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With The Lake District and The Yorkshire Dales on our doorstep - KDCS offers an exciting selection of cycle rides throughout the local area and beyond. There are social gatherings including slide shows, talks and supper evenings and members are kept up to date with cycling news and issues through this web site, emails and our Facebook pages. KDCS are an affiliated group of Cycling UK.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Preston Guild Wheel threat

The Preston Guild Wheel is a 21 mile "Greenway" that encircles the city of Preston, linking the city to the countryside. It is both a walking and cycling route. Many KDCS members will have cycled on it and Martin led  a ride on it last year.

Save Our Guild Wheel has been initiated by the Guild Wheel Users to protect the much loved Guild Wheel from the threats posed by existing and proposed new housing developments.  These new developments backed by short sighted developers, who have no regard for Preston's 'Jewel in the crown' - The Guild Wheel, are being supported by Lancashire County Council staff. 
These actual and planned schemes are located on quiet country lanes used by the Guild Wheel and some Sustrans funded  'Safe Routes to Schools'.  These developments are already severely undermining the high safety and environmental standards of the Guild Wheel.  Better accesses are available nearby, which are much less destructive to the Guild Wheel, but sadly these are being ignored in the developers haste to build the new estates.  If more are approved they will undoubtedly deter its great use, especially by the most vulnerable of road users.  

The Guild Wheel took over a decade to build and is used by 100,000 a year. Lancashire County Council call it a 'Lasting Legacy' lets keep it that way.  Please support the campaign and help Save Our Guild Wheel.  Your signature and comments are very much appreciated.

Preston Guild Wheel photos

To sign the petition, "Lancashire County Council and Preston City Council: Save Our Guild Wheel - Don't let them build on your Guild Wheel."

Here's the link:  Save Our Guild Wheel Petition