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Dorset Featured as a "Great" Place to Cycle


7:34am 13th June 2014

It's hoped more people will be travelling around Dorset on their bikes this Summer, as the county receives a boost in the promotion of its cycle networks.

The area's popularity with cyclists will gain national coverage this weekend, being featured in The Guardian's 'Cycling Breaks in England'. The 100 page supplement will be available in the newspaper on Saturday 14th June.

Weymouth and Portland's cycling trails are also being added to the National Cycle Network. The popular leaflets covering West Dorset will be updated to include the borough.

It's hoped both of these will encourage more cycle tourism around the area, boosting the local economy in the process.

Councillor Rachel Rogers, Tourism Briefholder at Weymouth and Portland Council said: "Dorset offers many opportunities for cycling, from signposted NCN routes throughout Dorset and scenic disused railway lines, such as the Rodwell Trail from Weymouth to Portland, to off road forest trails such as Moors Valley, which are great for families.

"For local residents and visitors alike, cycling is a fantastic way to explore our beautiful county, spend quality time with family or friends and get fitter while having a great time."

Information on the updated cycle routes can also be found by by clicking here.

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