SUSTRANS Millenium Cycle Route Milepost – Apperley Bridge, UK
Posted by: dtrebilc
N 53° 50.689 W 001° 43.046
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Quick Description: One of 1000 cycle path mileposts sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland to celebrate both the millennium and the SUSTRANS national cycle network.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/14/2013 2:32:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMGCJ8
A SUSTRANS network milestone marker on national route 66. At this point it is sharing the towpath of the Leeds – Liverpool canal. Route 66 links Manchester with Kingston-upon-Hull.
SUSTRANS is an organisation that promotes the use of cycles as a green form of transport. A national network of cycle routes is being developed in conjunction with local councils. Wherever possible the routes avoid roads, but in some places have to share the road network.
As part of the millennium celebrations 1000 mileposts have been installed at various positions throughout the whole SUSTRANS network
The posts all bear embossed discs showing a "Time Trail" symbol. These form a nationwide puzzle that can be cracked by collecting the symbols.
There are 1,000 cast-iron Millennium Mileposts, donated by The Royal Bank of Scotland, along the UK's National Cycle Network, a Millennium Commission project supported by £43.5m of National Lottery Funds. Each milepost has a Time Trail disc bearing symbols and hieroglyphics bolted into it.
By taking rubbings of these discs it is possible to gains clues to help decipher the code.
There are several layers to uncover to reach the solution and a special Ultimate Prize for those who can work it out.
For many, especially children and families, the fun will be in just getting out on the Network to find the mileposts and discs.
This type was designed by John Mills and is called 'The Fossil Tree', this post takes the form of an abstract tree with relief imagery of fossils depicting the passage of time from early primitive creatures to the ultimate demise of fossil fuel driven technology.
The milestones were presented to each local community in the bare metal state that can be seen on this one. Each community was encouraged to paint them using their own colour scheme, but this one has been left bare.
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Can you tell us who created the item: John Mills designed it.
Condition of the item: Great
So what did YOU do for the millennium?: Attended a party
To record a visit to a Millennium Waymark, please:
Take a photo of the item during your visit.
Describe your visit and what you thought about the item.
Please also mention what you personally did to mark the new Millennium. Was it a night to remember?