Cycling and the Countryside

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Cycling in the countryside can be an unparalleled joy. But too often fast, hostile roads and make it worse than cycling in Britain’s urban streets. What’s gone wrong? And more importantly, what can be done about it? Ralph Smyth, transport campaigner at the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England, explains what the problems are and what his organisation is doing to improve conditions for cycling in the countryside.

  • Christopher Waller

    This may just be a completely hare-brained idea, but I think that the cost of acquiring land alongside main roads for the construction of cycle paths (something that wasn’t really covered) could be reduced if it was possible for landowners to give land adjoining roads to local authorities or the Highways Agency, or a holding body (some kind of charity or quango), as a form of tax write-off.