Latest section of cycle path due for completion to link village up to major trail

The latest section of a new cycle path linking the village of Methley to major routes in West Yorkshire is due for completion.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 8:52 am

The 1.3km stretch will provide a missing link to the south of Methley, linking the existing National Cycle Network route 67 with Methley Junction.

The three-metre-wide route will make use of the old Methley railway line and connect the new Castleford Greenway at Methley Junction with the Trans Pennine Trail, linking to existing routes to Leeds, Castleford and Wakefield.

The scheme has been delivered between Leeds City Council, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, and Sustrans, the walking and cycling charity.

The cycle path section is nearing completion (library pic)
The cycle path section is nearing completion (library pic)

Rosslyn Colderley, a director at Sustrans, said: “Castleford Greenway is set to be a vital link for local people to use for both transport and leisure.

“Over the last year we’ve seen a big uptake in the numbers of people using the route as a green lifeline to stay active and healthy outdoors.”