• 6th September 2006
Our 13 year old son Adam was killed whilst cycling to school along the main road from Lubenham to Market Harborough.
• October 2006
Kate and David Mugridge have the idea of creating a safe cycle way, away from traffic, along the disused railway line from Lubenham to Market Harborough.
• November 2006
We write to the landowners to inform them of our intentions and asking for their support. Local people start fundraising events.
• January 2007
AdamSmile becomes a registered charity and we appoint a board of trustees.
• May 2007
A meeting takes place with all five landowners. Some were supportive, others opposed it.
A meeting takes place with Sustrans and Northants County Council to agree a way forward.
Continuous contact and various meetings with NCC, but progress is slow due to opposition from some landowners.
Feasibility study produced by NCC.
Government cuts in local funding result in NCC withdrawing. Leicestershire County Council takes this up.
• October 2011
Whitestuff in Market Harborough agree to take us on as their local charity. Fundraising continues.
Three alternative routes are considered and explored but NCC, LCC and the trustees conclude that the old railway line offers the best solution as the safest route.
LCC carry out their feasibility study.
• 2012, 2013
LCC advise us that the way forward is to apply for a Definitive Map Modification in order to recognise that the route has been walked for many years.
There is a press release in the Harborough Mail to ask for help and we submit over 70 forms to LCC to support this.
All landowners and Harborough District Council are informed of the new proposal and asked to respond.
• April 2015
Letters are sent out by LCC to all the landowners and Local Councils, asking for their responses by the end of May.
• July 2015
Letters of clarification are to be sent out in September to some of the objectors and people who completed User Forms. A report will then be sent to a Development Control and Regulatory Board. A date will then be set for an Open Meeting for objectors and supporters of the modified route.
• September 2015
A total of £125 000 has been raised to date.
• 6th September 2006