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Cockermouth Loop Tour via Honister Pass

This 35 milecycle ride takes you on a loop circuit via four of the area’s lakes passing through some of the lake districts beautiful  villages and Keswick along the way. The route would suit intermediate cyclists as you will encounter

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Willaston to West Kirby ‘The Wirral way’

This 13 mile linear cycle route takes you along ‘The Wirral Way’ one of the North West’s best known dedicated cycle route. The surface is mainly made up of crushed gravel which is suitable for hybrids tourers and mountain bikes.

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Lancaster Loop via Glasson Dock

This 17 mile cycle ride takes you on a looped circuit from the historic city of Lancaster out along the banks of the River Lune to Glasson Dock and then returns through the Lancashire countryside via country lanes and villages.

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Keswick Loop via Threkeld and the Castlerigg Stone Circle

This 11 mile cycle route takes you on a loop circuit from Keswick along a disused railway line to the village of Threkland. The return journey is mainly along country lanes and takes you via the ancient stones of Castlerigg,

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Tatton Park to Dunham Park

This easy 7 mile cycle ride starts  from the historic 1000 acre Tatton Park Estate, Knutsford and takes you through beautiful Cheshire country lanes to the Historic Dunham Park Estate. Tatton Park is a 100 acre Estate just outside Knutsford,Cheshire.

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Glossop – ‘ The Longdendale Trail’

This 18 mile  cycle ride takes you out from Glossop and  in to the open countryside of the Peak District National Park cycling through the suburbs of Glossop and then on the traffic free ‘Longdendale Trail and return via the

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Upper Derwent Valley Reservoirs, The Peak District,Near Sheffield

A 15 mile cycle route which takes you around the three reservoirs which make up the Upper Derwent Valley reservoirs. The surface is mixed being of woodland trails, gravel paths and some tarmac roads. It can be a bit challenging in

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Transpennine Trail – Widnes to Dunham Massey/Altrincham

This cycle route takes you along a 12 mile section of the Transpennine Trail National Cycle Route No62 from Widnes on the banks of the River Mersey to Altrincham on the outskirts of Manchester. The route is mainly traffic free

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Wigan to Carr Mill Lake

Wigan to Carr Mill Lake. An 8 mile cycle route which takes you from the busy Lancashire town of Wigan along mainly ‘B’ roads and quiet suburb roads to the Carr Mill Lake. Along the route you will find some hills

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Newton Le Willows to Pennington Flash Country Park Leigh

Newton le Willows to The Flash Country Park, Leigh An 11 mile cycle route including a circuit of the lake. The cycle route takes you from the market town of Newton Le Willows cycling mainly along country lanes and ‘B’ roads

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Warrington to St Helens to The Sankey Valley Park Trail

Warrington to St Helens – ‘The Sankey Valley Park’ A flat 9 milecycle route (one way)which takes you from Bewsey at Warrington along the valley to St Helens famous in the past for its glass making and mining industries. Sankey Valley

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Windermere to Coniston to The Three Lake Tour

  Windermere to Coniston ,’ The Three Lake Tour’ A 47 mile cycle route which is for the ‘hardened cyclist’ It takes you from Windermere in the heart of the lakes over the fells to Coniston Water and return via Estwaite

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Macclesfield to The Peak District to Reservoir Tour Macclesfield Forest

Macclesfield to Peak District – Reservoirs Tour and Macclesfield Forest A 14 mile cycle route which takes you from the market town of Macclesfield along ‘B’ roads and country lanes out to the Peak District and on a tour of the

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Ellesmere Port to Villages Chester and River Loop

Ellesmere Port – Villages, Chester and River Dee Loop A 34 mile cycle route which takes you from Ellesmere Port along mainly ‘B’ roads and country lanes through some of North Cheshire’s well known villages and then on to Chester via

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Willaston Wirral to Wirral Village Circuit Tour

Wirral village Circuit. - 15 mile circuit Wirral Villages. Starting from Willaston village this cycle route takes you through some of Wirral’s loveliest villages. Along the way you cycle through Burton, Neston, Parkgate, Thornton Hough and Raby Mere before returning to

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Delamere Forest to 4 7 mile off road trails

Delamere Forest – Off Road Trails 4 & 7 mile trails If its off road you want, this could be the place for you. Delamere Forest is situated approximately 11 miles east of the historic city of Chester just off

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Waddington to Ribble Valley Forest of Bowland Circular Tour

Waddington Ribble Valley and Forest of Bowland Circular Tour A 20 mile  cycle route on which you will encounter some severe climbs so be prepared. The  cycle route takes you from the beautiful village of Waddington and you cycle through

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Chester to Hargrave to The Canal Cruiser

Chester to Hargrave ‘The Canal Cruiser Cycle Ride’ An easy cycle ride approximately 6 miles long which takes you from the historic city of Chester along the Shropshire Union Canal passing the outskirts of Chester and out through the suburbs

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Whitchurch to Shrewsbury to Mercian Way National Cycle route No45

Whitchurch to Shrewsbury. On National Cycle Route No 45 ‘Mercian Way National Cycle Rote No45 is part of the Sustrans network and runs all the way from Salisbury to Chester, mainly using country lanes and ‘B’ roads. This 30 mile

