The coast is not clear, says CTC14/08/2007 News
At present the Government plans to improve access for walkers, but CTC is one of a number of member organisations campaigning for coastal access for all countryside users, including cyclists. CTC is urging the cycling community to get involved by completing a quick online survey on the CTC website.
Richard George, CTC Off-road campaigner: said: “The seaside should be a perfect place to cycle, but we’re only allowed to cycle on 7% of the coast.”
“The Government wants to create an â€˜access corridor’ around the entire English coastline â€“ but is only thinking of walkers. Cyclists and other non-motorised users have been forgotten.”
“CTC wants cyclists to be included, and the Government has asked us to show â€˜demand and opportunities’ for coastal cycling. We want to hear about all the places you’d love to cycle, if only you had the chance!”
The consultation closes on September 11th.
As well as the CTC, the campaign is organised by the Ramblers’ Association, British Canoe Union, British Mountaineering Council, British Caving Association, Central Council of Physical Recreation, Equestrian Access Forum, International Mountain Biking Association UK and the Open Spaces Society.