With the clocks going back and a fresh chill in the air, autumn is well and truly here. So why not embrace it by digging out your woolly jumper and taking your family on some outdoor adventures on the National Cycle Network?
The National Cycle Network is a series of traffic-free and quiet on-road cycle routes that stretch across the country. The National Cycle Network was developed by the charity Sustrans along with other partners and, in 2013 alone, was used by a staggering 4.8 million people.
There are hundreds of routes across the country waiting to be explored; from the Tamsin Trail which takes cyclists through Richmond Park to see the fallow deer, to the New Forest Ride which boasts a rainbow of autumnal colours created by a mix of ancient, ornamental and native trees. With Sustrans’ online mapping it’s easier than ever before to find a peaceful, traffic-free route nearby which is suitable for you and your family.
Sponsor a mile!
With so many people using the Network each year it’s no surprise that it needs some TLC every once in a while. The routes are maintained by groups of volunteers who work tirelessly to make sure that that the Network is kept great condition for everyone to enjoy.
Every year Sustrans spends over £1 million on the Network, and to help with these costs, Sustrans is inviting people to Sponsor a mile of their favourite route. By sponsoring a mile of the National Cycle Network, you’ll be helping the charity to replace signs, clear vegetation and repair surfaces.
Sponsor your mile today: http://www.sustrans.org.uk/mymile
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