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Brittany / Normandy / Cornwall / Devon / Dorset ~ a New Cycling Alliance

 ‘Cycle West’ is a EUR 8.6 million project to improve and market almost 2,000 km of cycle routes, and generate a huge boost in tourism in the process.

The press launch is next week in London and if you’re interested in finding out more, then this link should help provide some background information. I like the bit about filling in the gaps in cycle routes – if it takes an initiative such as this to achieve such an outcome, then so be it (I suppose).

Cycle-West logoIn the past there were issues with Brittany Ferries favouring motorists over humble cyclists but, to their credit, they sorted the matter out when it was pointed out to them that their existing pricing structure was grossly unfair. The trouble is, if you want to get to western France from the West Country, there is no choice – you have to use Brittany Ferries. The issues above came to a head in 2006 and it’s been very quiet on that front since then, so one must assume that all is still well. I have no doubt someone will say if it isn’t.

Further information on the project will be blogged after next week’s meeting. It’s a great idea and good luck to the project! Brittany

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