The National Cycle Network Route 45 between Gloucester and Maisemore has a diversion at the moment because the boardwalk section is broken. The diversion involves cycling on the busy A417, crossing this road twice and cycling on a narrow footpath next to the road. Can you write a letter to your local County Councillor asking for this section of the route to be repaired. Click on the link to a letter from Sustrans with some ideas for what you might say.
We have received this update from Scott Tompkins, Lead Commissioner Highways Authority, Gloucestershire and he says: "We have been working closely with Sustrans on this issue and although the route is not an adopted cycleway the County has agreed to assist by funding the repairs. Sustrans is currently drawing up the designs and seeking the necessary flood plain permissions. The hope is that a Sustrans contractor will begin work in early in 2017. In the mean time following a site visit with Sustrans a couple of weeks ago I have arranged for additional grass cutting to take place along the divisionary route to improve visibility and safety for cyclists."