A rambling (and cycling) we can go!

Either it’s been a slow news day or there’s an election in the offing for this to be worth attention.

RAMBLERS and cyclists in Swindon should find the way forward a little clearer as they pursue their leisure activities.

In three years’ time, the council hopes that 90 per cent of the town’s footpaths and cycleways will be easy to use.

At the moment 86 per cent of the 211 miles of public rights of way in Swindon meet the Government standard.

So an extra 4% of 211 miles will be easy to use. Hmm…. If the quote in the Adver from a personage in the local branch of the Ramblers’ Association is correct

“I haven’t noticed a dramatic change over the years – perhaps the overgrown footpaths that exist do not lead anywhere in particular.”

then perhaps I won’t bother to seek out those extra eight miles.