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Reassurances over future of Cinder Track

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Crown tavern Charity Walk
A stream of walkers on the old Scarborough to Whitby railway line
Picture by Neil Silk
05/05/13

131836c Crown tavern Charity Walk A stream of walkers on the old Scarborough to Whitby railway line Picture by Neil Silk 05/05/13

The popular cycle route which runs between Scarborough and Whitby is not at risk, despite the retirement of its dedicated warden.

With the loss of the person employed to maintain the Cinder Track, fears had been raised that the route, which sees the Crown Tavern charity walk talk place on it each year, would fall into disrepair.

The borough council’s parks and countryside manager, Steve Reynolds, said: “We would like to reassure all the users and supporters of the Cinder Track that we are still fully committed to its ongoing maintenance and management.”

Mr Reynolds explained that different staff will be responsible for maintaining the route, while partnerships with Groundwork and volunteer groups will continue.

Cycling charity Sustrans contacted the council after it became concerned for the upkeep of the Cinder Track

Area manager Rupert Douglas said: “The Cinder Track has the potential to be one of the best coastal cycling and walking routes in Britain, and effective maintenance of the route is essential to encourage use by locals and visitors.”

The Cinder Track is part of the National Cycle Network and is the only traffic-free link between Scarborough along the coast and eastern edge of the North York Moors.

 

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