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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@robinlovelace PS Should left hand graph say "GB" rather than "UK" - or have you included N Ireland data too?

@pecklett @robinlovelace Think you'd find same in Surrey as WYorks: maybe New Forest too. Wonder how many are bike-only injuries (no m-veh)?

Take us to your leader! Spaces on CTC Technical Leadership Award 28-30 April at Dales Bike Centre 4 competent mtbers

The excellent @gmloveyourbike want to know your experience of cycling over tram tracks in #Manchester pls engage & RT…

Insensitive treatment of Michael Mason's family by @metpoliceuk demonstrates need for a Victims Bill #roadjustice…

It paints a sad picture of what #cyclists can face on UK roads but worth reading @RachelAldred piece on near misses…

Want 2 ride Mont Ventoux? There's one place left (no single supplement) on CTC Holidays' tour from 8-17 May 2015

@AsEasyAsRiding KD said then that CEoGB wld be happy, Now U-turn. Want good rapport with CeOGB bt v diffclt with this behaviour @KristianCyc

@AsEasyAsRiding NB @KatsDekker saw & OK-ed whole of S4C booklet via S4C e-group before launch @carsickglasgow @KristianCyc @AlternativeDfT