I’m absolutely cock-a-hoop! ??  It seems repeated site visits pointing out dangerous failures, mounted protests, alternate begging/getting nasty has finally paid off!

The work on all these routes will make a huge difference to riders in Rossendale. One of the routes that has been ridden for years was grabbed 10 years ago for a cycleway and surfaced with cheap slippy tarmac. It was so dangerous! Now all these paths which I would class as urban, are to be rubberised. And so many dedications! When dedicated were absolutely refused 10 years ago so we started user evidence based DMMOs. Wonder what changed LCC’s mind?


Works to be done:

New rubber surface and horse friendly gates along track below Lee Quarry

The track from Masseycroft to the Pennine Bridleway to be dedicated as bridleway and resurfaced with Nuflex.

In Helmshore the track from the bridge of Ogden Brook up to the viaduct will be resurfaced. Snig Hole FP 386 to Ravenshore/Iron Gate Lane (currently waiting for a PI) will be widened and resurfaced with Nuflex and dedicated as bridleway.

Bury Old Road from the Scout Hut down to the Plunge will have work done this year.