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Festivalgoers urged to cycle to festivals

Festivalgoers are being encouraged to cycle to their favourite UK festivals like Glastonbury using a national network of cycle paths.

Sustainable transport charity Sustrans has built the National Cycle Network (NCN), which provides more than 14,000 miles of traffic-free cycling paths, quiet lanes and on-road routes across the country.

The network is free to use and passes within a mile of more than half of UK homes.

Glastonbury Festival is a few miles south of Route 3 of the National Cycle Network, which runs between Glastonbury and Wells.

Cycling to a festival is a perfect way to get you in the mood for partying and letting your hair down. It will help you build your stamina if you're planning to do some serious dancing, save a few pennies on transport and reduce your carbon footprint

– Jenny Spencer-Nairn, Sustrans' events coordinator

New South West cycle route complete

The final link in an Anglo-French cycle route opens on Wednesday. Drake's Trail stretches from Ilfracombe to the south of Brittany.

260 mile cycle route now complete Credit: ITV Westcountry

An old railway tunnel near Tavistock has now been made safe. New sections of Drake’s Trail include iconic features such as Gem Bridge, replacing an older viaduct, and Grenofen Tunnel. The 260 mile route is now complete.

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Wounded servicemen set to race across America

Eight wounded servicemen will tackle one of the world's toughest bike rides: The race across america. It runs more than three thousand miles from California west coast to Maryland on the east coast. It starts in June and the team will do it in eight days in a non-stop relay.

The team will raise money for help the heroes. Ken Goodwin was at the launch in Wiltshire today.