Olympic gold medalist Georgie Twigg opens new Lincoln cycle route

Georgie Twigg MBE has officially opened a new off-road cycle route which connects Lincoln with Doddington.

The route, which has been named the Georgie Twigg Track in recognition of the local Olympian’s sporting achievements, was officially opened on July 2.

The new track provides a link between the village and the Sustrans Route 64 which carries on to Lincoln and has been arranged by Giant Lincoln, part of the Doddington Hall estate.

It is a mile long and comprises of a purpose-built tarmac track which goes across land privately owned by the Doddington Estate. Access is free and available to all cyclists.

Investment into the new track has come from Doddington Hall and grants. It was built with help from a grant given by the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) 2014 – 2020 through the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

James Birch, who runs the Doddington Estate with his wife Claire, said: “Cycling is a growing trend as both a pastime, means of transport and a sport. There are two million people who cycle at least three times a week, seven million who cycle at least once a month and 17 million who cycle once a year.”