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September
2014
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Oxfordshire is on board with cycling as Tour of Britain speeds through

The council recently won £1 million from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund to introduce a raft of new schemes including the improvements for cycling.

The council plans to invest in developing and improving the cycle network across the county, as well as introducing new schemes for access to bicycles through the OxonBike project, which currently operates towards the east of Oxford city, but with plans to introduce it at Didcot Parkway railway station and Harwell Oxford and Milton Park Business Parks as part of the wider Science Vale development.

The Tour of Britain will be visiting the county for the first time, travelling through south Oxfordshire on Friday afternoon, passing Wantage, Harwell and Cholsey before heading across to Chinnor and out of the county at around 2pm.

Councillor David Nimmo Smith, cabinet member for transport: “I am delighted that the Tour of Britain will be passing through Oxfordshire. We have heavily invested in alternative travel methods across the county, and in particular cycling.”

“By introducing better signage, improving access at junctions, building dedicated cycle lanes and upgrading and maintaining the cycle network, we want Oxfordshire to be known as a cycle-friendly county.”

To find out more about cycling in Oxfordshire then head to the council’s website, which includes safety information, details of bike hire and maps of where to cycle around the county. https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/bike.

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