Cycling In Salford
Salford has approximately 66km of cycle route across the city, including leisure routes along our disused rail lines and commuter routes for those who want to get from A to B quickly.
Sustrans NCN Routes (6 & 55)
Salford has two National Cycle Routes that bisect the city. Route 55 links Salford to Wigan and Bolton (via a spur off route 55). A large proportion of the route is traffic free using a disused railway line. In recent years, a programme of refurbishment has been undertaken with the long-term aim of improving the surfacing and access along the 7.5km loop line between the Bolton/Salford boundary and Monton.
NCN Route 6 is a north/south route through the city that links Manchester to Bury. The City Council has upgraded and extended the route through resurfacing, signing schemes and extensions. Improvements include the construction of a new 1.8km traffic free spur alongside the River Irwell in Lower Kersal.
The Bridgewater Way is a regeneration project that will create a 65km leisure route for walkers and cyclists along the Bridgewater Canal. In Salford 3km of route is being improved in partnership with the Bridgewater Canal trust. The city council is supporting the initiative as part of the wider regeneration initiatives.
Irwell River Park
Work is continuing on the Irwell River Park route, this is an 8km walking and cycling route between the Meadows and Salford Quays.