Call to help save planet, West Dorset
WEST Dorset residents are being encouraged to get on their bikes this summer – to get fit and help save the planet.
WEST Dorset residents are being encouraged to get on their bikes this summer - to get fit and help save the planet.
The District Council has created free cycling guides, available at tourist information centres.
One guide covers the National Cycle Network's (NCN) Route 2, through 30 miles of countryside between Lyme Regis and Dorchester.
Another follows the NCN Route 26 from Dorchester to Sherborne.
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The routes take you through the heart of rural West Dorset and include some of the area's prettiest villages, bustling market towns, river valleys and spectacular Jurassic Coast.
A series of five, shorter circular routes called 'The West Dorset Pedal' are also available.
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Robert Gould, leader of WDDC, said: "Cycling is great for the environment and it is great exercise too. Riding a bike burns calories, not fuel, so there are no carbon emissions and plenty of health benefits."
For more information about cycling in West Dorset contact your local tourist information centre or look online at www.westdorset.com/site/cycling