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Alban Way Mural

Alban Way Mural

Source - news release from St Albans Council

Come to a fun, family event on Saturday 8 March and contribute ideas on what to include in a new street art community mural for the Alban Way. You can take part in creative activities, get your bike safety checked and learn about the old railway that once ran along the Alban Way.

Provided by St Albans City and District Council and Sustrans, the event will take place from 12 noon to 3pm at the Alban Way entrance on Orient Close.

Young people from the Cunningham Hub Youth Café will be present to gather ideas for a mural they are creating to decorate the tunnel under London Road. Accompanied by a professional artist, they will be asking passers-by how they use the Alban Way as inspiration for the mural.

During the afternoon, there will also be an eight mile, off-road bike ride for families along the Alban Way to the outskirts of Hatfield. Before setting off, cyclists will be able to test their pedal power by making a healthy drink on a specially adapted ‘Smoothie bike’. Dr Bike will also be on hand to carry out bicycle safety checks and simple maintenance.

Siobhan McSwiggan, Sustrans Community Champions Officer said: “We hope that lots of people will come and support the project and see how cycling on the Alban Way can be a great way to get out and about by bike. We would love for the whole community to be involved in the look and feel of the new mural. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the cycle way’s fascinating history too.”

The event is being organised in partnership with St Albans Arts, Sport & Health, the development arm of Leisure Connection and other partners in St Albans District.

For more information about the project or if you are a young person who would like to get involved, email [email protected]

Notes:
The Alban Way is a trail of approximately 6.5 miles for cyclists and walkers along the former railway line between St Albans and Hatfield. It is an important link in the local sustainable transport network and forms part of Route 61 of the National Cycle Network. More information about the Albans Way is available at: http://www.stalbans.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/parks-and-green-space/railway-trails/albanway.aspx

Sustrans is a UK charity that develops and delivers practical, cost-effective initiatives that enable many more people to travel by foot, bike or public transport. More information about Sustrans is available at: http://www.sustrans.org.uk/

Melissa Caneppele
SAASH Arts
Tel: 01727 819 203
St Albans Arts Sport & Health, Leisure Connection
 
by Lis Coulthard, allaboutstalbans.com - 03/03/2014 00:00

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