The A3 Cycle Project continues to make progress. The feasibility study has shown that the route would work well, although the costs seem  much higher than envisaged. Negotiations continue to reduce these where possible so that we are in the right ball park figure to submit the necessary grant application.

The A3 Cycle Route petition will continue for another three weeks until after the QECP Cycle Festival. At this point we hope to have close to 5,000 signatures which is a fantastic total. The petition has been organised by local members from the Cyclist Touring Club (CTC) who are also doing great work analyzing all the data to help make a strong case. If you have not yet signed the petition the link is below.

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/cycle-route-through-a3-butser-cutting.html

This 4km route which finishes at the Park Centre begins in a lay-by located on what is known as the Causeway to the south of Petersfield.

A separate cycle route has just been completed and this takes riders out of Petersfield and as far as the same lay-by. At this point the new route will hopefully take over. And finally from the same lay-by there in an existing cycle route which uses Bollinge Farm Lane to go directly to the village of Buriton.

The image below shows the new route and lay-by with Butser Hill in the background.

 

The QECP Cyclefest takes place over the weekend on the 18th/19th May. Many different manufacturers will be present to show off their new models, parts and accessories and the The highlight of the event will be a 4 hour enduro on the Saturday evening.

For more information go to http://www.hargrovescycles.co.uk

 

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