Our volunteers in Lincolnshire were thrilled recently to receive a donation of £200 from the Cyclists Touring Club in the county – a group which is part of Cycling UK. The money will be used to help maintain the National Cycle Network in the region.
The donation was presented by Tim Newberry on 10 February at an event in Lincolnshire which was arranged for local Sustrans volunteers. The Cycling UK Lincolnshire committee members met and agreed to donate £200 of funds to us for use in the East Midlands. Stretching across 14,000 miles linking up villages, towns and cities the National Cycle Network is used frequently by many members of the Cyclists Touring Club.
The volunteers’ event was well attended and it gave participants the chance to discuss ongoing projects, such as the review of the National Cycle Network. They also shared success stories about the projects they’re working on locally. These include the Moorland Local People Project and work with East Midlands Trains to brighten up local train stations.
The donation was received by Sustrans Head of Network Development (Midlands & East), Gwyneth McMinn, who said:
“Our recent event was well attended by Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire volunteers and I’d particularly like to thank Tim Newbery from Cycling UK for the kind donation. Their aims match our own vision to get more people walking and cycling. As such it’s important that both organisations work together to achieve that shared vision. I’m looking forward to attending Cycling UK’s Lincolnshire Annual General Meeting in November to affirm that commitment.”