Stockport Council has trialled a single closure point to stop queue-jumping on a residential road off the A6 at the High Lane — a move which, if made permanent, could also provide up to half the length of a safe cycling route along this busy travel corridor.
Cycle routes and blog posts about cycling, walking and exploring Greater Manchester.
Cycle Routes in and around Greater Manchester
Manchester Airport Orbital Cycleway
- 8.7 miles
- 162 ft
A555 Hazel Grove to Manchester Airport
- 14.9 miles
- 475 ft
- 20.3 miles
- 401 ft
Alan Newton Way
- 9.2 miles
- 336 ft
- 12.5 miles
- 706 ft
Over Hills Around New Mills
- 10.6 miles
- 1358 ft
- 12 miles
- 984 ft
Tame Vales and Valleys
- 15.6 miles
- 739 ft
Upper Peak Forest Canal
- 13.3 miles
- 56 ft
Wood Lanes off Middlewood
- 12.5 miles
- 528 ft
Lower Peak Forest Canal & Marple Locks
- 16.4 miles
- 376 ft
Mills and Brows
- 14.3 miles
- 1218 ft
Station to Station Rides
- 0 miles
Blog posts featuring Greater Manchester
The historic Iron Bridge connecting Brabyns Park in Marple with Rollins Lane in Compstall is currently closed for repair, blocking a key route for walking and riding across the River Goyt.
Work on the permanent and timed closure of roads around Stockport’s Market Place and Underbanks is nearing completion, with the removal of through motor traffic immediately improving walking, cycling and socialising in the booming Old Town.
Have you ever had a “why didn’t I think of that before” moment while looking at the route for one of your favourite rides? On the Beginners’ Brickworks route, two niggling moments at Bollington have just been solved.
Adding brand new routes, more alternatives and now TCX and FIT files, I just wanted to let you know about a big update to the Cycle Routes GPX Collection that’s helped to fund the website this year.
Where better to talk to Dame Sarah Storey about cycling safety on fast rural roads than Derbyshire‘s A5004 Long Hill — briefly a cycling paradise while closed to most vehicles. So it was odd that the BBC’s Countryfile failed to mention this fact while using it for background footage in a piece that has been much-criticised online.
Should’ve titled that post Hazel Grove Link, singular. It turns out, the upgraded path through Torkington Park is still the only part of the Bee Network’s most southeasterly project that Stockport Council has funding for.
Stockport Council has begun work on its most south-easterly Bee Network walking and cycling project. Originally announced towards the end of 2018, the “Hazel Grove Links” scheme seeks to modestly improve existing links with path widening, a crossing and filter points.
Stockport Council has caused dismay amongst cycling and accessibility advocates with a draft “access controls policy” for its off road paths which seeks to retain wiggle room to continue installing discriminatory barriers — against both government guidance and equality legislation.
Sustrans and Tameside Council have presented plans for the Trans Pennine Trail to follow a brand new route between Godley and Hattersley, finally cutting out the completely unsuitable A560 Mottram Old Road.