Yes, being able to cycle safely within the community or local area is a big deal when it comes to choosing where to live. The good news is that often these days, with new home developments, such matters are considered for greener, cleaner living. So, here are some links to the developments in the country where cycle paths have either been installed or are nearby, for safer cycling for all the family. Find out more…
Government pledge to boost cycling
It was summertime last year when the government announced ambitious plans to boost both cycling and walking across the country. The plans include the delivery of thousands of miles of protected bike lanes with other ideas such as cycle training for everyone. With a huge increase in the number of people who took up cycling during the pandemic, these proposals hope to build on the momentum gained.
The Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, “From helping people get fit and healthy and lowering their risk of illness, to improving air quality and cutting congestion, cycling and walking have a huge role to play in tackling some of the biggest health and environmental challenges that we face.”
The time is definitely right, and many families and individuals would welcome improved cycling infrastructure and the delivery of safe cycling routes. In some areas of the country, as new homes are built, there is already consideration for safe cycling routes. We take a look at some o
Cox’s Green from Redcliffe Homes in Wrington, Somerset
Set in a beautiful countryside location in North Somerset, the Cox’s Green development from Redcliffe Homes sits on the periphery of Wrington, a sought-after place to live. The collection of two, three, and four-bedroom homes are ideal for those who want the quiet life with the delights that village living has to offer. And of course, with the magnificent Somerset countryside on your doorstep, and the bustling city of Bristol nearby, it’s easy to explore new places.
When it comes to cycling, Wrington is a village which features on the proposed extension route of the Strawberry Line. The Strawberry Line is a traffic-free route which stretches from Shepton Mallett in the hills of The Mendips out to Clevedon on the West Coast. It is a very ambitious project, which would see a continuous 30-mile path for cyclists and walkers. There are elements of the cycleway already complete, for example from Yatton to Cheddar, but is hoped that further extension will link up more connecting routes to maximise accessibility to the Strawberry Line for nearby village communities and local towns, including Wrington.
This is the Sherston home on the Cox’s Green development, a 3-bedroom detached property which features an open-plan kitchen/dining area as well as a separate living room. The master bedroom comes with an en-suite and fitted wardrobes too.
Find out more about the Cox’s Green development here.
Sandlands Park in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire from Harron Homes
Head North out of Nottingham city centre and you will come to Hucknall, where Harron Homes offer a luxurious collection of 4 and 5-bedroom homes on the Sandlands Park development.
These exceptional homes have been carefully designed to suit modern living without compromising on luxury details. Finished to the highest specification, the homes embrace light-filled living areas, they offer modern kitchens, and stylish bathrooms too.
When it comes to cycle routes, Nottingham is currently one of the best areas of the country for safe cycling. And Nottingham City Council have been reviewing major cycle improvement along key roads North of the city, including Mansfield Road and Hucknall Road, which lead to the city boundary. This is still work in progress, but the plans are underway as people are keen to commute and enjoy cycling in the area safely. Around Hucknall itself, there are plenty of options for cycling be that along the River Leen towards Bulwell, there is also part of the National Cycling Route to enjoy towards nearby Bestwood Country Park.
To get a feel for the properties on the Sandlands Park development, this is the Baybridge. It’s a 4-bedroom detached house with an integral garage, a luxury high-spec kitchen and a master bedroom with an en-suite. You’ll certainly appreciate how much light fills the rooms of this property, and the glamourous master bedroom makes a wonderful luxury retreat at the end of a long day. Homes on the development come complete with the NHBC warranty. But, for more information and to see more about the homes on the Sandlands development, visit here.
Park Edge in Doncaster from Barratt Homes
Travelling out less than a mile north of Doncaster, you’ll find the sought-after location of Wheatley Hall Road where the Park Edge development from Barratt Homes can be found. The area is liked by first-time buyers and growing families due to its close proximity to Ofsted ‘outstanding’ schools nearby including Hungerhill School. It is also close to local transport links, plenty of shops, and other things to do for all the family.
And that includes cycling. The Park Edge development is located on Wheatley Hall Road where cyclists can benefit from a stretch of road which is traffic-free, connecting the retail park with the local playing fields. Doncaster has plans in place to become a cycling town where people can easily, safely, and enjoyable get around by bike. Whether it’s for work, to get to school, or for pleasure. As well as safe cycling routes, the city is rolling out cycle training through Bikeability to all schools in the region, to encourage more children to get into cycling.
This 3-bedroom detached house on the Park edge development is the Moresby home. Price-wise it starts from £215,000 and comes available with the Help to Buy scheme. The Moresby is a three-bedroom family home which has been designed with light and plenty of space in mind. It ticks all the boxes for modern living with an open-plan kitchen and dining area opening onto the garden, alongside the main bedroom having an en-suite shower room. See more about the Park Edge development here.
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