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Connect2 the University of Warwick

Update: 12th December - Thanks to everyone who voted the Sustrans Connect2 project was the winner of the People’s £50 Million Lottery Giveaway! 

Walkways and cycleways between the University and Kenilworth could be greatly improved if the national Connect2 initiative wins the People’s £50 Million Lottery Giveaway on ITV1 in December.

Connect2 is an initiative of Sustrans, the UK’s leading sustainable transport charity and is one of four finalists competing for the £50 million. Staff and students at the University are being urged to support the initiative and students are even organising a cycling rally on campus on Tuesday 27th November to demonstrate their support for the project.

If enough votes are cast, the UK-wide project would transform local travel in 79 cities, towns and villages by creating new walking and cycling routes. The proposed Kenilworth-University cycle route is one strand of the 79 which make up the nationwide project.

Vote now on 0870 24 24 602. Voting lines close at 12 midday Monday 10 December 2007

Voting is simple – you can vote online now by visiting the People’s £50 Million website. Lorraine Kelly will be championing Sustrans' Connect2 on an ITV1 show on Tuesday 4 December and telephone voting will begin on Friday 7 December. 

To find out more about Connect2 please visit  You can also register here to be sent the number to vote by phone as soon as we know it on 7 December. Alternatively, text Connect2 to 80010.

You can play your part in winning the bid by voting and asking everyone you know to vote too.  Just a few moments of your time could make all the difference. Please give it your support.

There are three other projects competing to win the £50 million and one of those bids will also benefit the West Midlands region - the Black Country Urban Park - find out more

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