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Ryedale Folk Museum receives grant to promote heritage cycle route
1:46pm Wednesday 14th August 2013 in News
A NEW heritage cycle route has become the 100th project to receive a grant from the North York Moors LEADER Small Scale Enhancements Scheme.
The scheme has awarded £2,400 to Ryedale Folk Museum to help produce a cycling leaflet, a free downloadable map and a podcast highlighting and promoting sustainable cycling routes in and around the Hutton-le-Hole area, connecting people with local history.
Cyclists will be able to enjoy the local scenery while stopping and learning about the important heritage sites by looking at the map or listening to the podcast. The heritage represented covers everything from folk tales and waymarkers to churches and railways.
Emma McKenzie from Ryedale Folk Museum said: “This is a new area of work for us as a museum, and we have been blown away by the support the project has brought from local groups operating in the area.
“This cross over between heritage, cycling and our environment has educated us all in the different areas and made us appreciate where we live so much more.
The £3,500 project is being funded by the North York Moors Small Scale Enhancements Scheme, which is jointly funded by the North York Moors, Coast and Hills LEADER Programme and the North York Moors National Park Authority, along with Ryedale Folk Museum.
The project has also received in kind support from the Raising Cycling in Ryedale Group, Rosedale History Group, Kirkbymoorside History Group and Gillamoor Primary School.
A launch event is to be held on Saturday, August 24, where cyclists of all abilities and ages are invited to grab their bike and enjoy a free day out.
The event will consist of a small cycle route, with the option of a longer one, starting at the museum in Hutton-le-Hole, giving participants a taster, they then stop off for a lunch at Fadmoor, and return to the museum on completion for their free entry.
Booking is essential. For more information phone Emma McKenzie on 01751 417367 or email email@example.com
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