Apologies if posted elsewhere.
I have just received the below communication from Head to the Hills in Dorking:
"As you may have already noticed, Surrey has become a cycling hotspot over the last few years. Taking inspiration from the Olympics and Tour of Britain (Cav’s been through Dorking four times in the last few years!), there’s been a huge increase in the number of cyclists on the roads, either taking part in organised events like Ride 100, or just heading out by themselves or with friends to enjoy our beautiful lanes. Obviously we think this increase in cycling is great, but unfortunately not all residents do, and it’s becoming a bit of a contentious issue.
To make the most of this boom in cycling, and to also take into consideration the views of residents and businesses that have concerns about this growth, Surrey County Council are developing a Cycling Strategy, and want our views to inform it. So make sure you get your say – head over to their website here and fill out the survey, where you’ll also find details of a Cycling Debate to be broadcast on BBC Surrey on Wednesday 23rd October.
As a backdrop to this, there are a couple of petitions in circulation at the moment. The first ‘anti-cycling’ petition was set up to protest to Surrey County Council about the increase in cycling (particularly the closed road and other organised cycle events), the second ‘pro-cycling’ petition has been set up in direct response to the first one. The ‘pro-cycling’ petition is here
, and includes a link to the ‘anti-cycling’ one, in case you’d prefer to fill that one in. With the benefit of a head start, the anti-cycling one is winning at the moment, but the pro-cycling one is catching fast, and as Cav would testify, it’s who crosses the line first that matters, so get clicking!"