Family Bike Rides
Cycling can be fun for all of the family no matter what previous experience you have or if you are trying something new. Lancaster has plenty of cycle routes for all abilities with lots of things to see and do on the way. With an extensive network of traffic cycle paths, outstanding scenery and 20mph speed limits in residential areas Lancaster is one of the best places in the country to cycle.
Lancaster and Morecambe Cycling Map
See Lancaster city sights on wheels or venture out to the countryside. Plan your cycle day however you like with the FREE downloadable Lancaster and Morecambe Cycling Map.
Cycling for all
Lancaster was one of just six places in the country to be named a ‘cycling demonstration’ town making it even more of an excuse to get on your bike this summer. To make it even easier for people to cycle Lancaster City Council has produced this helpful guide, providing at-a-glance information about six great rides for you, your friends and family to enjoy.
City, Coast, Countryside- Hest Bank Circular Route
This short triangular ride offers plenty of variety, ranging from the historic heart of Lancaster, the car-free bustle of the Greenway, the wide open space of Morecambe’s breezy Prom to the peaceful canal towpath. An excellent ride for all the family, this route is almost all on traffic free cycle tracks, apart from one stretch of about 250m on an on road cycle lane; this can be avoided by walking the short distance. It’s also almost entirely flat, with just one gentle climb approaching Hest Bank.
Cycle hire is available at Leisure Lakes on Penny Street in the city centre.
Leisure Lakes Bikes: 103-105 Penny Street, Lancaster LA1 1XN, 01524 844389, www.leisurelakesbikes.com
On Yer Bike: Lowell House, Caton Road, Lancaster, LA1 3NY, 01524 60554, www.onyerbike.com