A new cycleway between Aylesbury Station and Waddesdon Manor was officially opened on Thursday 13th September 2018.
Created by a £1 million investment, the walking and cycling minister, Jesse Norman, cut a ribbon to open the cycleway to the public.
The new traffic free route, will connect Aylesbury Station to the National Trust’s Waddesdon Manor. Funded by the Department for Transport, the new Greenway Trail will allow cyclists and walkers to travel across beautiful countryside in a safe and vehicle-free environment.
Buckinghamshire County Council was given £1m to create the trail with the money being provided through the Department for Transport’s ‘Cycling and walking investment strategy’. The new cycle route will add to the hundreds of miles of cycle paths across England already paid for through the strategy.
Cycling and walking minister Jesse Norman said: ‘This kind of initiative is exactly why we launched our £1.2 billion cycling and walking investment strategy last year – a safe and easy way to get people on their bikes.
And why wouldn’t they – this stunning route intersects the rich Buckinghamshire countryside and lands at the historical Waddesdon Manor.‘
The project is the first one of its kind run by the cycle rail working group as part of the station ‘community links pilot project’.