Cheshire – our firm favourite for cycling

A map of the Cheshire Cycleway - route 70
Website last updated 10th September 2021

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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Latest cycling news:

💥BIG NEWS 💥After an v positive response to consultation, Westminster Council is keeping the temp cycle lanes and will work to make them permanent. 👏👏 @CityWestminster Looking forward to working together to make the streets safe for more active travel westminster.gov.uk/roads-and-trav…

Families are turning group bike commutes into a joyous event to make cycling to school safer — and more visible. @MaxwellAdler reports: trib.al/Iq2xMWl

This lethal junction needs to be safe for walking *and* cycling, as recent horrific collisions have highlighted. @RBKC must cooperate with @TfL if they are serious about protecting vulnerable road users here. #DangerousJunctions standard.co.uk/news/london/ba…

“Regular cycling is an anti-aging pill” reports @BBCWorld. New research show 80-year old regular cyclists to have the immune system and body fat levels of people in their 20’s. Cycling is good for you! bbc.co.uk/news/health-43…

test Twitter Media - “Regular cycling is an anti-aging pill” reports @BBCWorld. New research show 80-year old regular cyclists to have the immune system and body fat levels of people in their 20’s. Cycling is  good for you! https://t.co/zZT4lfvvGh https://t.co/6th7tvtK9H

British Cycling faces a revolt as athletes blast its trans policy trib.al/1AIOEMR

“campaigners argue that the rules effectively gag members who believe that transwomen still retain a physical advantage because they were born male.” dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1…

A precious life lost. Christina was killed last year on Wood Lane, part of planned Cycleway 10 to Notting Hill Gate. @RBKC blocked these plans in 2019, delaying the @LBHF part of the route. Irresponsible and unacceptable. #DangerousJunctions #VisionZero standard.co.uk/news/uk/christ…

test Twitter Media - A precious life lost. 
Christina was killed last year on Wood Lane, part of planned Cycleway 10 to Notting Hill Gate. @RBKC blocked these plans in 2019, delaying the @LBHF part of the route. Irresponsible and unacceptable. #DangerousJunctions #VisionZero 
https://t.co/i87CQfHzot https://t.co/RsmhiUB2Sz
test Twitter Media - A precious life lost. 
Christina was killed last year on Wood Lane, part of planned Cycleway 10 to Notting Hill Gate. @RBKC blocked these plans in 2019, delaying the @LBHF part of the route. Irresponsible and unacceptable. #DangerousJunctions #VisionZero 
https://t.co/i87CQfHzot https://t.co/RsmhiUB2Sz

Cycling will get more dangerous if "healthy streets" budget has to be axed, admits @SadiqKhan - as an @imperialcollege student is revealed to have died in area where improvements were delayed standard.co.uk/news/london/ro…

Our thoughts are with this injured man. We don't know the details, but another lorry, another lethally #DangerousJunction known to be for years. Road danger reduction needs higher priority in London. @MayorofLondon & @TfL must act, but also need funding. standard.co.uk/news/london/cy…

New Safe and Healthy Streets data! In our trial scheme on Queen's Crescent, we've seen: 📉Traffic DOWN 33% on local roads 📉Traffic DOWN 12% on main roads 📈Cycling UP 100% on Queen's Crescent 📉Pollution DOWN across the area Read more ➡️ news.camden.gov.uk/queens-crescen…

test Twitter Media - New Safe and Healthy Streets data!

In our trial scheme on Queen's Crescent, we've seen:

📉Traffic DOWN 33% on local roads
📉Traffic DOWN 12% on main roads
📈Cycling UP 100% on Queen's Crescent
📉Pollution DOWN across the area

Read more ➡️ https://t.co/fXaGB3UZtl https://t.co/tXlwHj6oGr




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