Cycling wins lottery prize of £50m

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But it's Sustrans Connect2.

John Grimshaw, CEO and founder of Sustrans, said:

"This is fantastic news, and thanks to everyone who voted for Sustrans' Connect2 in the People's £50 Million Lottery Giveaway, and for your help in winning £50 million of funding from the Big Lottery Fund for Sustrans to invest in walking and cycling UK-wide.

"This really is an amazing achievement for our charity and the many local authority and other partners with whom we will work on Connect2.

"We start work on delivering Connect2 in January 2008. Our local authority partners are poised ready to go, and will be adding matched funding from their own transport and other budgets to the £50 million from the Big Lottery Fund. This is a five year project, and in total we have already identified local authority funding to support Connect2, and we are working hard to bring even more funding to the project so that we can ensure as many people as possible benefit from Connect2."

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