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?
The 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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We call on @theroyalparks to end through traffic through Richmond Park. These roads should be for legitimate park users and not for rat-running. Find out more about our work on this issue here: lcc.org.uk/news/huge-majo… twitter.com/markvauxhall/s…
#Throwback to 2003 when @theroyalparks concluded the roads in Richmond Park are for those visiting it - not through traffic - and closed Robin Hood gate to cars despite strong opposition— Mark (@markvauxhall) September 10, 2021
Imagine if they had the courage to do the same now for other gateshttps://t.co/Drrc88QJQH pic.twitter.com/OY9xTNI48G
It's deeply alarming to hear that heavy vehicle safety requirements could become less stringent. A slackening in safety standards will clearly come at a cost to the health and safety of people cycling in London who've no choice but to share space with HGVs bbc.co.uk/news/business-…