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Pedestrian/cycle crossing and bus stop improvement work on B4114 at Enderby St.Johns

traffic conesCounty Council contractors, Leicestershire Highways, are set to carry out improvements to the B4114 in the vicinity of the new Miller Home and Jelson Home developments.

The work is planned to begin in early October.

The improvement work will create

  • dedicated pedestrian/cycle link to the existing shared use facility
    uncontrolled crossing facility
  • localised bus stop improvements
  • wider central reservation to safely accommodate pedestrian & cycle users

The work is planned to begin week commencing the 5th October 2015, for five weeks, subject to weather etc.

St Johns roadworks

The majority of the works will be undertaken using temporary lane closures only operational between the hours of 9.30am to 3.30pm.

These off peak hours should ensure works will have minimal impact on traffic flow and congestion and keep disruption to a minimum.

Bikes stolen in Capers Close break-in. Police appeal for witnesses

image001Police are appealing for any witnesses to a break-in to a garden shed in which three bicycles were stolen.

It happened between 5pm on Sunday January 18 and 10am on Monday January 19 in Capers Close, Enderby.

A grey Boardman team men’s mountain bike, a black and white Ridley Expo 10 men’s mountain bike and a grey Carera Gryphon men’s standard bicycle were taken.

A larger photo is available here

PC 4338 Sadie Harlock, who is investigating, said:

“We would like to speak to anyone who has any information about the whereabouts of these bicycles or to anyone who is offered any of them for sale in suspicious circumstances.
“We would also like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the burglary or saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time.”

Anyone with information in relation to any appeals featured on this site is asked to contact the relevant officer on 101, follow the instructions to leave a message for the officer and when prompted key in the officer’s identification number.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, which is free and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.

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Book your place on a free cycling course

136-Adult-cycling-courseFree adult cycling courses in Leicestershire

Leicestrshire County Council say that, regardless of your cycling ability, if you are aged 16+ you can sign up to one of their courses taking place across Leicestershire.

In England over two million adults cycle at least once a week – isn’t it time you joined the growing number?

The LCC are encouraging people to make more journeys by bike, it’s a great way to stay in shape, save money and contribute to the environment.

Their friendly course instructors will teach you road safety and help increase your confidence on two-wheels.

Each course last two hours a week for five weeks and is open to any skill level, they even provide equipment if needed.

For full details and a list of course locations please visit www.leics.gov.uk/cyclecourses

Already made your mind up?  Book your free place now at the above web address, quick and hassle free.

You can also call them on 0116 305 3179 or email choosehowyoumove@leics.gov.uk for more information.

International cycling tour will pedal its way through Enderby…

the womens tourThe Women’s Tour for professional cyclists will surge through parts of the Leicestershire countryside during its second stage in May, it has been confirmed.

The stage will see the line-up of world-class sportswomen start from Hinckley at 11am on Thursday 8th May.

The elite field will then cover 118.5km passing through Enderby, Cosby, Broughton Astley and Lutterworth before travelling into Northamptonshire on its way to the stage finish in Bedford.

Eleven of the world’s top 14 teams are now confirmed for the event, including reigning World and Olympic champion Marianne Vos.

The field will also include Leicestershire’s Lucy Garner, the double junior World road-race champion who will lead a young GB national team through her home county.

Lucy said:

“It means a lot to me that the Women’s Tour is coming through Leicestershire. I have lived and ridden on these roads my whole life and it’s exciting to know the world’s best riders will get to race and experience them.”

Peter Osborne, the county council’s Cabinet member for transport, said:

“Now we know where the Women’s Tour is going, I’m sure people will start to plot where they can get a glimpse of the race.

“It is great news that such a prestigious event is going through the county and I hope people turn out in their thousands to support The Women’s Tour.”

Oundle in Northamptonshire will host the start of the tour which takes place over five stages between Wednesday, 7 and Sunday, 11 of May. Further details of the race and the locations for the remaining stages will be announced over the coming months.

More on the Women’s Tour can be found at www.womenstour.co.uk or on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/thewomenstour

Marathon cycle ride (sort of) for LOROS

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lot of peddle power going on …and all in a good cause.

LOROS supporter Linda Scott was joined by her niece on Wednesday 29th May …the first day of a three-day fundraising effort in the foyer of Enderby Leisure Centre. Linda is a personal trainer at the Leisure Centre.

Visitors were invited to give generously to the charity by purchasing cakes from the cake stall or supporting the ‘cycle ride’ which, at the time of our picture, had exceeded 100 kilometers. The total for that first day eventually proved to be a staggering 180 kilometres!

Linda’s ‘static ride’ on a cycle machine represents the 333 mile distance between Paris and London and is due to take three days to complete.

Linda’s brother is due to take the Sunflower Challenge in July, taking four days to complete the ride.

The Sunflower Challenge requires those participating to be able to raise £1,400 and Linda’s effort is designed to help her brother get to that figure.

Linda told Enderby EYE website:

“I’m aiming to raise around £500 or £600 over the three days. I’m well on target and I’ve actually been raising money since February.”

Linda went on to say that she needs to do 178 kilometres (about 111 miles) on the cycle machine each day. In fact, on her first day she achieved 185 kilometres, keeping her just ahead of her target.

Meeting this target means cycling for around seven and a half hours each of the three days, breaking off only for bathroom breaks and change of clothing.

To replenish the ‘spent energy’, she is also trying to eat whilst riding. Linda says she burned off 6,500 calories on the first day!

Also on the first day, Linda’s niece Elisse was on hand to help sell a large number of cup cakes baked by a friend. Sale of the cakes should help to raise an additional £100.

» LOROS

» Read about The Sunflower Challenge