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Three Devon schools to make more space for social distancing during school run

Authored by Mary

Three schools across Devon County Council will be making more space outside their gates at pick up and drop off time as pupils return this term.

The School Streets schemes will restrict motor traffic at specific times to make more space for social distancing during the school run.

The schemes are being delivered by the schools and Devon County Council in partnership with...

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Devon unveil Sherford to Exeter route for Tour of Britain

Authored by Mary

Devon County Council and organisers of the Tour of Britain have today (Monday 7 September) announced more details of the Devon stage of the race to mark one year to go until Britain’s biggest professional cycle race returns to the county.

Devon will host Stage Two of the 2021 Tour of Britain on Monday 6 September with a 185 kilometre (115 mile) route between Sherford and Exeter, the...

Diabetes UK is looking for cyclists in Devon

Authored by Mary

Diabetes UK is looking for people from Devon to get on their bikes and take on the UK Wide Cycle Ride this September.

This September take your fitness up a gear and complete our coast to coast virtual challenge. You can pick your distance from one of four routes:

  • Beginners may want to tackle the 120-mile Route One – the equivalent of Dundee to Fort William
  • ...

Saddle-up for Cycle September!

Authored by Mary

Devon residents and businesses are encouraged to sign up for the fifth Cycle September in Devon and take part in the annual cycle challenge.

So far more than 1450 new riders have been encouraged to take up cycling by signing up to the scheme. In total, over 6.7 million miles have been clocked up by 7,254 riders since Cycle September first took place.

You can take part in...

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The 25 best universities for cycling in the UK

Authored by Mary

Research released today has officially named the University of Edinburgh as the best in the UK for student cyclists, beating bike-famous Cambridge - as students prepare to ditch public transport for social distancing in September.

The research, from student accommodation search engine, Mystudenthalls.com , has ranked the UK’s universities using measures including campus bike storage...

Devon preparing bid for next phase of Emergency Active Travel Fund

Authored by News Desk

Devon County Council is preparing to submit its bid for the second round of Emergency Active Travel Funding by the end of next week (Friday 7 August).

Devon is bidding for around £1.3 million to create more permanent schemes that provide extra space for pedestrians and cyclists in order provide alternatives to public transport and to improve safety and encourage more active travel...

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Major improvement works complete on traffic-free cycling and walking route joining Plympton to city

Authored by Emma Cooke

People travelling between Plympton and Plymouth can now do so on a much-improved cycle and walking route, well away from traffic on the usually busy A38 and B3416.

With more than £380,000 of funding from Highways England, cycling and walking charity Sustrans has revamped the traffic-free route into the city, and has improved its accessibility too.

Sustrans has resurfaced the...

Woman cycling on high street that has been closed to motor traffic

New tool helps residents share views on emergency walking and cycling infrastructure in Devon

Authored by Emma Cooke

Residents in Devon can now easily share their views on the temporary measures Devon County Council has put in place to make more space for physical distancing during the Covid-19 crisis.

The council has made changes to roads in Exeter, including closing Wonford Road, Ludwell Lane and Dryden Road to motor vehicles, and adding a two way cycle lane and widened footpath on Magdalen Road....

Devon exploring temporary measures for walkers and cyclists

Authored by Mary

A series of temporary measures to support social distancing for walkers and cyclists is being explored by Devon County Council.

It follows the Government’s announcement of a £250 million emergency active travel fund – as the first stage of a £2 billion national investment in walking and cycling.

Although Devon County Council is still awaiting details of the funding, it is...

Interactive map launches to help key workers find offers on bikes and repair services

Authored by Emma Cooke

Key workers across Devon can now find cycle-related offers and locate bike stores that are open in their local area, with a live online map launched today.

The map was compiled by the walking and cycling charity Sustrans to make cycling easier for key workers as they travel to and from work each day during Covid-19.

A single repository of information, the map displays four...

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