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Thu 13th July 2017
New cycle track from Doddington Hall to Lincoln



Doddington's new cycling route gives cyclists an uninterrupted and safe off-road route between Doddington and Lincoln.
 
The route was officially opened on Sunday 2 July at 12.30pm by Olympic Gold medallist Georgie Twigg MBE, and is named the Georgie Twigg Track in recognition of her sporting achievements and many years as a village resident.
 
The new track provides a much-needed link between the village and the Sustrans Route 64 which carries on to Lincoln. It is a mile long and comprises of a purpose-built tarmac track which goes across land privately owned by the Doddington Estate. Access is free and available to all cyclists as well customers of Giant Lincoln. It will also give Doddington Hall’s staff access to an off-road route if they wish cycle to work. Watch video of the track linking Doddington to the Sustains Route 64.
 
James Birch, who runs the Doddington Estate with his wife Claire, is a keen cyclist himself: “Cycling is a growing trend as both a pastime, means of transport and a sport. There are two million people who cycle at least three times a week, seven million who cycle at least once a month and 17 million who cycle once a year”.
 
“We have wanted to provide this track since we opened Giant Lincoln as it’s a fantastic way to link our visitor experience with the city of Lincoln, allowing people to freely move between the two in such an active and eco-friendly way. We hope that visitors to the city will like the idea of hiring a bike and cycling out to Doddington whilst enjoying the countryside en-route or perhaps considering Lincoln as a great base for a cycling holiday.
 
Details of the route can be found at Giant Store Lincoln at Doddington Hall. Giant Lincoln is open seven days a week (Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm). Giant Lincoln 01522 812 518.