SUSTRANS the National Cycling Charity, took a stand in the High Street in Andover to alert people to the formal linking of Andover to the National Cycle Network in a fortnight's time.
On June 18, at Vigo Park, Cllr Zillia Brooks, Mayor of Test Valley, will formally launch the scheme in the town. The new route, known as NCN246 will benefit Andover and the surrounding area by providing a direct traffic route across the town, using the most direct shared-use paths that allow pedestrians and cyclists to travel around quickly and safely. At a national level the arrival of a new route will place Andover on the National Cycle Network for the first time. "I was delighted to renew my links with SUSTRANS, an organisation of which I am a patron. As Secretary of State for Transport 15 years ago, I gave them a grant to begin to develop the National Cycle Network, and I am glad that it has now reached my part of Hampshire."