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Wales Helps Launch Mickle Trafford Greenway

The long awaited extension to National Cycle Route 5 at Chester was officially opened on Sunday 25th October 09. A pedalling party of CTC and Sustrans members and their guests set off from Connah's Quay in fine autumn weather to join the celebration and sample the route.

After crossing the River Dee at Hawarden Railway Station, the riders took Route 5 to the cycle bridge over the A550 at Sealand, and then on to the exhibition field at the New Scene Building

On the return journey, Arthur Miller, Vice President of Chester & North Wales CTC, led the group through mainly quiet residential roads to the Dee riverbank near the city centre. Thereafter the group followed the the Dee riverbank route via the Roodee Racecourse

The ride along the riverbank in the late afternoon sunshine provided a fitting finale to a most pleasant day. The only disappointment was to find that the Old Quay Inn at the end of the ride had become a victim of the recession. Thirsts were not to be quenched on this occasion.

Below are a few images of a vintage day to be remembered.

Photo of cyclists crossing bridge

 

photo of cyclists on cycle path with autum colours

 

Photo of cyclists crossing Sealand cycle bridge

Sealand Bridge

 

Photo of cyclists on cycle path

 

Photo - cycling alongside River Dee

River Dee

 

Photo of CTC stand

CTC Stand

 

Photo of Sustrans stand

Sustrans stand

 

photo

Chester Cycling Campaign stand

 

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