ECONOMIC BENEFIT OF CHILTERNS CYCLEWAY

posted 2 Sep 2012, 13:51 by Eli Kling   [ updated 5 Sep 2012, 14:29 ]

The current issue of The Chilterns Conservation Board magazine 'Chalk & Trees' carries an article on the Chilterns Cycleway. Created 2 years ago, the Cycleway visits Wendover along with many other small towns and villages in the Chilterns. It was recently listed on the Guardian newspaper's website as one of the best bike rides in the UK. As well as being used by local cyclists it has attracted visitors from as far afield as New Zealand.. A survey showed that cyclists staying overnight on the route spent on average £71 per person each day, giving evidence of the economic benefits that can be created by leisure cyclists.

Wendover Tourist Information Centre sell a mapbook of the route and nearby places to visit. Alternatively details can be downloaded from www.chilternsaonb.org.uk/cycleway.

Perhaps one day Wendover Parish Council will recognise the economic potential of leisure cycling by including a cycling section on their website alongside the existing section for walkers.

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