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Cyclists and the folk of Harrogate will have noticed extra cycle signage over the past couple of months. The signs illustrate the ten cycle radial routes and two orbital routes around Harrogate.

North Yorkshire CC staff are to be congratulated for this most useful work. Not only do the signs assist cyclists; but they remind residents to make use of their bikes.

Please look at the Harrogate Borough Council site and under C find ‘Cycle Forum’ for more information.

This is just a little on the aims of the Cycle Forum:

‘The cycling vision for Harrogate is:
 
” to have more people of all ages cycling more often, in a District that is easy and safe to get around by bike”.
 
The Harrogate District Cycle Forum is a partnership group whose focus is to achieve this vision. The forum has representatives from various organisations and individuals with an interest in cycling.

Aims of the group
 
The Harrogate District Cycle Forum has 4 main aims. These are:
 
1.  Consultative: to comment on and influence council policies, strategies and plans including spending decisions that impact upon cyclists and the existing cycle infrastructure as well as the future development of cycling facilities.
 
2.  Monitoring and review: to monitor and review the condition of cycle routes and new cycle schemes.
 
3.  Promotional: to work with all authorities and stakeholders to promote and encourage responsible cycling in and around the Harrogate District.
 
4.  Educational: to share information and advice on cycling issues and support cycle training.”