This is an archived press release
Wednesday 11 May 2016
Peak District National Park chief executive Sarah Fowler is tackling the Eroica Britannia cycle challenge to help more people enjoy the National Park’s trails.
Sarah took part in the vintage cycling festival last year and raised more than £8,000 to buy a powered all-terrain wheelchair bike for disabled visitors. This year she is supporting fundraising efforts to look after the 34 miles of traffic-free trails, and in particular plans to widen a section of the Tissington Trail.
Sarah said: “I’m passionate about the Peak District and want to help as many people as possible to enjoy it first hand. The trails follow the route of the Victorian railway lines and are perfect for easy access to the UK’s first National Park. They also open up a special landscape which can otherwise seem out of reach.
“We want to look after the trails to keep them open for everyone to enjoy but it costs money to maintain them. This year our trails rangers are keen to widen a section of the Tissington Trail at Alsop Station, between Buxton and Ashbourne, to allow safe use by walkers and cyclists.’’
Eroica Britannia takes place in Bakewell from 17-19 June.
You can support Sarah and the trails by heading to her Everyday Hero page.