Leading secondary school, Ryedale School in Nawton, is working with the Ryedale Cycle Forum to promote support for their Crowdfunding project to create a safe path for cyclists and pedestrians on the A170. Approximately 800m long, leading west from Kirkbymoorside CP School and up to the first Kirkdale junction, this exciting project would be the first section in creating a safe cycling and walking route from both Kirkbymoorside and Helmsley towns to Ryedale School.


Domenica Wilkinson, Headteacher at Ryedale School, is supportive of the project, spearheaded by Helen Gundry, on behalf of the Ryedale Cycle Forum. The Head is keen that the community backs the project for everyone’s benefit: “We want to encourage our students to walk or cycle to school as much as possible and the volume of traffic on the A170 does not equate to a safe route to school. A path for cyclists and pedestrians would not only make a difference to our students, but the local communities of Helmsley and Kirkbymoorside too. If we can combine our voices to build awareness of this opportunity and raise the funds, then we can all benefit.”

Helen Gundry adds: “Crowdfunder is a limited-time platform, and we have 6 weeks left. Crowdfunder allows other people to join in with their own fundraising events, to add to the total. It also allows rewards on the site from local retailers to encourage bigger donations from the public. We would really welcome these two additional forms of help to reach our target.”


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