Cycle ride and walk scheme launched

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Cycle enthusiasts got on their bike last Friday to promote a new £20,000 ride and walk route across Tameside.
The route includes two cycling rides of four and five miles each suitable for families and novice bike riders on newly resurfaced canal towpaths, provided by Environmental Services in partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester. Culture Services in partnership with Public Health provided signs along the route to highlight Tameside’s rich heritage in detail.
 
The ‘Let’s Go’ campaign is a mutually beneficial project between Public Health and Cultural Services which successfully marries Tameside’s health agenda with its heritage and communities.
 
Friday’s launch event was a culmination of a partnership project developed between Tameside Council and Transport for Greater Manchester.
 
A Tameside Council spokesperson said: “These walks and rides have enabled us to promote the history of Tameside and Portland Basin’s important location as the knot which joins and links the Northwest with the rest of the world.
 
“Utilising the outside spaces in this way also means that we can promote and encourage our visitors and communities to keep active and explore our environment.”
 
 
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