A BRIXHAM action group came out in force to show planners that a cycle route supposedly linking to Churston Ferrers Grammar School is incomplete.
The group, known as Brixham for Global Action, cycled along the main road from the port and crossed at the traffic island outside the entrance to Lupton House and then cycled on through Churston village and back up Elberry Lane and alongside the main road again as part of a protest at the lack of forethought by planners when building cycle lanes.
About 25 people including a dozen youngsters from Churston Ferrers Grammar School and the two by-election candidates for Cllr Vic Ellery's town council seat took part in the protest cycle ride.
Group founder Helen Barrett said she had hoped more people would have taken part but insisted the cycle ride still served its purpose of highlighting the lack of cycle routes linking Brixham to the rest of the Bay.
She added: "We had quite a lot of publicity. People knew it was happening and many wanted to know more about it and what we do.
"We think the best cycle route should be at the back of Brixham but people at the other end of the town would not use it. So it has to be along the main road. We have been in touch with Torbay Council. We will try to keep the pressure on them.
"I was really pleased to see that this time round the grammar school was much more involved. Which is positive."
Dr Richard Montgomery, who lives in Brixham and is a keen cyclist, and a member of Brixham Action Group, said: "We want to encourage people to cycle as an alternative to travelling by car.
"Using two wheels rather than four wheels will reduce our carbon footprint and congestion and has the benefit of being good for your health.
"We want to draw attention to a stretch of the road just beyond Lupton House where the road narrows that is potentially dangerous for cyclist to use.
"If that situation was addressed we are certain more children would cycle to Churston Ferrers Grammar School."