The council is encouraging all its residents to get cycling!
Our Active Travel Team are delighted to share with you below a range of cycle routes for you to download and try; a directory of South Ribble cycling businesses to visit for a new bike, repairs or parts; training opportunities; and lastly, instructor-led group rides.
Downloadable cycle routes
Download the following cycle routes now and get cycling!
Easy difficulty routes
Moderate difficulty routes
- Seven Stars East Circular Cycle Route (4.22 miles) (PDF) [165KB]
- New Longton Circular Cycle Route (5.39 miles) (PDF) [163KB]
Hard difficulty routes
- Lostock Hall & Bamber Bridge Cycle Route (7.06 miles) (PDF) [161KB]
- Longton & Hoole Cycle Route (7.06 miles) (PDF) [169KB]
- Seven Stars West Circular Cycle Route (7.73 miles) (PDF) [163KB]
Guided rides - coming soon!
Led rides are not yet available but we will be announcing more details soon.
Our guided rides will be led by qualified ride leaders. The rides will last for around an hour and will suit all abilities if they can ride a bike independently.
Every area of South Ribble will get its own led ride - so that you can access a ride that starts and ends near you.
These rides often pass local points of interest and our ride leaders will do their best to point them out along the way.
Spaces are limited on our rides - so booking in advance will be essential.
You will be required to wear suitable clothing and a helmet, and bikes should be in a roadworthy condition.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Need some repairs or want to find a new or pre-loved bike?
Please see for a comprehensive list of local businesses to answer all your cycling needs.
|Wallis Cycles||01772 339 222||329 Higher Walton Road, Higher Walton, Preston, PR5 4HU||Cycle Sales, Equipment Sales, Cycle Repairs.|
|Ribble Cycles||01772 963 400||Walton Summit Centre, 363 Leach place, Bamber Bridge, Preston, PR5 8AS||Cycle Sales, Equipment Sales, Cycle Repairs.|
|Broadgate Cycles||01772 746 448||2 Hawkesbury Drive, Penwortham, Preston, PR1 9EJ||Cycle Sales, Equipment Sales, Cycle Repairs.|
|Bill Nickson Cycles||01772 422 259||57-61 Towngate, Leyland, PR25 2FQ||Cycle Sales, Equipment Sales, Cycle Repairs.|
|Paul Hewitt Cycles||01772 424773||17-19 Preston Road, Leyland, PR25 4NT||Cycle Sales, Equipment Sales, Cycle Repairs.|
|Ace Mobile Cycle Repair||01772 614 044||64A Moor Lane, Hutton, PR4 5SE||Cycle Sales, Equipment Sales, Cycle Repairs.|
|Merlin||01772 432 431||A4 Buckshaw Link, Ordnance Road, Buckshaw Village, Chorley,PR7 7EL||Cycle Sales, Equipment Sales, Cycle Repairs.|
|Tarty Bikes Ltd||01772 323333||3, 4 Club St, Bamber Bridge, Preston, PR5 6FN||Trail bikes and equipment|
|VJ Autocare||01772 610623||67b Liverpool Road, Walmer Bridge, Preston, PR4 5QE||Cycle Sales, Equipment Sales, Cycle Repairs.|
From fans and riders to cycling enthusiasts and professionals, British Cycling is suitable for all levels and actively encourages all to get involved.
Telephone: 0161 274 2000
Whether you're new to cycling, ride regularly or want to get back into it, Cycling UK can cater for you.
Telephone: 01483 238300
Sustrans is a sustainable travel charity which is involved in setting up the national cycle network. There are a wide range of free cycling maps available on their website and long distance routes are available to purchase from their online shop.
Telephone: 0117 926 8893
The Tandem Club
The Tandem Club is a members organisation (annual subscription fee is £ 10) with over 40 regional officers around the UK who can be contacted to find out what is happening in your area or for advice on how to arrange activities. You do not have to own a tandem cycle to become a member. The Tandem Club has a Disabilities Liaison Officer who may be able to help with queries related to disabled people and to visually impaired cyclists.
Cycling Projects is a national charity with a vision to ensure that cycling is accessible to all. They run a project called Wheels for All, with 40 locations around the UK, giving disabled people the chance to cycle. Wheels for All centres are run by groups often led by care workers, physiotherapists or enthusiastic family members. The groups offer regular cycling activities all year round and are able to work with children on a one-to-one basis.
Telephone: 01925 234213
Cycle-re-cycle is a voluntary organisation who recycle old and unwanted bicycles, parts, accessories and cycling clothing.
Telephone: 07835 840989
Bikeability is a cycling training scheme designed to give adults and children skills and confidence to ride a bicycle. Many local authorities offer lessons free or at a substantially reduced cost for adults and children. Many schools also offer the bikeability training scheme for children and young people.