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Bike Stands' Official Opening
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On Wednesday 14th May Sustrans hosted a 'Biker's Breakfast' event at Haddenham & Thame Parkway Station, and cyclists arriving to catch early trains from Haddenham station were greeted with party balloons and a breakfast of croissant and orange juice, courtesy of Chiltern Railways.

A little later in the morning, Sir Roderick Floud conducted the official opening ceremony for the new double-decker cycle stands that have been installed at the station, considerably increasing the bicycle storage facilities for commuters who begin and end their rail journeys on this eco-friendly and very healthy form of personal transport.

Representatives of Haddenham's Safe Walking and Cycling Group were in attendance, along those from the national cycling organisation, Sustrans, and representatives from Bucks County Council and Chiltern Railways.

The occasion was to mark the opening a large new double-decker cycle stand, which doubles the cycle storage capacity at the station.

Haddenham Safe Walking and Cycling Group has been promoting cycling facilities at the station for more than a year within the framework of Chiltern Railways' current rebuilding of the station and surrounds. The greatly enlarged cycle storage falls within the 'access to stations' programme of Chiltern Railways and the project was much helped by the technical knowledge and promotional energy of the walking and cycling charity Sustrans.

Provision of good cycling facilities at the station takes pressure off the car park, as well as local roads. Many cyclists commute from Thame and the next project now being promoted is a dedicated cycle path from Thame.

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