Council leader delight at opening of new cycleway

Published September 9, 2019 at 13:14

The Leader of Rossendale Council has expressed her delight after the latest section of the Valley of Stone was officially.

A procession of over 400 cyclists and walkers celebrated the opening of a new section of the East Lancashire Cycleway in Waterfoot.

Work has recently been completed to reopen two railway tunnels which have been out of use for decades, and extend an existing path, to create a safe and interesting off-road link between Stacksteads Riverside Park and Newchurch Road.

Councillor Alyson Barnes, who attend the event with the Rossendale Mayor Councillor Barbara Ashworth and Deputy leader Councillor Jackie Oakes, said:

“This is another really positive thing happening in Rossendale, one the council has supported since its inception. We have worked with our partners to successfully deliver this superb scheme and the latest section of the Valley of Stone route, incorporating the iconic Glen tunnels.

“It’s just another great and unique feature for our borough and another great reason for people to get out and about in Rossendale and to get active.”

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