Cheshire – our firm favourite for cycling

A map of the Cheshire Cycleway - route 70
Website last updated 12th November 2020

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. Plenty to go at if you’re a good map reader, but all this variety is on a plate if you choose to follow all 176 miles (282km) of the signed Cheshire Cycleway.

And where we live in our south-east corner of the county, 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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#OttCity has seen between 8-13 cm of snow so far today & we are anticipating up to 3 cm more. To clear our roads, sidewalks & winter cycling network a winter weather parking ban will be in effect starting at 10 pm tonight until 10 am tomorrow, January 22. bit.ly/39WWGj6

test Twitter Media - #OttCity has seen between 8-13 cm of snow so far today & we are anticipating up to 3 cm more. To clear our roads, sidewalks & winter cycling network a winter weather parking ban will be in effect starting at 10 pm tonight until 10 am tomorrow, January 22. https://t.co/ngnUGvqviw https://t.co/QHtguYyVxL

APPEAL: We are appealing for information and dashcam footage after a cyclist was robbed in Rishton. The victim was cycling along the canal towpath near High Street at around 9.30pm on January 11 when he was approached by four males who robbed his bike. orlo.uk/zqEUc

test Twitter Media - APPEAL: We are appealing for information and dashcam footage after a cyclist was robbed in Rishton.
The victim was cycling along the canal towpath near High Street at around 9.30pm on January 11 when he was approached by four males who robbed his bike.
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My favourite meeting today was with the @PlayOnPedals team. Discussing ways to ensure every child in Scotland experiences the joy that bike riding can bring doesn't really feel like work. Anyone else have a kid remind them of the important stuff lately? cyclinguk.org/news/early-yea…

test Twitter Media - My favourite meeting today was with the @PlayOnPedals team. Discussing ways to ensure every child in Scotland experiences the joy that bike riding can bring doesn't really feel like work. Anyone else have a kid remind them of the important stuff lately? https://t.co/ReIOOdY44p https://t.co/FMtyPzu7dZ

Here’s @camerooney_ 🇬🇧 to announce the under-23 and elite men’s squad heading to the 2021 @UCI_CX World Championships 🌈 in Belgium! 🇧🇪 Take it away, Cameron! 👇 Full story 📰 bit.ly/3o1Elq7 #GBCT #Ostend2021

We're working with @lambeth_council to make Streatham Hill safer for people walking and cycling, following strong public support at consultation. The permanent changes include segregated cycle lanes, new pedestrian crossings and reduced speed limits. tfl-newsroom.prgloo.com/news/tfl-press…

test Twitter Media - We're working with @lambeth_council to make Streatham Hill safer for people walking and cycling, following strong public support at consultation. The permanent changes include segregated cycle lanes, new pedestrian crossings and reduced speed limits. https://t.co/QI6Buq3Ser https://t.co/pixy0O6YRe

Relentless rain, gusty wind - cycling still my #1 mode of transport. Also some amazing news, you can now watch me & @Kate_vandy’s ‘Europe’s Cycling Revolution’ documentary online, anywhere in the world youtu.be/Cukx_BSQ0Ww #cycling

test Twitter Media - Relentless rain, gusty wind - cycling still my #1 mode of transport. Also some amazing news, you can now watch me & @Kate_vandy’s ‘Europe’s Cycling Revolution’ documentary online, anywhere in the world https://t.co/e7sTpgl8FD #cycling https://t.co/F70b35QP9S
test Twitter Media - Relentless rain, gusty wind - cycling still my #1 mode of transport. Also some amazing news, you can now watch me & @Kate_vandy’s ‘Europe’s Cycling Revolution’ documentary online, anywhere in the world https://t.co/e7sTpgl8FD #cycling https://t.co/F70b35QP9S

#ICYMI For working through his own injuries to help his friend after a serious cycling accident, Lt. Col. Larry Wyatt received the Soldier’s Medal, the @USArmy’s highest award for bravery outside combat. stripes.com/news/army/gree…

We have teamed up with @Ageing_Better on a new project to explore what needs to be done to support active travel such as #walking and #cycling among 50-70 year olds. To find out more: ageing-better.org.uk/news/ageing-be…

test Twitter Media - We have teamed up with @Ageing_Better on a new project to explore what needs to be done to support active travel such as #walking and #cycling among 50-70 year olds. To find out more: https://t.co/s9spUfVC1X https://t.co/Zu41uYfEw8

Today's Active Lives figures from @Sport_England show a huge increase in the number of children cycling last year 📈🙌 Now let's make sure we create the right environment for them to do it safely, every year. Read more ⬇️ bit.ly/3ssIh6C

Ismail Sabri: Public parks in states under MCO to be closed, cycling and jogging activities only in your neighbourhood thestar.com.my/news/nation/20… thestar.com.my/news/nation/20…