Trans Pennine Trail: Britain’s Industrial Heritage

  • Starts: Thursday 9 November 2023 8:00 pm
  • Ride leader/Event organiser: Joy Forrow
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At: Bedhampton Social Hall

Address: Bedhampton Road, Havant, PO9 3ES

The hall has off-street car parking.

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By Martyn Roberts

The Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) is an exciting route for walkers, cyclists, and horse riders, linking the North and Irish seas, passing through the Pennines, alongside rivers and canals and through some of the most historic towns and cities in the North of England.

Martyn will touch on a recent tour he cycled along part of the route from Sheffield to Southport, focussing on some of the important industrial history that the route uncovers. Did you know:

  • Why Sheffield became an important industrial city
  • Part of the TPT runs on the Great Central Railway – the last main line to be built in Britain
  • What made Stockport famous
  • What the Longdendale Chain is used for
  • The history of the Woodhead tunnels and what they’re used for now
  • What William Hesketh Lever developed and what he built on the Mersey

…these and many more questions will be answered in this talk.

Bookings for this ride/event

This ride/event is unlimited and booking is not required. You're welcome to turn up on the day. Please come back to this page before joining in case we have to cancel or postpone.

About club nights

These take place on the second and fourth Thursday evenings of the month during the winter at the Bedhampton social hall, Bedhampton Road, Havant, PO9 3ES starting from 7.45 for 8pm. £1.50 entrance, including tea or coffee and biscuits.