Brixham campaigners plan protest cycle ride
A BRIXHAM action group is to hold a protest cycle ride to show planners that a route supposedly linking to Churston Ferrers Grammar School only goes half way.
The group, known as Brixham for Global Action, will cycle along the main road and cross at the traffic island outside the entrance to Lupton house and then cycle through the village and back up Elberry Lane and alongside the main road again.
If it is too busy to cross at Lupton, the ride will continue along the main road. Cyclists will be in cohorts of 10 to minimise disruption to traffic flow. They will finish at the grammar school where they will receive a certificate from Brixham for Global Action.
Dr Richard Montgomery, who lives in Brixham and is a keen cyclist, said: “Last year we are had the MP Dr Sarah Wollaston take part and we hope she can join us again this year.
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“We want to encourage people to cycle as an alternative to travelling by car. Using two wheels rather than four wheels will reduce our carbon footprint and congestion and has the benefit of being good for your health.
“We want to draw attention to a stretch of the road just beyond Lupton house where the road narrows that is potentially dangerous for cyclist to use.
“If that situation was addressed we are certain more children would cycle to Churston Ferrers Grammar School.
“Our hope is that by joining together on this cycle ride people in Brixham can show Torbay Council that investment in completing the cycle path should make cycling an easy choice and would be money well spent.”
The cycle ride will take place on Wednesday October 24.
Anyone who wants to help with the cycle ride can call 01803 859852 or 01803 851137.