Work starts on cycle-friendly Manchester canal path

An eight-kilometre stretch of the Ashton Canal's towpath will be resurfaced to allow more people to cycle into and out of the city centre

A cyclepath linking Manchester city centre and Ashton-under-Lyne will soon be in operation as an eight-kilometre stretch of canal towpath is resurfaced.

As part of the £20m Cycle City scheme, the stretch of canal between Piccadilly Basin, in central Manchester, and Portland Basin, in Ashton, will be turned into an all-weather route for cyclists, walkers and joggers.

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