Would you like to walk or cycle safely from Littlehempston to Totnes? If the answer’s yes, then you might like to join the Big Bike Ride to be held on Saturday 14th July. This campaign ride is aimed at highlighting how dangerous it is to cycle along the A381 and is organised by the Littlehempston Cycle Path Team.
Campaigners argue that providing a safe alternative approach into Totnes will not only allow villagers to access their local town without relying on the car, but will also provide a fantastic recreational route for cyclists, walkers and runners, whether local residents or tourists – with obvious benefits to local businesses, including some struggling village pubs. The project has the support of local MPs and councillors and a petition has been signed by over 800 people.
Cyclists will meet at 10am at the Pig and Whistle and cycle with motorised escort to Borough Park in Totnes and back. This will take around 2 hours in all. The route has been agreed with the police and local council and there will be lots of marshalls and stewards to keep everyone safe. More information at www.LittlehempstonCyclePath.co.uk/campaign-ride/.