Harris, it seems, was able to ease some of those concerns with her public vaccination, and she also has reportedly pressed President Biden and his advisers in private to focus on how their policies will ensure less advantaged people in both urban and rural settings are protected against the virus. “The vice president pushed us hard, in a very good way,” Jeffrey Zients, Biden coronavirus response coordinator, told the Times. “She pushed me on, are we on mobile vaccination units? How many are we going to have, in what period of time? Are they going to be able to reach rural communities and urban communities? How much progress have you made?” Read more about Harris role in the Biden administration so far at The New York Times.
Infamous ‘Bog of Doom’ at Derbyshire beauty spot now a lot easier to tackleClassic mountain biking route in the Peak District has earned a difficult reputation over the years.The work began in November 2020, after years of planning (Image: Terra Firma Environmental)Pictures have been released of the work to open up the infamous “Bog of Doom” in the Derbyshire Peak District.Often ranked in the top ten paths in the UK for mountain bikers, the Cut Gate, between Langsett and Ladybower Reservoir, is one of the Peak District’s most well known routes.Despite being a favourite amongst riders and walkers, sections of the path became nearly impossible to navigate in wet weather.This led to the mountain biking community affectionately referring to one section as the “Bog of Doom”.The 21.5 mile long trail is located directly north of Ladybower, looping around Langsett Reservoir in the middle.The route is thought to have been used for over a thousand years and also forms part of the promoted long distance horse riding route “Kinder Loop”.This difficult reputation led the Peak District MTB mountain bike advocacy group joining forces with Ride Sheffield and Moors for the Future to try and make it more manageable.How to get the latest Chesterfield newsChris Maloney, committee member of Peak District MTB, admitted they had to be cautious not to ruin what made the trail special to begin with.He said: “”When we started the Cut Gate project alongside Ride Sheffield there was obviously some level of trepidation about how getting something done could change the path.”The path is regularly in the top 10 of best paths in the UK to ride, so we were keen to ensure that they understood that and they did, coming along to our meetings and listening to what we as mountain bikers would like to see.”The project was funded from a wide range of places, including a sizeable sum from horse riding groups.Two Derbyshire police officers ‘fined for breaching Covid lockdown rules’Map shows every Covid testing and vaccine centre in DerbyshireVisitors campaigned for sensitive stone flagging and pitch work’ if the bog was to be fixed.(Image: Moors for the Future Partnership)1 of 4Three sections on the trail’s highest point become unpassable after heavy rainfall, meaning people had to take it wider to avoid the muddy pools, which was causing erosion.(Image: Moors for the Future Partnership)2 of 4Chris Maloney said he was ‘really pleased with how the Cut Gate work is going’. He added: ‘And there are helicopters too who said advocacy was boring?”(Image: Terra Firma Environmental)3 of 4Work is also under way on the North America bridleway, which forms a loop with Cut Gate. Peak District MTB are hoping to welcome visitors back soon..