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Sustrans Connect2 has won The People?s £50 million Big Lottery contest, after the biggest ever-public vote it was announced at lunchtime today.

?It?s fantastic, and a massive relief,? John Grimshaw, founder and CEO of Sustrans, told Cycling Weekly as his HQ staff in Bristol celebrated. It was the successful climax to months of canvassing explaining Connect2?s vision to the nation ? which is to build cycling and/or walking paths across the roads, river and railways, which currently divide 79 communities across the UK.

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Keith Bingham joined the Cycling Weekly team in the summer of 1971, and retired in 2011. During his time, he covered numerous Tours de France, Milk Races and everything in-between. He was well known for his long-running 'Bikewatch' column, and played a pivotal role in fighting for the future of once at-threat cycling venues such as Hog Hill and Herne Hill Velodrome.