The National Byway Trust

The National Byway Trust

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The National Byway Trust

The National Byway concept was developed to make a contribution to the quality of British life through the integration of the environmental, health, social, economic and educational benefits to be derived by the community from the activity of cycling.

The Trust was created in 2005 to oversee completion of the development phase of the project, and to guide the marketing phase in order to raise awareness and create usage on the 4,500-mile, discreetly signposted leisure cycling route through England Scotland and Wales. Total budget for this phase is £1. 8 million of which £1. 3 million has been raised to date. The project is 80% complete and we are seeking support in order to complete this phase.

Within 1 hour's journey of 65% of the population, the Byway passes through the rural landscape of 42 counties, taking in more than 1,000 places of interest, visiting 150 market towns and hundreds of communities. Its purpose is to motivate the U. K. 's 30 million bicycle owners by providing them with a reason to ride, on a discreetly-signposted route on quiet country lanes.

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