SUSTRANS Millennium Milestone – Stockport, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 24.550 W 002° 10.262
30U E 555104 N 5918109
Quick Description: This is one of 1000 cycle path mileposts sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland to celebrate both the millennium and the SUSTRANS national cycle network.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/25/2015 12:30:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMNRFN
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 1

Long Description:
This milestone is on national route 62, the Transpennine Trail which connects Southport on the west coast of England with Hornsea on the east coast. At this point the trail is on the banks of the River Mersey.

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 gain 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

Date placed: 1/1/2001

Material: Metal

Inscription:
TRANS PENNINE TRAIL 19M LYMM    STOCKPORT A MILLENNIUM PROJECT THE MILLENNIUM COMMISSION Supported by funds from the National Lottery National Cycle Network 62 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: Trans Pennine Trail on banks of River Mersey

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