First look at Combe Down Tunnel on £4m Bath cycle route
This is what a new £4-million cycling and walking route will look like from inside its most striking stretch.
The image shows the Bath Two Tunnels cycleway from within the mile-long Combe Down Tunnel.
The charity Sustrans is edging closer to completion of the four-mile route between Bath and Midford, which follows the line of the old Somerset and Dorset Railway.
The project – funded partly by National Lottery money – will reopen the Combe Down and Devonshire tunnels.
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The Combe Down Tunnel will be the longest cycling tunnel in the country.
The route will be officially opened at a free fun day on April 6, which will be attended by Bath Winter Olympics gold medallist Amy Williams.
Also present will be some of the King Bladud's Pigs Project sculptures which also raised money for the route's construction.
Around 100 of the decorated animals were sold in 2008 – after being displayed around the city – in an initiative that raised £200,000.
Organisers are expecting up to 30 of the pigs – which ended up in places as far afield as Italy and the USA – to be on show at the fun day.
Two Tunnels Steering Group spokeswoman Gitte Dawson said: "It's amazing that the pigs made that much money, mostly through voluntary efforts. We couldn't have done it without them."
The Two Tunnels Greenway Festival will take place in the Bloomfield green space just off the Linear Park at Bloomfield Road, next to the entrance of the Devonshire Tunnel, from 11am to 5pm.
There will be stalls and music, with the official opening at noon.
Sustrans expect that cyclists from local bike groups will be there, and the tunnels will be open to the public from 12.30pm.
Sustrans is also organising two fundraising bike rides through the tunnels.
Visit www.twotunnelsfestival.com for information and to reserve places.