SUSTRANS Millennium milestone – Chesterfield, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 14.823 W 001° 25.183
30U E 605443 N 5900918
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: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/27/2014 11:37:27 AM
Waymark Code: WMKKME
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Sieni
Views: 1

Long Description:
A SUSTRANS network milestone marker on national route 67. At this point it is sharing the towpath of the Chesterfield canal. National Route 67 of the National Cycle Network runs from Long Whatton near Loughborough to join National Route 71 near Northallerton in Yorkshire. The stretch between Chesterfield and Leeds forms the main route of the Transpennine Trail (central).

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.
Condition: Immaculate

Material: Metal

Inscription:
TRANS PENNINE TRAIL 3/4M CHESTERFIELD    STAVELEY 4M A MILLENNIUM PROJECT THE MILLENNIUM COMMISSION Supported by funds from the National Lottery National Cycle Network 67 The Royal Bank of Scotland This is one of 1000 mileposts funded by The Royal Bank of Scotland to mark the creation of the National Cycle Network


Name of road: The Chesterfield Canal

Date placed: Not listed

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