Another cycling event would keep area on the map

Professional and amateur cyclists race through Colne for the annual Colne Grand Prix.
Professional and amateur cyclists race through Colne for the annual Colne Grand Prix.

I read Mr Cook’s lead article in the Colne Times. There was only one word for it: great!

As an “offcumbder” from Manchester 1973, I and my family wouldn’t live anywhere else, as it offers so much, especially of an outdoor nature, in particular for walkers and cyclists, which included me until 2002.

Now as a very slow lane rider (stroke 2002), I would like to think another major cycling event will keep this area on the map for all the right reasons. Here I must tread carefully: costs for both areas, sponsorship aside, have been mentioned and no doubt be opposed by some. If that happens (hopefully it won’t) then I’m sure local cyclists and others will put their hands in their pockets to help out, myself included.

Bernard J. Gilbert

Trawden