Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Southport Cycling Town




I attended a meeting last meet of a working party looking the implementation of the plan for Southport to become one of a handhul of Cycling town in England. A full report on the idea can be found here:http://www.sefton.gov.uk/Default.aspx?page=9024

Some of the deatiled plans are really very exciting and it was so good to see so many councillors enthused by the idea. I am confident that this will be a great success so well done to Cllr Fred Weavers who has be a constant advocate of this idea. All three Birkdale councillors were there as were colleagues from Meols Ward, Norwood Ward, Kew Ward and Cambridge Ward. John Fairclough came from Bootle and Ann Ibbs from Formby. Sadly there was not a Southport Tory in sight
A number of high profile cycling events are planned. The first, The Tour of Britain, has already happened. http://www.southportvisiter.co.uk/southport-news/southport-southport-news/2008/09/15/tour-of-britain-sweeps-through-southport-101022-21819700/