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£3M CYCLE PATH OPENED TO PUBLIC

10 March 2014

£3m cycle path opened to public

A ten kilometre cycle path has been opened up to the public at the National Trust’s Lanhydrock Estate.

The news comes as a boost to the owners of holiday cottages in Cornwall, since the move has added to the county’s cycle path network, which is hundreds of kilometres long.

That means keen cyclists now have even more reason to head to the county, and early predictions are that the newly opened trails will attract thousands more visitors.

A cycle hire business has been opened up with the cycle path, as well as a new café, play area and large car parking areas.

The plans have been in the offing for some time and are part of the National Trust’s contribution to the South West Cycling Project.

The plans were approved by Cornwall Council in January last year while Bodmin Town Council, Lanhydrock Estate’s local authority, also supported the scheme. It is hoped the cycle trails will soon be extended to link up with the Camel Trail, an extensive part of the Cornish network.

This week Bodmin mayor Ken Stubbs has cut the ribbon to mark the opening of the trails – just a year after 15km of cycle trails were opened at nearby Cardinham Woods by the Forestry Commission.

Lanhydrock Hotel and Golf Club, Callestick Farm Cornish Dairy Ice Cream and Clive Mitchell Cycles will sponsor the maintenance of the cycle trails for the next five years.


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