Clevedon cyclist killed by pothole council had failed to repair, despite police warning

Martyn UzzellThe widow of a Clevedon cyclist killed after hitting a pothole is to sue a council which failed to repair it, despite a warning from police.

Martyn Uzzell, who was 51, was on a Land’s End to John O’Groats charity cycle ride with two friends when he hit a 10cm (4in) deep pothole on the A65 at Giggleswick, North Yorkshire and was thrown into the path of a VW Golf driving behind him. The driver of the car, travelling at about 50mph and only a car’s length away from the group, was unable to avoid Mr Uzzell, who died instantly of severe head injuries.

Read it on Bristol Post website.

A30 crash cyclists’ charity ‘overwhelmed’ by donations

The charity which two cyclists were raising money for when they were hit and killed by a lorry has been “overwhelmed” by donations.

Andrew McMenigall, 47, and Toby Wallace, 36, were killed in the crash on the A30 in Cornwall on Tuesday.

Read it on BBC News website.

To give money check out uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/mcmenigallwallace

Land’s End to John O’Groats record attempt cycle begins

A music teacher is hoping to break the record for cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats and back again.

Chris Hopkinson, from Richmond, North Yorkshire, set off on the 1,700-mile journey at 10:00 BST on Tuesday.

Read it on BBC News website.

You can follow him on twitter @ twitter.com/Hoppo347.

Camp in my Garden website

Camp in my GardenThinking of doing the End to End cycle? Thinking of camping for some or all of it? Then check out the Camp in my Garden website. It’s the first and only website advertising private gardens as micro campsites; providing accessible, affordable and fun alternatives to traditional accommodation.

Right now they are not that many camping sites listed. But it’s growing fast.

If you live along a route that people often use doing the End to End cycle. Then why not get your own garden listed? Sign up for free at campinmygarden.com/signup and add your garden!

Urgent Repairs Appeal | Sustrans

sustrans-logoThe atrocious weather in 2012 has taken its toll on the National Cycle Network and they are are facing essential maintenance work on an unprecedented scale.

Please DONATE today to help them meet the extra costs of getting some of there key routes repaired and ready for spring.

For more information please check out www.sustrans.org.uk/support-sustrans/repairalert.

Scotland’s cycling routes to get £6m revamp

Scotland’s cycle path network is to get a £6m revamp, which will include improvements to the Land’s End to John O’Groats route.

The famous route will be upgraded from Barnton Junction to the Forth Road Bridge.

The money will also be used to create more cycle paths in Glasgow ahead of the Commonwealth Games in 2014.

Read it on BBC News website.

 

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