Campaign for Kimpton to Harpenden cycle path

KIMPTON residents are continuing their hard work to provide a safe cycle route into nearby Harpenden.

In a bid to raise awareness of the project, a group of trekkers joined forces to walk the route last Sunday, starting with breakfast at The Boot pub and finishing at the Amble Inn, in Harpenden, for lunch.

The aim of the project is to provide a safe and sustainable cycling route into Harpenden, to encourage children to be more active and lower carbon emissions.

It has been coordinated by those living in the village and has the backing of local schools, organisations, businesses, MPs and the national cycling charity Sustrans.

The project suffered a recent setback, when their application to upgrade the path was refused by the Oxford University Chest but the group are determined not to give up.

Chair of the steering group, Amanda Gummer, said: “The Kimpton Cycle Path Project is a push for the kind of sustainable transport routes both children and adults need to encourage a more active, fun and environmentally friendly lifestyle. It would be great for local children to be able to cycle to school, especially with the proposed cuts to school transport and the costs parents will have to pay to get their children to school.”

Anyone interested in helping with the project can contact Amanda on 01438 831199 or email