Safe pedestrian and cycle route ready for action

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A NEW greenway has been opened providing a safe route for walkers and cyclists to travel from Killamarsh to Sheffield.

Work started on the scheme in 2009, funded with £1.9 million from Sheffield Council, Rotherham Council, Derbyshire County Council and charity Sustrans.

The two-mile off-road footpath and cycle track allows commuters to travel safely between Killamarsh and the Supertram stop at Halfway.

It involved building new bridges over the River Rother and a nearby railway.

Local heroes are honoured with statues along the route - soldier Cpl Liam Riley, from Killamarsh, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2010 when attempting to save a friend’s life, Rotherham steelworker Colin Savage, and Sheffield boxer and former IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Clinton Woods.