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Hertfordshire cycle route completed

Cyclists in North Mymms can now pedal one of the longest cycle routes in south east England following the completion of the Great North Cycle Way (GNCW).

The route, which runs from Hadley Wood to Stevenage passes through South Mimms, Water End, Welham Green, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage.

Route 12 also splits with one leg taking cyclists to Luton. In total it offers almost 50 miles of traffic free cycling and has become the longest cycle path in Hertfordshire.

The route was designed for both leisure and practical use and links up with other cycle routes in the area including the Alban Way.

In August, the section which goes through North Mymms was completed. Now the whole route is open to cyclists from north to south.

Route 12 is well sign-posted and cyclists can travel it without a map.

Three cycling discovery maps are being produced by the East of England Tourist Board and these will show details of the route, places of interest and offer a number of circular options for day trips.

The first ‘Literary Landscapes’ covers the Welwyn Garden City to Stevenage section and is available now. The second leaflet covering the North Mymms section is expected to be published early next year.

Copies of the leaflets will be available from tourist information centres or can be obtained from HCC by calling 01992 556049.

According to the local authority, each provides cyclists with information about car parking, cycle parking, the nearest railway stations, the terrain and where cycle repairers are available.

They also give details of interesting places to visit, public houses, toilets, picnic sites and details of the relevant OS map and local tourist centres.

December 3, 2001


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