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Where can I cycle ?

Tameside has an amazing range of dedicated cycle routes, stunning countryside and specialised facilities all waiting to be explored by bike.  Routes range from smaller local circuits to large sections of famous national cycling trails. There are routes suited to all ages and abilities, and facilities where you can practice your cycling skills.

Click here to see family friendly cycling routes in Tameside.

Paper cycling maps:

Transport for Greater Manchester produce a map of cycling routes in Tameside that is free to download. You can access the maps here:

Cycling Facilities:

We have two fantastic dedicated cycling facilities in Tameside – Active Tameside’s Cycle Circuit and Tameside Cycle Trax hosted at Bennett Street Youth Centre.  Both facilities are perfect for increasing your confidence on a bike and can provide free equipment. 

Trans Pennine Trail:

The Trans Pennine Trail is a national cycling route running from Southport to Hornsea over a total length of 215 miles (346km).  The trail passes through Tameside, entering the borough at Reddish Vale in Denton and exits into Derbyshire via Broadbottom.  You can find out more here:

Pennine Bridleway:

The Pennine Bridleway runs for 205 miles (330km) from Middleton to Kirkby Stephen, passing through Tameside near Stalybridge and Mossley.  More information can be found here:

Bee Network:

There are a number of proposed Bee Network schemes in Tameside that will improve infrastructure for walking and cycling.  You can view these schemes in more detail and find out more about the Bee Network here:

Medlock Valley Cycle Route

Intermediate Cycle route
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Tame Valley MTB Association (@MtbTame) / Twitter 


Find a Route on the National Cycle Network

Tame Valley Loop


Family Friendly Rides in Tameside

.GPX Files (Right Click on the files below and the save the file to your device)

Ashton to Oldham Greenway Audenshaw to Clayton Godley Trans Pennine Trail
Greenfield to Uppermill Haughton Dale Trans Pennine Trail Park Bridge to Daisy Nook
Stalybridge Country Park Stalyway _ Yellow Brick road Tame Valley Way
Tame Valley, Shepley road to Haughton dale Trans Pennine Trail Gamesley  
Guidance on how to use a Cycle Routes GPX file

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