This project will waymark four ‘British Cycling’ approved cycle routes in the Transforming the Trent Valley area.
The four cycle routes start and finish at local leisure facilities: Shobnall Leisure Complex, Meadowside Leisure Centre and Barton Marina. All four routes vary in distance and ability, with one route being completely off road. The routes are designed to encompass local leisure areas and landmarks, giving plenty of rest opportunities.
The four routes have been mapped and are promoted via East Staffordshire Borough Council’s website and leisure centres. The level of current mapping insufficient alone being difficult to print and navigate whilst cycling. This project will allow families to follow the waymarks, navigating their way around the routes with ease.
As with the Run England 3-2-1 routes, East Staffordshire Borough Council remain responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the waymarking posts.
The off road areas where posts are to be installed, are managed by East Staffordshire Borough Council. Areas on road are managed by Staffordshire County Council, and installation agreements will include future management.
To date, we have only experienced minimal maintenance cost to the Run England posts and expect the same for these additional posts. East Staffordshire Borough Council will cover any future costs to repair or replace posts.
The Borough Council also has responsibility of managing the grass verges at the roadside. We will develop a system to ensure any ongoing maintenance is reported by the council’s contractor.