SUSTRANS Millennium Milestone – Stockport, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 24.710 W 002° 09.475
30U E 555972 N 5918416
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: 1/28/2016 12:27:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMQBCQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
Views: 2

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 in the centre of the town of Stockport.

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.

There are four different designs of these mileposts and Iain McColl designed this style entitled The Cockerill. Influenced by Miro's 'The Fork' and Branusci's 'The Cock'.
Condition: Immaculate

Material: Metal

Inscription:
TRANS PENNINE TRAIL > BROADBOTTOM 10 TRANS PENNINE TRAIL < LYMM 20 THIS IS ONE OF 1000 MILEPOSTS FUNDED BY THE ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND TO MARK THE MILLENNIUM AND THE CREATION OF THE NATIONAL CYCLE NETWORK


Name of road: Great Undebank - part of the Trans Pennine Trail

Date placed: Not listed

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