Tuesday, 21 November, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dorking Halls Dorking Surrey RH4 1SG
Are you a rural business looking to increase the value of cyclists and walkers to your business? Do you want to encourage cyclists and walkers to visit your attraction, stay overnight, spend money in your shop or stop off for food and refreshments?
Sign up to a ‘Delivering Value from Cycling and Walking’ workshop, on Tuesday 21 November between 6.00pm and 9.00pm, at Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking RH4 1SG and have your say on how rural businesses can attract and benefit from visiting cyclists and walkers.
During the evening you will hear from Peter Dodd, Commercial Director at Welcome to Yorkshire, about how the Tour De Yorkshire successfully engaged with their local community helping them maximising the value from cycling related visitors; Peter Morris, Manager of the National Trails will explore how to get greater value from walkers along the North Downs Way, including plans for the recently announced £1m award from the Discover England Fund to National Trails to attract the near Europe visitor market.
This free workshop is part of a wider EAFRD ‘Wheels, Feet and Hooves’ project which is looking at ways of increasing the value of the visitor economy in the Mole Valley and wider East Surrey area. Priority will be given to Mole Valley businesses but rural businesses from the East Surrey areas of Tandridge, Epsom & Ewell and Reigate & Banstead area welcome to attend.
Book a place at this free event at https://wheels-and-feet-event.eventbrite.co.uk
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The ‘Wheels, Feet and Hooves’ rural tourism project is being funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and delivered on behalf of Mole Valley District Council by Tourism South East & Associates.
The project aims to develop a Destination Management Plan and Partnership that will promote the rural tourism credentials of the area and, at the same time, take into consideration the needs of visitors, residents, businesses, and the environment.
OTHER WORKSHOPS OF INTEREST
The Cycling and Walking event is one of a series of workshops and focus groups being offered as part of the ‘East Surrey Rural Visitor Economy’ and Mole Valley ‘Wheels, Feet and Hooves’ projects.
Please feel free to attend all the workshops that are of interest to you and your businesses, including the ‘Improving the Value of the Rural Visitor Economy in East Surrey – Visitor Accommodation’ workshop on Tuesday 28 November between 10.00am and 12.30pm, at The Leatherhead Golf Club, Kingston Road, Leatherhead KT22 0EE. https://rural-visitor-accomodation-workshop.eventbrite.co.uk