I am considering a motion for the CTC AGM, 2 May deadline. It could be of value for a brief informal discussion and if anyone wants to second the motion that would be helpful.
The motion reads, (open to suggestion).
That CTC (trade name Cycling UK) approaches representatives of National Parks and Areas of Outstanding National Beauty (AONB), National Scenic Areas (NSAs - Scotland), or other areas, with a view to promoting family friendly quiet cycling routes.
There are 15 National Parks in the UK. England, Wales and Northern Ireland has 46 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), Scotland has 40 National Scenic Areas (NSAs) and there are other areas that are often good for cycling. The CTC may be able to gather details of the most suitable cycling routes that are already available and suggest where improvements may be possible.
Over time the CTC may recommends near by campsites that it considers suitable and work together with local councils and interested parties to improve cycling in these areas, thus increasing the areas attractiveness for cycling visits. Site owners may be interested in being listed and add cycling details to their information. Options to provide display boards of the routes could be considered if demand and funding became available.
CTC regional groups and members may also be able to suggest suitable routes or where improvements could be made in their area, such as providing ‘cycleways’ connecting villages that provide a more direct route and possibly avoids busy roads.