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Alban Way path resurfacing complete for cyclists
Cyclists are celebrating the resurfacing of a pathway in St Albans after years of uncomfortable and precarious journeys.
In September, work got underway on a major programme to resurface six miles of the Alban Way which has now been completed.
Peter Wares, a Verluamium Park consultative forum member and Ramsbury Road resident, said ever since the former railway track was re-opened in 1985 for walkers and cyclists, cyclists had been very unhappy with its surface.
In the early years, cyclists had to contend with thick patches of loose gravel which deterred many people from cycling the Alban Way.
The lack of maintenance over the years saw a further deterioration of the surface with long stretches of rough, uncomfortable rutting.
Mr Wares, who uses the Alban Way regularly, said he was delighted but wanted to warn people of the dangers.
The path before the resurfacing
He added: "The new surface is both faster and quieter and cyclists should bear this in mind when approaching pedestrians, especially those with young children, and give them a warning ring of their bell on approaching them."
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