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blackwatercyclepathA celebration ride is to be held later this month as the Cowes to Sandown cycle path reaches it’s 10 year anniversary.

The ride (or walk), which is due to take place on Saturday 22nd June, has been organised by cycle campaign group CycleWight.

Tim Thorne of CycleWight said:

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“It took the group eight years of campaigning to make it happen but it was worthwhile. It has become an important part of the Island for visitors and residents.”

All are welcome to join the event on the 16 mile track which provides a traffic-free connection between Cowes and Newport and Newport to Sandown. The track forms part of the National Cycle Network, route 23, that begins in Reading and ends at Sandown.

Free parking is available at Newclose Cricket Club on the outskirts of Newport with direct access to the path. Refreshments will be available along the route.

Alec Lawson of CycleWight added:

“On the opening day 10 years ago we had 400 people ride the route, it would be great if we could attract that number again.”

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Details of the day can be found on CycleWight’s web site, libraries, bike shops and other locations.

Photo: CycleWight

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