Link to A1237 incorporates bridleway friendly gates.
The long awaited off road cycle track link from Rufforth to the northern by pass has opened. The route finishes opposite the entrance to Main Street Knapton.
The path offers a relatively quiet link for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders.
The route was not entirely uncontroversial with some fearing that it might be misused by motorcyclists.
There was also a concern that cyclists would find it hazardous to cross the busy A1237 although this would have been an issue at other possible locations.
NB. One parent, on reaching the cycle path this afternoon, explained to his young son that the dip in the middle of the gate was to allow access for large animals. His son replied, “Large animals? Like horses, elephants and dinosaurs?” An unexpected new hazard for residents of Knapton perhaps!