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Market Drayton Circular Tour to Via Tern Hill and Hodnet

Market Drayton Circular Tour via Tern Hill and Hodnet A 16 mile cycle ride which will take you from the historic market town of Market Drayton with its half timbered buildings and ancient market along country lanes and ‘B’ roads

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Mersey Beat New Brighton to Seacombe return

Mersey Beat – New Brighton to Seacombe & return – approx. 8 miles. This is a simple, flat, traffic free, out and back route from New Brighton on the Wirral along the Mersey sea front to Seacombe and back. Approximate

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Banks village Nr. Southport to Ainsdale

Banks Village, Near Southport to Ainsdale. This 10 mile flat ride takes you along the sea front from the village of Banks southwards to the Southport suburb of Ainsdale passing Southport and its pier along the way. Starting from Hoole

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Little Sutton Ellesmere Port to Raby Mere

Little Sutton to Rabymere. – Approximately 8 miles one way. This cycle ride takes you from Little Sutton on the outskirts of Ellesmere Port out along country lane via the lovely village of Willaston to the local beauty spot of Rabymere

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Nantwich to Market Drayton via route 75

Nantwich to Market Drayton using part of Regional Route No 75.  - 18 miles.  This linear route takes you from Nantwich with its Tudor half timbered buildings and medieval streets, out into the Cheshire countryside on a fairly direct route to

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Delamere to Delamere

Chester – Delamere- Chester (North-East) Loop Can start from Chester station – or Delamere station – ample parking at each. Distance approximately 35 miles An undulating route, using mostly quiet lanes, B roads and tarmaced towpath. Also uses elements of

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Chester to Chester

Chester – Beeston – Chester Distance: 27 miles Category: Moderate Overview: This ride starts from Chester and takes you south through Cheshire along relatively quiet lanes, before curving east towards the imposing remains of Beeston castle. Return uses the well

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Chester to Chester

Chester- Flintshire-Chester Distance: 27 miles Category: Intermediate/Expert Overview: This ride starts off relatively flat, leaving Chester using the traffic free riverside cycle path and then hitting a few rolling hills across the Welsh/English border. Mostly relatively quiet country lanes but

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Blackpool Bispham to Starr Gate Blackpool

Blackpool Sea front Bispham to Starr Gate Approx 4 miles each way making a return ride of 8 miles along a traffic free route along the sea front. As you cycle this route you will pass some of Blackpools famous

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Seacombe Birkenhead to Hoylake

Seacombe Ferry,Birkenhead to Hoylake – 10 miles Very flat ride – completely off road but with a tarmac surface. Suiatable for road bikes. Start cycle ride at the Seacombe Ferry at Birkenhead. Here you will find a large car park

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Tatton Park to Knutsford

Tatton Park – Knutsford.  - 5 miles This is a traffic free cycle ride around the 2000 acres of parkland of Tatton Par, which welcome cyclists to enjoy the park. I started my cycle ride at the gates to Tatton

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Shotton to Nannerch

Shotton to Nannerch – 15 miles Undulating route through a mixture of country lanes and main roads. Start at Shotton Lane, Shotton Deeside. From Shotton Lane cycle away from the main Chester Road passed the football pitch on your right.

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Chester to Chester

Overview: This 12 mile cycle ride is a relatively flat circuit, taking in the traffic free riverside cycle path and then diving across the Welsh/English border via generally quiet lanes. A few watering holes are on the circuit – but

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Hooton to New Brighton

This 20 mile cycle ride starts at the Wirral Way at Hooton Nr Ellesmere Port and is a very scenic route and flat. Start at the Wirral Way in Hooton and cycle along the Wirral Way towards Thurstaton/West Kirby. The

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Lands End to John OGroats to Off Road Route submitted by Stewart Black

  Land’s End – John O’Groats off road route 21 Days (South to North) – Based upon James Spencer and David Broddle route by Stewart Black, 2010 Background This route is entirely indebted to James Spencer’s route, and the encouragement

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Connahs Quay to North Cheshire Villages Loop

Connah’s Quay – North Cheshire Villages Loop A 35 mile cycle route which takes you from the North Wales town of Connah’s Quay along a dedicated traffic free cycle path and then along mainly ‘B’ roads and country lanes through some

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Penrith to Ambleside

Penrith to Ambleside via kirkstone pass – 23 miles Only reccomended for the advanced/fool hardy rider. This ride takes you from the market town of Penrith to Ambleside via The Kirkstone Pass which is a serious climb. Starting from Ullswater

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Chester to Chester via EllesmerePort

Chester – Ellemere Port circular route. – 26 miles Good flattish route. Nearly all traffic free. Start Point.- Canal locks. Canal St. Chester. Cycle along the canal towpath away from Chester in the direction of Ellemere Port and keep to

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Connahs Quay Deeside to Chester & Return

Connah’s Quay to Chester and return via river route. This is a predominatly flat route and nearly all on traffic free dedicated cycle paths. A scenic route through countryside and returning along the bank of The River Dee. Start Point

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Saughall Loop to The Saughall Saunter

Saughall Loop – ‘The Saughasll Saunter’ – 18 miles. Start by church in Saughall, west Cheshire. (Map ref. SJ352 688) Just off A548, 2km east of A550. Some car parking by church, and further limited parking just past the church

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