Explore the new road to the airport on 7th October

by jontwigge on 16 September, 2018

The A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road is nearly finished and you a chance to explore it for yourself before it opens to traffic!

On Sunday 7th October, a day of community sporting activities for all the family will be taking place on the new road, giving you a chance to come along and join in the fun, as well as get an up-close look at the work that’s been taking place.

Whether you like to run, walk or cycle there will be something for everyone to enjoy, so why not put it in your diary?

The day will kick off at 10am with a 5km chip timed run along part of the road, before a host of cycling, walking and athletics events take place on the road between 11am and 3pm. Events taking place will include:

• “Let’s Ride” with British Cycling
• Stockport Wheelchair Racing Club providing some taster sessions
• Cycle skills training and information on local opportunities
• Fun games and athletics for all ages
• A chance to walk or cycle along parts of the new road

All of the events will be free for everyone, but places in the 5k need registering in advance on Eventbrite.

Cllr Jon Twigge, Hazel Grove Cllr said “We have been waiting for the new road to the airport from some time and it is great news that it is finally opening. It will tranform journeys to the airport and make it much easier for Hazel Grove residents to get new jobs at the airport as it expands”.

If you are part of any community group or club and would like to be a part of the day by organising a charity walk, run or cycle for your group at the event please email Samantha Barton at Life Leisure who will be able to help you with this.

More details are available on the SEMMMS website.



2 Responses

  1. Paul K says:

    Could someone please check / look into the access into the new A555 cycles ways from adjoining A roads.

    My concerns have been raised as when cycling from Poynton toward Hazel Grove it is not possible to turn right at Fiveways (toward High Lane) and join the cycle way.

    Suggest certain points require a lower roadside curb so that if a cyclist is already travelling down the A555 on the road it is easier to ride up and join into the new cycle lane without having to wait for a major road junction and having to dismount there.

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