CYCLISTS will soon be able to ride from Huddersfield to Wakefield in safe and green surroundings.
That’s because another cycling Greenway is to be opened next month between Dewsbury and Ossett.
Sustrans, a national charity which aims to get more people cycling, will be opening a two-mile stretch of disused railway between Sands Lane, Dewsbury, and Ossett town centre.
The Dewsbury Greenway which will be linked to Greenways in Huddersfield and Spen Valley, is currently being surfaced and landscaped and will be opened officially on January 16.
It is hoped the route, which will include the reopening of Earlsheaton Tunnel, will encourage commuters in Ossett to cycle to Dewsbury Railway Station, rather than drive.
The multi-million pound project is being funded by Kirklees Council, the Big Lottery and the Local Sustainable Transport Fund.
Cyclists riding between Dewsbury and Wakefield currently have to brave the busy A638 Wakefield Road.
David Hall, Regional Director of Sustrans in Yorkshire, said: “When complete this new route is going to make a real difference to how people make their everyday journeys in Dewsbury, and provide a link to Wakefield.
“By providing routes that link people from where they live to where they need to go, we can all benefit from easier and safer local journeys on foot and by bike”.