Carlisle Road Cycle Network
This project was introduced to the Carlisle Ambassadors at the meeting in March by Richard Wise. Creating a cycling network around Carlisle, with the city as the hub is something that he has thought about for some time, and he felt that the ambassador programme would be a good platform from which to develop this. Listed below are companies who have actively supported the initial funding to get the project off the ground. A big thank you to all of you. In addition, a big thank you to Stephen Cawley and Karen Jones who also donated funds to get CRCN off the start line!
The concept of CRCN recognises the huge national growth in cycling, and plays to our strengths by creating a stunning network of well signed and resourced road cycling routes along our plethora of quiet lanes, taking in some of the best scenery and villages that we have to offer. There will be an epic 200 mile circuit to rival the popular C2C route with multiple radial routes linking Carlisle at the hub to the epic circuit (500 miles in total). This structure would enable people to either ride the whole epic circuit over a few days or to enjoy a series of shorter day rides starting and finishing in Carlisle. The aim is to launch the network in Spring 2016.
Below the list of sponsors, you can see the original Prezi presentation which gives a really good feel for how the cycle network will work in practice. This is going be a fantastic attraction for the area, and Carlisle Ambassadors is proud to be associated with it.