Volunteer Rangers have today signed the TPT/NCN 6 diversion which runs from the Wharf Road Bridge at Tinsley to Main Street in Rotherham. Whilst the complex signing issues at either end of the diversion route have been dealt with, further way markers will be added along Sheffield Road, Templeborough, this weekend. Whilst all the RMBC sections are along a marked cycle lane, users are asked to take particular care on the short Sheffield City section of the route which has no cycle lane, and is very busy with commercial traffic.
24/04/13 - The Times 'Cities Fit for Cycling' campaign needs your help
Today, Wednesday April 24th, the Get Britain Cycling parliamentary inquiry will submit its crucial report to the Government.
If Britain is to realise the potential benefits of promoting cycling as a healthy and affordable mode of transport, then it is vital that the Government and the Prime Minister take this report seriously and implement its recommendations in full.
*** We will be launching an e-petition on the Downing Street site, calling on the Government to implement the recommendations in the Get Britain Cycling report. ***
Please share the link to the petition and call on every member of your mailing lists to add their name in support as soon as possible and to share it with their friends.
It would also help enormously if you could tweet the petition link extensively and put it up on any sites, blogs or Twitter feeds to which you have access.
Several major cycling and motoring groups will be joining with The Times in doing the same.
The link to the Downing Street petition is: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/49196
Full details of the report and its recommendations will appear in tomorrow's edition of The Times and will be available to view (for free, as always) at http://thetimes.co.uk/cyclesafety.
If, together, we can reach the 100,000 signature mark, we stand a very good chance of a full debate in Parliament and forcing this high up the political agenda. We will do all we can from our end at The Times to put pressure on at the highest level.
11/04/13 - TPT/NCN 6 Route Closure - Meadowhall to Rotherham Town Centre
A section of the NCN 6/Trans Pennine Trail will be closed from 22nd April to late autumn 2013. The section is 2.5 miles in length and will extend from the RMBC boundary at Meadowhall to The Statutes off Main Street, Rotherham. Work will commence, as soon as is possible, to sign the diversion route which will run from Riverside Drive at Tinsley, along Sheffield Road through Templeborough, and into Rotherham via Westgate to Main Street, where the diversion will end. Please use the following link to download a copy of the RMBC Diversion Map.
16/03/13 - Clearance Work on TPT/NCN 6
(Between Chesterfield Road and Brookhouse Road, Aston)
Saturday saw the completion of the clearance work which started 8 months ago on the TPT/NCN 6 Section which runs from Rother Valley Country Park to the rail bridge below the cu-de-sac at the end of Brookhouse Road, Aston. Recently RMBC Streetpride joined the project and gave us a hand with strimming and some heavy cutting. The 'Before' and 'After' photos below show what has been achieved with a bit of concentrated effort.
Whilst we appreciate that opening up the trail is just a small part of the equation, we do not have the resources to do the track-bed work required for safe non-ambulant access. However, we will make every effort to ensure that all hazards are highlighted.
Bottom Section RVCP to A57:
|Before Clearance Work
||After Clearance Work
Top Section A57 to cu-de-sac at end of Brookhouse Road, Aston:
|Before clearance work
||After Clearance work
07/03/13 - Resurfacing on TPT/NCN 67
As well as being responsible for the Rotherham area we also cover the Sheffield section of the TPT/NCN 67 running from the River Rother to Richmond, Sheffield. Commencing in October 2012 Michael Hanson, Greg Challis and their team at Sheffield City Council embarked on a re-surfacing project that culminated in the whole of the TPT/NCN 67 between the River Rother and Tynker Avenue, Beighton being resurfaced.
The whole section can now be easily accessed by walkers, equestrians, cyclists and non-ambulant people.
02/03/13 - Clearance Work on TPT/NCN 6
(Between Chesterfield Road and Brookhouse Road, Aston)
Saturday the 2nd March saw another concerted effort to clear this section of the Trail.
01/02/13 - High Speed 2 Rail Route Through Our Area
Click on the link to view the map (Its is 14Mb so be patient): >>HS2 Map
17/01/13 - Towpath to be transformed thanks to Government cash
The Star, Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Users are set to benefit from improvements to a canal towpath between Rotherham town centre and Tinsley in Sheffield.
Funding has been granted by the Department for Transport to improve the surface of the canal towpath and Five Weirs Walk, part of the Sustrans National Cycle Network and Trans-Pennine Trail.
Within Rotherham, the towpath along the South Yorkshire Navigation is in a poor condition, and-during wet weather the path can become muddy.
The improvements include providing a 2.5metre-wide, waterproof hard surface between Rotherham town centre and Tinsley.
The initial phase of construction includes the section from Centenary Way towards Sheffield.
Links on to the towpath from Templeborough, Masbrough and Kimberworth have also been identified for improvement.
Coun. Gerald Smith, Rotherham Council cabinet member for regeneration and development, said: "This is an innovative development that will benefit all cyclists."
The improvements to the canal towpath are set to be completed by the end of the year.