Tag Archives: Cycle track

Lost Wedding Ring, A14 local progress

Dear All,

Reward – Lost wedding Ring

On Monday 5th / Tuesday 6th November a wedding ring was lost in Dry Drayton or Bar Hill, or somewhere in-between. It’s a plain, gold, man’s wedding ring and there’s a reward for its return. Please call Matt on 01954 781174 if you find it.

A14 progress on the local connection to the Girton Interchange.

We reported in the last e-mail that, by the end of the year, traffic could be using the new local road from Oakington Road Dry Drayton to the Girton Interchange. Edward Fleming draws our attention to the latest “Drones Over Girton” video on Youtube showing the advanced state of the new local road. Alongside the road is the wide path that will become the new Non Motorised Users (NMU) route. What a shame that to reach this new safe cycling route on a bicycle you have to navigate the busy Oakington Road, scene of at least one cyclist fatality. The latest “Drones over Girton” video is here: Drones over Girton – Building the new A14 – October 2018

Drones over Girton – Building the new A14 – October 2018

This is the October 2018 update for Drones over the A14 project, focusing on the new junction at Girton that is …

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Village News Updates, Digging to Diggers etc

1. Pop-up Cafe Wednesday 24 Oct

Pop-Up Cafe with family activities, Autumn Half Term, Dry Drayton Church, Wednesday 24th October 2018 10.30am to 12 pm Facebook Group (Dry Drayton Church) (please note this is the correct date for the event, elsewhere it has been incorrectly shown as Thurs 24 Oct)

2. Help us grow good food – from Ony Collison

We require someone to work an allotment in Dry Drayton, two hours a week, throughout the year to provide fresh food for Ony’s Wine Bar in Mill Road, Cambridge. Payment £16 per two-hour session. Contact: Ony Collison, 17 High Street, Dry Drayton, 01954 789173, ony@dcol.co.uk, http://www.onys.co.uk

3. Dry Drayton Village Newsletter

The deadline for the November Dry Drayton Newsletter is next weekend – Saturday 20th October. Contributions please to drydraytonnews@gmail.com.

4. CamBedRailRoad

You may be aware of various proposals for future transport links in the Cambridge – Oxford corridor. We have been contacted by one campaigning group, CamBedRailRoad, whose proposals will include a rail route passing very close to our parish, somewhere between Dry Drayton and Madingley, with new rail stations at Northstowe and Cambourne. They are asking supporters to sign an online petition. You can see their proposals at: CamBed RailRoad – promoting the best route for the east west railway

5. A14, update on the works closest to Dry Drayton

The latest newsletter from the A14 improvement team, updating parishes, says:
“Work on the new local access road that will run from Oakington Road to Huntingdon Road and Girton to Dry Drayton is progressing well. It is anticipated that traffic will be using these roads by the end of the year. Construction of the new access road into Cambridge Crematorium is now underway.”

6. Proposed cycle path from Dry Drayton to the new A14 Dry Drayton to Girton local road

Updates continue to be posted on the Facebook group “The Dry Drayton to Cambridge Cycle Path”

7. Concerned about the future of local bus transport?

You may be interested in the newly formed Cambridge Area Bus Users group, whose strap-line is “Working for bus passengers in and around Cambridge”. Their web site is: https://cbgbususers.wordpress.com/

8. Reminder: Yummies for Mummies – first meeting Fri 19 October

From the organizer, Natalie Williamson. First meet-up is this Friday, 19th Oct 11:30am The Black Horse Dry Drayton. A friendly monthly brunch for parents, grandparents, carers and the kids! Treat yourself to a delicious brunch and make some new friends too. It will be held every 3rd Friday of the month at 11:30am. Please join the Facebook group “Yummies for Mummies” for booking information, menu choices and prices. Alternatively contact Natalie Williamson who will be pleased to answer any questions  nataliewiniecki@aol.com . Booking and Prepayment is essential as places are limited. Natalie is responsible for organising the group and not the pub.

Cycling into Cambridge

The BHDDMadCycle campaign’s website has been updated to show the considerable progress being made towards a safer cycling route into Cambridge through Madingley.

This is not just a matter of convenience, but has a real life saving potential.

As a regular user of the Dry Drayton to Madingley road, and the road from Madingley to Madingley Hill, I am continually amazed by the inconsiderate and dangerous driving of those who feel it is safe to round blind bends, ignore dips with blind spots and overtake cyclists on this narrow country lane at speeds in excess of 50mph. Two of these crazies, travelling in different directions can meet on a blind bend at a closing speed of over 100mph, and clearly don’t give a fig for any poor cyclist who happens to be there. I’ve seen wobbling cyclists overtaken by cars at 50 mph with all of six inches clearance. It is a daily miracle that there are not more injuries on these roads.

The sooner that a new route for cyclists can be found the better. Drivers can then just get on with injuring each other. A new cycle track and a 40mph speed limit might be an even better solution.

We wish the BHDDMadCycle group every success. When the new track is completed, perhaps the group could look at another route to link Dry Drayton to Oakington, from where there are safe cycle tracks to Histon, Girton and Cambridge and to the cycle track beside the guided busway providing connections East and West.