£2m cycle upgrade plans approved for New Forest

The New Forest National Park Authority has voted through plans on how to spend a central government grant

The New Forest National Park Authority voted through plans to improve cycling on Thursday, with a £2m grant from the central government.

The Authority will now have to put its plans in front of the Department of Transport for approval, with the intention of spending over half of the funds on improving roads through the centre of the New Forest.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).