People enjoying on cycling at Grafham

Cyclists will be able to enjoy a brand new cycle path stretching from St Neots to Grafham Water from Sunday (17th August).

The high quality, all-weather cycle path forms part of the National Cycle Network and will join up with the popular cycle routes around the Anglian Water-owned water park.

To celebrate the opening of the new track, Sustrans volunteers are inviting people to join one of the two casual bike rides they’ll be leading on Sunday 17 August.

Both ‘pelotons’ will ride together, enjoying views from the dam and stopping for tea and cakes at the Grafham Water Visitor Centre. Participants can then return with their group, or stay to cycle the famous Grafham Water cycle circuit and return home independently, using the National Cycle Network.

Rohan Wilson, Area Manager for Sustrans said: “This newly surfaced path is a fantastic new leisure resource for the people of Cambridgeshire. Grafham Water is a much loved local green space, and this path will make it much more accessible in all weathers to visitors of all shapes and sizes, from cyclists to walkers.”

Angela Tarry, Grafham Park Manager for Anglian Water, said: “On the back of the Olympics, Tour De France and Commonwealth Games, many people are out on their bikes and providing safe, scenic areas for them to enjoy cycling is really important and we’re delighted to be supporting Sustrans with such a fantastic improvement to the National Cycle Network.”

Sustrans is a charity that’s enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more journeys.

Join the rides on Sunday 17 August:
Cyclists wishing to join at Huntingdon should meet Sustrans rangers at the rail station forecourt, PE29 6GP at 10:15.

From St Neots the public are invited to join rangers at the Ambiance Café, Riverside Park, St Neots PE19 7SA in good time for registration and a 10:30 start.