New route in Lincolnshire

Nicola Jones of Sustrans East Midlands has let us know that the official opening of the whole 53km Lincoln-Boston Waterway Rail route, developed by Sustrans as part of National Cycle Network Route 1, in cooperation with the Lincolnshire Waterways Partnership and the East Midlands Development Agency, has now been fixed for Saturday 25th April 2009.
 
It is being called 'The Longest Party' and follows the successive smaller-scale and local celebration events to mark the completion of different sections of the route culminating in the one held last Wednesday at Langrick Bridge for the final 3km section from Antons' Gowt, a little north of Boston. It will include mass rides from end to end of what should be an excellent route, 32km on the former Boston to Lincoln railway line that followed near the River Witham, and 21km on country lanes, and with lots of interesting sculptures etc.
 
At the last East Midlands Cycling Forum meeting, held in Lincoln on Saturday 27 September, it was agreed that the next forum gathering should be more informal in nature and tied in with the opening of a major new facility such as this route.
 
For more information contact Nicola Jones  or see the Sustrans web page here.