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Update 27 08 2022

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Dear Members,
As the month comes to an end here is some news for you to catch up on.
After 4 years of campaigning we are pleased to see that the Undercliff between Ventnor and Niton has been signed as a leisure route. This is such a great ride for those in the know. Let us hope it becomes much more widely appreciated. Please do send us some pictures of you by the signs. Congratulations to George Wilks for his perseverance in making this happen. We did a Tweet on this and it was seen by over 2,000 people within two days. An amazing response. Facebook was close to 500.

Next week we have two meetings. One with the Local Transport Planner, Daniel Washington, to find out how his role is going and to see if CW can help. The other is about Beryl Bikes. This is a follow on to the scooters and is a new bike share scheme which will soon be launching across the Island, Southampton and Portsmouth.
As you know we are in contact with IWC over various issues. We would like to see many of the barriers removed on paths that make cycling difficult. This is recommended in the latest government infrastructure guidelines. We are going to create a list to submit. Please send us your favourite(!) and take pictures too, if you can.
Don't forget to come and see us in Newport on the 10th September to commemorate Car Free Day and the Tour of Britain. Latest information on the Tour can be found at these links. www.iow.gov.uk/tourofbritain and www.facebook.com/TourofBritainIOW

We have been asked by SWR to bring to your attention that Pig Leg Crossing on the Island Line in Ryde is to be updated and so will be closed 12-23rd September.

Please do have a look at the minutes of the August committee meeting. (Attached)
The Council has subscribed to an online magazine to encourage and support people to begin to ride. Several of the committee have looked at the magazine and would encourage you to send it to people who may need  a little help in discovering the joys of riding a bike. It is called the 'Ultimate Guide to Riding to Cycling.' http://www.cyclewight.org.uk/digital-cycling-magazine.html
Finally next year is 30 years of CycleWight. How can we celebrate?
Isle Of Wight Cycling Campaign
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