Cheshire – our firm favourite for cycling

A map of the Cheshire Cycleway - route 70
Website last updated 21st August 2018

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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Road World Championships: Anna van der Breggen wins women's road race for rare double bbc.in/3mWYZs4

Dear Mr. President @UCI_cycling how reassuring it must be for all riders to know that you, in your great and unmatched wisdom, qualify the request for reform of the voting system within @cpacycling CPA of over 340 of them in order to give all riders equal influence as ‘fake news’

test Twitter Media - Dear Mr. President @UCI_cycling how reassuring it must be for all riders to know that you, in your great and unmatched wisdom, qualify the request for reform of the voting system within @cpacycling CPA of over 340 of them in order to give all riders equal influence as ‘fake news’ https://t.co/mpDqt4fE3k

Bike Week fact: 59% of residents think fewer motor vehicles on our streets would be useful to help them cycle more. For more cycling stats see the full Bike Life report at nationaltransport.ie/news/bike-life… #celebratecycling #cycledublin #bikeweek2020

test Twitter Media - Bike Week fact: 59% of residents think fewer motor vehicles on our streets would be useful to help them cycle more. 

For more cycling stats see the full Bike Life report at https://t.co/TnMTPWDbLW 

#celebratecycling #cycledublin #bikeweek2020 https://t.co/4ckuIhFcgv

“I think it just encourages more and more women to look however you want to look and still cycle.” Cycling Sisters is a new initiative in Bristol helping #women learn to ride a bike and supporting those who may have faced cultural barriers to #cycling. 🚲 itv.com/news/westcount…

There are lots of factors to consider when cycling on a towpath - like how dry the surface is, the condition of your bike, or even if you’ve had enough sleep. These all affect your ability to stop safely. Consider others & #StayKindSlowDown. Read more: canalrivertrust.org.uk/news-and-views…

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velonews.com/news/road/worl… @UCI_cycling @cpacycling 🗣👂🏻over 340 of YOUR members asked YOU to listen to our proposals and to change the voting system to create a union where ALL riders have equal influence! #onerideronevote

8 years ago today, I attacked on the Cauberg and the most beautiful jersey of cycling became mine for a year. What a great memory! 🌈 @BELCyclingTeam @BELCycling @UCI_cycling 📷 Photo News

test Twitter Media - 8 years ago today, I attacked on the Cauberg and the most beautiful jersey of cycling became mine for a year. What a great memory! 🌈 @BELCyclingTeam @BELCycling @UCI_cycling 
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test Twitter Media - 8 years ago today, I attacked on the Cauberg and the most beautiful jersey of cycling became mine for a year. What a great memory! 🌈 @BELCyclingTeam @BELCycling @UCI_cycling 
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test Twitter Media - 8 years ago today, I attacked on the Cauberg and the most beautiful jersey of cycling became mine for a year. What a great memory! 🌈 @BELCyclingTeam @BELCycling @UCI_cycling 
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New Strava data shows massive increase in number of people cycling. standard.co.uk/news/london/lo…

Every day, cycling in the Dublin Metropolitan Area takes up to 60,000 cars off the road. If these cars were all in a traffic jam it would tail back 288km, equivalent to the distance from Dublin to Kinsale. Read the full Bike Life report: bit.ly/3hKBNtx #BikeWeek2020

test Twitter Media - Every day, cycling in the Dublin Metropolitan Area takes up to 60,000 cars off the road. If these cars were all in a traffic jam it would tail back 288km, equivalent to the distance from Dublin to Kinsale. Read the full Bike Life report: https://t.co/WDfAWnQsxl #BikeWeek2020 https://t.co/t79zYDa0T9
test Twitter Media - Every day, cycling in the Dublin Metropolitan Area takes up to 60,000 cars off the road. If these cars were all in a traffic jam it would tail back 288km, equivalent to the distance from Dublin to Kinsale. Read the full Bike Life report: https://t.co/WDfAWnQsxl #BikeWeek2020 https://t.co/t79zYDa0T9
test Twitter Media - Every day, cycling in the Dublin Metropolitan Area takes up to 60,000 cars off the road. If these cars were all in a traffic jam it would tail back 288km, equivalent to the distance from Dublin to Kinsale. Read the full Bike Life report: https://t.co/WDfAWnQsxl #BikeWeek2020 https://t.co/t79zYDa0T9

It's time to fight back against the bike lane backlash before a vocal minority frighten councils into backtracking. If you're enjoying cycling safely through pop-up lanes & new 20mph zones, please let your local council know they have your support. 👉 bit.ly/3hHZxhR

test Twitter Media - It's time to fight back against the bike lane backlash before a vocal minority frighten councils into backtracking.

If you're enjoying cycling safely through pop-up lanes & new 20mph zones, please let your local council know they have your support.

👉 https://t.co/e8eiXQCaRf https://t.co/sczeyczWVK