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Boost to walking and cycling on picturesque section of Leicester’s Great Central Way

Boost to walking and cycling on picturesque section of Leicester's Great Central Way

The Great Central Way, in Glen Parva Walking and cycling along a popular Leicester route has just become a little easier. Work has been completed…

Friday, Mar 11

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The Great Central Way, in Glen Parva Walking and cycling along a popular Leicester route has just become a little easier.

Work has been completed on widening a section of the Great Central Way in Glen Parva – providing more space for people using the footpath.

It has been carried out on a picturesque stretch of the trail between Gilmorton Avenue and the inner ring road at Soar Valley Way, by the River Soar.

The £110,000 improvements have been made by walking and cycling charity Sustans, on behalf of Leicester City Council .

They have included the removal of an access point from Soar Valley Way, which it is hoped will offer better access to a majority of footpath users.

As its name suggests, the picturesque route follows an old railway line and is also popular with dog walkers, joggers and even horse riders.

A spokesman for Sustrans said: "The route is a well-used link between the Everards Meadows development, Leicester city centre and the residential area of Glen Parva."The project took approximately 11 weeks to complete and will improve access and connectivity for everyone."The track is part of Route 6 of the National Cycle Network connecting people and places across the UK.Sustrans acts as custodians of the network, which covers more than 16,000 miles, and works with local councils to improve and maintain it. Deputy city mayor Councillor Adam Clarke and Anna Singleton, of Sustans, enjoy a cycle ride along the improved section of Great Central Way (Image: Supplied) Representatives from the cycling charity […]

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