Cheshire – our firm favourite for cycling


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Website last updated 6th Feb 2015

No doubt about it, if we didn’t already live here, we’d be returning time and time again for our cycling holidays. That’s why we’ve developed this web site, to spread the word….

Cheshire’s got the lot for cycling holidaymakers – flat routes for eating up the miles, exhilarating hills for the energetic, tarmac, tracks and tow-paths, quiet lanes and bustling market towns, and a calendar’s-worth of scenery, from woods and pasture to miles of moor.

And in our south-east corner, we’re nicely in reach of parts of Derbyshire, Staffordshire and shropshire too, by bike or with train assistance.

All in all, an attractive place to reduce your carbon footprint for routine journeys or recreation. Touring holidays, short breaks, weekends or half a day. Just Cycle Cheshire.

What’s so special?

02-03-94-00The sheer number of backroads is astonishing, giving rise to plenty of permutations for cycle rides in quite small areas. Coupled with rougher tracks and bridleways, plus canal tow-paths and various sections of disused railway track, there are plenty of places for a bike ride.

The variety of terrain and the number of routes means that anyone of any ability can enjoy cycling here. It’s just a case of choosing an appropriate area and mapping a route before settling into a pace that enables you to enjoy the scenery. So beat the credit crunch with a cycle outing – the only cost is calories.

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Latest cycling news:

@johnstevenson_x Agree we're still in wasteland but debating how to get out. It's not by making ppl use seg! @hallettrichard @carltonreid

@johnstevenson_x British roads engineers wanted to copy Hitler, hence Alness Cttee. Stancer right to oppose. @hallettrichard @carltonreid

@johnstevenson_x German laws date from 30s. Hitler's econ revival based on VWs & M'ways: cyclists in the way. @hallettrichard @carltonreid

@johnstevenson_x H code rule-change wldn't have meant qual infra eithr. 11K cyclists objected, Gvt backed down @hallettrichard @carltonreid

@johnstevenson_x Not talking abt 50s. Answering claim that laws wld lead to qual infra. Germany disproves this. @hallettrichard @carltonreid

@johnstevenson_x No plans for qual infra: just "Get em out of the way". Appealed to Clarksonites! @hallettrichard @carltonreid @jezhastings

@johnstevenson_x DfT proposed new H Code rule in 2007: "Use cycle facilities... where provided". @hallettrichard @carltonreid @jezhastings

@S4CGlasgow Expect @AlternativeDfT will confirm Germany still has lots of lousy seg after decades of laws @johnstevenson_x @hallettrichard

@johnstevenson_x Laws not needed if seg is good; & make ppl think it's to get cyclists out of way @hallettrichard @carltonreid @jezhastings