Thursday, September 3 is National Cycle to Work Day and those arriving at Active Tameside on Water Street, Ashton, between 7 and 9am can get something to eat and drink as well as free access to the cycle hub and shower facilities, and even a free bike check.
Cycling provision in Tameside is improving all the time and the reconfigured Ashton Bypass has been designed to increase safety for those using bikes with special lanes and stopping areas.
The Area has benefited from Greater Manchester’s City Cycle Ambition Grant funding, and in partnership with the Canals and Rivers Trust and Transport for Greater Manchester is in the closing stages of constructing three cycle routes:
1.From Ashton to Manchester via Portland Basin, linking in with the route along the Peak Forest Canal from Portland Basin to Hyde.
2.From Stamford Road across Groby Road Playing Fields, Audenshaw, linking to Guide Bridge Station, and from there to the Ashton Canal towpath.
3.A new track around Droylsden Academy to improve access to the school.
The routes are all part of what will eventually be a comprehensive cycling network.
For more information visit www.cycletoworkday.org where you can pledge your intention to take part and even find out how it might be possible to buy a bike more cheaply through Cyclescheme.