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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Cessnock welcomes cyclists to region

The Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) can expect to see an influx of lycra in the very near future.

That’s largely due to council’s economic development, in partnership with the local cycling community, in launching the innovative brochure, Cycle Hunter Valley, this month.

The new offering has everything a cyclist visiting the Cessnock LGA needs, as it highlights suggested routes with information on starting points, length of ride, grading and surface type.

Cessnock City mayor Bob Pynsent was quick to congratulate everyone involved on the collaborative approach in developing the map and brochure contents.

“To compliment this fantastic resource, Bike Service Points have been created for cyclists who may need assistance during their ride,” he said.

“Additional features include toilet locations, parking options and scenic lookouts points where the rider can take a snap, too.

“This document is just one example of our staff and community identifying opportunities during COVID-19.

“Cycling is a safe activity, where all participants can social distance but still get out and about enjoying our beautiful region.

“There’s a growing interest in this activity for visitors and now we can make their trip that much more enjoyable with this helpful resource.”

The maps will be available at the Hunter Valley Visitor Information Centre and bicycle shops throughout the Hunter Valley.

It’s expected to appear online soon, too.