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Saturday, 29 February 2020
More Than Water: Tunnel Vision Bike Ride
Date: 15th March 2020
Location: Westport Lake Visitor Centre , Westport Lake Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 4RZ
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Middleport Matters welcome you to join us as part of More Than Water project funded by the Canal & River Trust for a special bike ride we will explore the heritage surrounding the Harecastle tunnel.
You will be guided along the Trent & Mersey Canal and other safe cycling routes to find out about the The Potteries’ canals and the pioneering tunnel that laid the blueprint for the narrow canal network.
Our ten-mile route will include historic buildings at Longport, both the north and south tunnel portals, paired locks, and return via local green ways, passing through Harecastle Hill via the former loop-line railway tunnel.
The meeting point is at Westport Lake at 10am.
We will be cycling for approximately 2.5 hours with frequent stops.
Participants must be competent cyclists and bring their own bicycles which are in good working order.
This ride is led by Potteries Heritage Society on behalf of Middleport Matters.
All are welcome but children must be accompanied by adults.