Get on your bike and enjoy new cycle link

Tuesday 19 February 2013 Updated: 20/02 08:53

Latest News

Buy photos » Councillors, cyclists and pupils join Coun John Smith and Joey Gough in officially opening Penny Brick Way. (s)

A NEW walking and cycling link which aims to get more people choosing healthier ways to travel has opened in Worcester.

A special ceremony was held to mark the official opening of Penny Brick Way on Wednesday, February 13 at St Mark's Church on Bath Road.

Worcestershire County Council has been working closely with charity Sustrans to develop a number of walking and cycling links to the new Diglis Bridge across the River Severn.

The latest link has been developed in partnership with St Mark's Church and the Diocese of Worcester, who have agreed to a new path for walking and cycling through the grounds of the church.

It runs between Orchard Street and Bath Road and provides a route for users to access a new toucan crossing on Bath Road, where users can cross the road to access Cherry Orchard School via the Duck Brook Pedway.

The overall cost of the project, which was funded by the Big Lottery Fund and county council through the Connect2 scheme, is about £240,000.

The name of the route was inspired by Year Two Joey Gough who took part in a competition at Cherry Orchard Primary School to suggest names for the new link.

He was presented with a £30 cinema voucher for his winning entry by councillor John Smith OBE.

Coun Smith, cabinet member with responsibility for highways and transport, said: "Worcester is a beautiful city and it's absolutely essential that our residents have access to good walking and cycling routes to support the choice of healthy travel options around the city and beyond. It is wonderful to see local organisations such as St Mark's Church and local children working in active partnership with the county council and Sustrans towards such a successful result.

Share This

Popular »

1 Former hospital site cleared for care home

2 Derelict site set for multi million pound overhaul

More news »

Still time to have say on war commemorations

PEOPLE have until the end of the month

Worcester is the height of fashion

A HISTORIC corner of Worcester was the height

No trace of horse meat in county's school meals

TESTS for horse meat in school meals across

More than 680 people caught without TV licence

MORE THAN 680 people were caught watching TV

Regional news »


Stratford Observer
Stratford on Avon man jailed for raping prostitute

A MAN from Stratford who raped a prostitute twice as ...

Bromsgrove Standard
We’ll learn the lessons of Isabella, vow chiefs

A SERIOUS case review has been launched into the death ...

Redditch Standard
Norovirus closes hospital ward

AN OUTBREAK of norovirus has forced a ward to close ...

Evesham Observer
School floored by donation

PUPILS and teachers at the Vale of Evesham School are ...