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Guild wheel inspires Leyland cycling plan

Councillors Matthew Tomlinson and Derek Forrest have helped set up the Leyland Cycling Forum

Councillors Matthew Tomlinson and Derek Forrest have helped set up the Leyland Cycling Forum

Cyclists in Leyland could have their own version of the Guild Wheel after the idea was given a public airing.

The idea was raised at a meeting of the newly formed Leyland Cycling Forum.

The new forum - which was attended by 18 people on its first meeting - has been formed to encourage more people to get on their bikes.

The suggestion for the town to have its own version of Preston’s award winning Guild Wheel has been welcomed by Leyland’s county councillor, Matthew Tomlinson.

The name ‘Leyland Loop’ has been suggested for the route.

Coun Tomlinson said: “One of the ideas that was floated was the idea of a cycle route around Leyland.

“I think it would be relatively easy to deliver and most of the infrastructure is in place.

“It was brought up very much as a throw away remark at the forum, it was our first meeting.

“I have gone away and looked at and I believe it can be done.” Coun Tomlinson said that officers at South Ribble Council are now looking at the feasibility of the scheme and he is ‘optimistic’ that the idea is worth pursuing.

At the moment the suggested route would start at Runshaw College incorporating Schleswig Way, Croston Road, Stanifield Lane, Lydiate Lane, Cuerden Valley Park, Buckshaw Village and Langdale Road and finish back at the college.

Coun Tomlinson added: “It is an idea, I am looking for people to get in touch with their ideas.”

To contact Coun Tomlinson with suggestions email: matthew.tomlinson@lancashire.gov.uk

 

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