Dynamo member, John, attended the information event at the Storey on 11 March and reports back:
I went to the meeting, which was to prepare us for the official launch of the Bay Cycleway on 11th – 14th June.
There were two representatives of Morecambe Bay Partnership (Susannah and Janet) and two of Sustrans and about 15 others.
The proposed route runs between Glasson Dock and Walney and follows existing cycle routes where possible (for example the start of Walney to Wear) and elsewhere the least-worst existing solutions. There was a lot of enthusiasm but perhaps the proposers could have benefited from more input from local, experienced cyclists, though the whole route has been ridden by a party of MBP and Sustrans. Awkward parts, as I see it, include the area of Levens Bridge and also the Canal Towpath between Hest Bank and Carnforth, which requires too much patience and one is tempted to use the A6.
The vision of the proposers is to provide a leisurely ride, taking about 3 days from end to end and visiting places like Humphrey Head and the Silverdale beaches.
The route is to be launched in June 2015, and Morecambe Bay Partnership are keen to hear from anyone who wishes to be involved with that or to help promote and maintain the cycleway generally.
Click here for their website.