The Parish Council has been advised by Sustrans, the custodian of the National Cycle Network (NCN), that it plans to upgrade the section of route NCN5 that runs from the west end of the village to Moor Ditch (see map below).
The section suffers from overgrowth from vegetation from the side and is quite narrow in places, which makes it difficult for all users – cyclists, horse riders and walkers – to pass each other safely. The tarmac surface has also deteriorated.
The path will be resurfaced to a width of 2.5m-3.0m. In order to safely carry out this work, it will be temporarily closed and this is expected to take place at the end of September/beginning of October. Warning notices will be displayed with suggested alternative routes.
The section of the route that runs from Moor Ditch to the Appleford Road was resurfaced in 2012. The section from the Appleford Road to the tunnel under the A4130 is expected to be upgraded as part of the NE Didcot development by Croudace and L&G Homes, but no date has yet been set for this.