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Do you want to do it on road or off road?

Road racing coaching sessions Exeter Wheelers is excited to launch Go-Ride in Exeter, with the support of Devon County Council and British Cycling. This scheme is designed to help young cyclists (aged 8-15) learn the skills involved in sport road … Continue reading

The Tour is coming

The Tour of Britain will return to Devon on Thursday 11 September 2014 At a national launch event in London on Monday 31 March, The Tour organisers SweetSpot Group and hosts Devon County Council announced that the Devon Stage of … Continue reading

50% increase in cycle commuting in Exeter

Over 3,500 people in Exeter are now regularly cycling to work according to new figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today. The ONS figures, recorded between 2001 and 2011, show that Exeter had one of the largest … Continue reading

Teign Estuary Trail closures in 2014

The Town Quay Bridge linking Newton Abbot and Kingsteignton is proving popular with almost 50,000 cycling trips made over the bridge in 2013. The Racecourse section of the Teign Estuary Trail was provided with the kind co-operation of Newton Abbot Racecourse. This section … Continue reading

Sustainable tourism award for Devon County Council

  Dartmoor sustainable tourism award   Posted on: 27 February 2014   Devon County Council has received a sustainable tourism award from the Dartmoor National Park Authority.   As part of the launch of the authority’s revised National Park Management … Continue reading

Devon triples teams tackling pothole repairs

Storm damage to C253 at Stoke Fleming Posted on: 20 February 2014 Devon County Council has almost tripled its number of pothole repair teams in response to the storm damage to roads across the county. Over the winter storm period, … Continue reading

Cycle training for 7,500 Devon schoolchildren

Posted on: 18 February 2014 More Devon schoolchildren than ever before will receive Bikeability cycle training in the coming financial year. Devon County Council has successfully secured £300,000 of funding from the Department for Transport to train around 7,500 schoolchildren … Continue reading

The new Travel to School questionnaire is live!

Schools are encouraged to participate in the new  CensusAtSchool Travel to School questionnaire This census gathers data about how students travel to school and teachers can easily download free resources such as classroom activities, lessons plans, teachers’ notes and can … Continue reading

Greater Manchester Police under intense criticism as they host Twitter chat about cycling

Greater Manchester Police hosted a Twitter chat on cycling on Friday and found themselves under intense criticism for their cycling-related activity over the past year. At the end of last year Greater Manchester Police issued 147 fixed penalty notices – … Continue reading

An improved cycleway as part of Bridge Road widening

  Devon County Council is planning to widen Bridge Road, Exeter to provide two continuous outbound lanes from Countess Wear to the Matford roundabout in order to tackle queuing and reduce journey times for all traffic, while at the same … Continue reading

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More than 50% rise in number of commuters cycling in Exeter

The number of cyclists commuting to work in Exeter has risen by over 50% over a ten year period. Continue reading

Spring into action to evolve your commute

With the arrival of spring, the County Council is issuing a reminder of its “evolve your commute” campaign, encouraging residents to try an alternative to driving to work or study, whether it is walking, cycling, public transport, or car sharing
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Plans for trail between Sidbury and Sidford to go on display at exhibition

Public exhibition to be held on 19 and 20 February detailing proposals for a new walking and cycling route between Sidbury and Sidford. Continue reading

Granite Way cycle trail complete

The nine-mile Granite Way from Okehampton to Lydford has been completed and opened in its entirety, following the development of the final stretch from Southerly to Station Road, Bridestowe. Continue reading

Improvements outside Central Station near completion

The £660,000 enhancement scheme at Exeter Central Station forecourt nearing completion. The area outside the station has been re-developed to promote cycling and walking to the station. Continue reading