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Sustrans Volunteer Rangers

The Stirlingshire Rangers Group meets regularly in Dunblane.  For more information please contact Derek Mullin at Sustrans 0131-539-8122 derek.mullins@sustrans.org.uk

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Comment by Cycle Stirling on June 20, 2011 at 10:45

The Stirlingshire Sustrans Rangers Group (SSRG) is one of many volunteer groups that exist to plan and maintain the National Cycle Network (NCN). The NCN was created by Sustrans, a charity supported by subscription and government grants. Sustrans was founded by John Grimshaw, whose aim was to produce safe cycling routes throughout the UK in town and country. The first route, inaugurated in 1992, was the Coast to Coast or C2C from Whitehaven to Sunderland. After 18 years, the NCN has grown into a nationwide system of quiet roads and off-road bike paths totalling 15000 miles. Surfacing, earth-moving and construction of major structures such as bridges are performed by Sustrans contractors and local authorities. However, Rangers are responsible for minor repairs, clearing foliage, mapping, and, most frequently, sign erecting and replacement. In addition, Rangers attend planning meetings, organize rides and cycle events, and liaise with National Offices about tending and improving the Network. The SSRG has a dozen or so volunteers and meets in Dunblane about every six weeks. The Group organizes regular bike rides, both on and off the NCN, and is actively involved in planning and maintaining routes in collaboration with Sustrans and local authority staff and professionals and volunteers attached to other cycling and walking organizations.

The SSRG welcomes new members. If you are interested in making contact, please contact Derek Mullins, Outreach Officer, Sustrans, Glenorchy House, 20 Union Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3LR, telephone 0131 539 8122, email derek.mullins@sustrans.org.uk

For more general information about Sustrans, the NCN and becoming a volunteer go to

http://www.sustrans.org.uk or http://www.sustrans.org.uk/about-sustrans/volunteer-for-us
 

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