10 of the best cycle routes in Lancashire
PUBLISHED: 09:35 30 March 2015 | UPDATED: 12:57 01 June 2016
The Lancashire countryside is the training ground for Olympic gold-medalist and Tour de France winner, Bradley Wiggins - we pick our favourites for the amateur rider that take in a bit of scenery and culture
There are 3 Burnley Heritage Trails you can take, all of them include the Weaver’s Triangle Visitor Centre but you can choose to visit Queen Mill Textile Museum, Gawthorpe Hall or Towneley Hall. 1.5-3.5km
The Anglezarke Loop is a new challenging multi use route that follows bridleways, byways and short sections of public roads around the uplands of the West Pennine Moors. The Loop is designed for horse riders, mountain bikers and walkers. - 45km
Built to commemorate the 2012 Preston Guild, the Guild Wheel is 21 mile cycleway that encircles Preston and takes in popular landmarks such as Avenham Park and Brockholes Nature Reserve - 34km.
This easy ride takes you from the bustling heart of Lancaster to the open spaces of the Lune Valley. Fine river views naturally feature at many places along the way, with highlights being the historic village of Halton and the dramatic bend of the river at Crook O’Lune. - 20km
Gisburn Forest is the largest in Lancashire, climbing above the Ribble Valley with fantastic views of the Forest of Bowland. This family cycle route takes in plenty of widlife and fauna and Rathmell Horse Farm and Stocks Reservoir & Fishery are both nearby. - 9km
The Great Harwood Loop is a cycling route which connects Blackburn with Clitheroe. It highlights the many historical places of interest along the way including Whalley Viaduct and Mitton Hall. - 20km
cycleLancashire.com is a brand new website for all things cycling in Lancashire with dozens of routes and information for local cyclers.