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DfT announces £2.7m funding for cycling in national parks

Friday 6th February 2015

Five national parks will each receive a share of more than £2.7m to create additional cycling routes and improve links between the parks and surrounding areas.

Dartmoor has been awarded £675,000 to deliver five schemes, including additional routes, on-trail improvements and improved links to nearby areas.

The Yorkshire Dales will be given £450,000 to transform a stretch of the Leeds to Liverpool Canal to create a gateway to the Yorkshire Dales.

The South Downs will receive £450,000 to upgrade existing routes to create ‘easy access’ cycling facilities.

The Peak District will receive £430,000 to create a new short cycle link providing access from North West Matlock to the Monsal Trail.

And the Norfolk Broads will be given £715,000 to construct a new shared cycleway/footway.

Robert Goodwill, transport minister, said: “This funding will open up cycle access to some of the country’s most scenic routes.

“It demonstrates the Government’s determination to continue the cycling legacy generated by the 2012 Olympics and the launch of the Tour de France in Yorkshire last year.”

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