North East Lincolnshire Council, working in partnership with ENGIE, has launched the 2016 North East Lincolnshire Cycle Map.
For the first time, the Council launched a competition inviting the public to submit their photographs, with the winning entry appearing on the front cover of the guide.
The winning entry has now been unveiled. The submission, by Adie Duyvenvoorde, depicts a cyclist taking a quick water break on Cleethorpes sea front, with the Ferris Wheel replacing the cyclists front tyre.
Adie combined his love of photography and his passion for cycling to come up with the winning entry, taken last summer.
Councillor David Watson, portfolio holder for environment, tourism and the visitor economy, said:
We had lots of entries, and it was a tough decision.
In the end, we liked the clever use of the Ferris Wheel, and the composition fitted the brief perfectly.
This map is a must for local cyclists, and any keen cyclists visiting the area. The information it offers is very important for keeping cyclists safe and it offers some great pointers on how to reach some beautiful, scenic routes.
Mr Duyvenvoorde said:
The photo took a few goes to get right, and I was running out of time before the tide came in.
This was my last attempt, so I was lucky to get the photo right before the camera got washed away!
The North East Lincolnshire Cycle Map is a handy guide, containing lots of helpful advice for cyclists in the local area.
Included in the guide are:
- New cycle routes;
- Local cycling club details;
- Handy tips and information on maintaining your bicycle;
- General tips for people cycling in the area;
- Information on how to choose the right bike for you;
- Tips on how to stay safe and be seen when you’re out and about.
Copies of the new cycle map are now available at the Grimsby Cycle Hub, local cycle shops and libraries and the Cleethorpes Tourist Information Centre. Alternatively you can download a copy from the Council website www.nelincs.gov.uk.