPTON. 
We will be riding to Telford, Leaving Aldersley stadium at 9.15 am.
If anyone wishes to join us then please get in contact ASAP!
Riders will have free entry into Blists Hill Museum and we will be returning after closing time there.


World Heritage ride 22 August 

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Join the World Heritage Cycle Rides from Shrewsbury and Telford to Ironbridge
Date: 30th July 2004

On Sunday 22nd August, Sustrans, the sustainable transport charity, will lead a World Heritage Cycle Ride from Shrewsbury to Ironbridge, the Valley of Invention, via the National Trust property Attingham Park. At Ironbridge the ride will be met by a second ride from Telford Railway Station. Ironbridge boasts a gorge, museums and the iron bridge and toll house which together form a fantastic way of viewing Shropshire's industrial heritage.

Up to 50 participants are welcome to join each of these two rides which will depart from Shrewsbury Quarry Park at 10.00am and 12.00pm from Telford Railway Station respectively. The first ride will be a round trip of about 45 miles following quiet lanes forming parts of the National Cycle Network.. The other ride is a shorter, less demanding ride suitable for less experienced cyclists, although it contains some climbs.

The Shrewsbury riders will visit the elegant 18th Century mansion of Attingham Park, one of the gems of historic houses in the Midlands. They will have free tea and cake and a short informative talk about the property and its connection to Ironbridge, before departing to ride on to Wroxeter Roman Town. They will then continue along the course of the proposed Route 45 to Ironbridge, where they will be met by the Mayor of Telford and receive further free refreshments. The ride will then leave Ironbridge at 4.30 and return to Shrewsbury via the Silkin Way to Telford, then along Route 81 via Wellington and Upton Magna to complete the trip 'around the Wrekin' to arrive at approximately 6.30pm.

Telford riders depart at 12.00, arriving in Ironbridge at 1.00. After meeting the other party and refreshments this group will ride on to Blist's Hill Victorian Town, departing at around 5.00 to arrive back in Telford for 6.00. This shorter ride will be around 14 miles in total and is suitable for older, accompanied children.

Sustrans has teamed up with DCMS (Department for Culture, Media & Sport) to organise a series of cycle rides to a number of sites, including Stonehenge, Giant's Causeway and Hadrian's Wall. Taking time to walk or cycle to site of heritage allows a greater understanding of the scale and location of one of these special places, many of which are from an age when we travelled more slowly. As well as promoting an active and enjoyable way to visit, these cycle rides will highlight the fact that World Heritage Sites, however 'protected' they may be are still under threat from society's over-dependence on the motor car.

John Grimshaw, Chief Executive of Sustrans, said: "The continued growth in car use is a major source of greenhouse gases, and by 2005, transport will be the largest contributing sector to climate change in the UK. Leisure journeys account for a significant proportion of car use, and by encouraging more visitors to arrive by bicycle, the UK's World Heritage Sites are taking the lead in the promotion of active and sustainable travel."

These rides will follow existing or proposed sections of the National Cycle Network, so even if you are unable to attend on the day, plenty of information is available to help you plan your own trip. For further information on this ride please visit or contact the ride leaders Andre Dear (Shrewsbury ride) on 07931 995177, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or David Holman (Telford ride) 01902 773747, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The National Cycle Network was initiated with a Lottery grant of £43.5 million from the Millennium Commission to provide a legacy of new facilities for walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users in the 21st Century. These rides have been part funded by the National Lottery as part of their 10th birthday celebrations.

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