Tag: Coventry Canal

The Sanctuary in Bedworth's Miners' Welfare Park - a 22 metre high wooden temple-like structure which will be burnt in a ceremony marking the shared losses from the global pandemic.

Lack of Cycle Routes Bites Bedworth

On Saturday 28 May, Bedworth Miners’ Welfare Park plays host to a ceremonial burning as an act of memorial and reflection on the losses caused by the global pandemic. The Sanctuary is a large temple-like wooden structure, intricately carved, and inscribed with handwritten messages of remembrance, and has attracted widespread attention. The event is expected to draw large crowds and as a result, the local Borough Council has warned about road closures and congestion.

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Coventry Canal

(Video) Newly Surfaced Canal Towpath

The Canal and River Trust has surfaced the towpath alongside the Coventry Canal over a roughly four mile section between Hawkesbury Junction and Bridge 4 with Stoney Stanton Road, where the route continues to the edge of the city centre on existing tarmac. Before, the towpath featured an uneven compacted gravel track of varying widths, prone to significant puddling in

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Pop-up Cycle Lane

Coventry’s Pop-up Cycle Lane

As a result of the pandemic and the need to increase the accessability, attractiveness, and take-up of cycling, the government announced last year that money would be released under an Emergency Active Travel Fund to enable the rapid creation of pop-up cycle infrastructure – quick and dirty, but safe routes for cycling. One of these projects is a short route

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Park to Park Bike Ride (7.1km/4.4mi)

This 4.4 mile (one way) route features predominantly roads and a canal gravel path. Route: Start at Riversley Park, Nuneaton. Cycle through the park, towards the railway line. Walk through the tunnel, leaving Riversley Park. Pass Pingles Sports Centre and Stadium on your right.  Take the road leaving the car park. Head straight on at the traffic lights, crossing Avenue

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