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Party On Sustrans

Posted by chdot on July 6, 2007

7.7.77 – tomorrow, 30 years on, it’s 7.7.07.

Sustainable transport charity Sustrans started life as Cyclebag in the back of a Bristol pub, and has had thirty years of serious progress towards a nationwide network of cyclepaths.

Tomorrow Sustrans in Scotland hosts a free party – OPEN TO ALL – at the Falkirk Wheel between 11am to 4.30 pm. A huge cake will be cut around 3.30. Officially it’s “a chance for everyone to loosen their cycle clips and let their hair down while the music and fun goes up a gear!”

50 Sustrans Rangers and their friends are setting off (by bike) along the two canals which meet in Falkirk. The Edinburgh ride starts from Fountainbridge and the Glasgow one starts from Kelvingrove Park, both at 9:30am. The Union Canal meanders along, to avoid the need for locks and manages to take 32 miles, around 5 miles more than a road route, (but it’s flat!).

As long as you set off before noon you should be able to arrive in time for the cake. Or you could cheat and get the train part way – why not get off at Polmont and experience the tunnel

One Response to “Party On Sustrans”

  1. George Platts said

    Chris,

    Can anyone send me a photo of cyclists (foreground) and the fabulous Falkirk Wheel (background).

    Not too big a photofile, please, to >ageorgeplatts@onetel.com<

    Cheers, George.

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