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About lancasterdynamo

Dynamo is a cycling group, established in 1994, to work with official bodies, other cycling organisations and interested individuals to promote cycling as a safe, enjoyable and healthy means of transport.

Spurs to the Bay Gateway

Over-optimistic as ever, Dynamo had assumed that the short spurs that connect the new Bay Gateway shared-use path to existing routes were still to be properly surfaced. Not necessarily with silky-smooth tarmac, but neither quite so gravelly. Easy to cycle up with normal … Continue reading

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Objection to planning application at Vale of Lune Rugby Club

Dynamo has objected to the application for 51 houses by the Vale of Lune Rugby Club (reference 17/00309/FUL) as there are not enough details for the  proposed shared-use path from the Bare cricket club alongside one-way Powderhouse Lane to the … Continue reading

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Cycle Bunnies: Women’s cycling in Lancaster

Following a couple of queries about a women-only cycling group in our district, Dynamo finally tracked down Cycle Bunnies. This is a local cycling group that promotes women’s cycling.  Their aims are to encourage “women everywhere, of every ability, to … Continue reading

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Morecambe Bay Cycle Way

Finally Patricia has cycled (most of the) 81-mile Morecambe Bay Cycle Way, which runs from Walney Island to Glasson Dock and gives her verdict below. (Map here.) With a surprisingly laden bike for just an overnight stop, I caught the 07.33 train from Lancaster to … Continue reading

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Welcome to the new Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

With the change in administration at Lancashire County Council following May’s local elections, there is a new person in the post of Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport: Councillor Keith Iddon.  Dynamo has written to Councillor Iddon to welcome him … Continue reading

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Heysham bypass road surface – what’s it like now?

Cyclists on the Heysham bypass road (in particular, by the second roundabout as you are coming from Heysham) will have noticed earlier this year that the already-narrow cycle lane was covered in potholes and lumps of concrete. County Councillor Gina … Continue reading

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Responses from general election candidates

We have had the grand total of ONE response from general election candidates for our two constituencies to our letter asking for their views on cycling.  This came [not from Mrs Trellis of North Wales but] from Cat Smith, the Labour … Continue reading

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