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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

Hard difficulty routes

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.


Local Businesses

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.

Local cycling businesses
Wallis Cycles01772 339 222329 Higher Walton Road, Higher Walton, Preston, PR5 4HUCycle Sales, Equipment Sales, Cycle Repairs.
Ribble Cycles01772 963 400Walton Summit Centre, 363 Leach place, Bamber Bridge, Preston, PR5 8ASCycle Sales, Equipment Sales, Cycle Repairs.
Broadgate Cycles01772 746 4482 Hawkesbury Drive, Penwortham, Preston, PR1 9EJCycle Sales, Equipment Sales, Cycle Repairs.
Bill Nickson Cycles01772 422 25957-61 Towngate, Leyland, PR25 2FQCycle Sales, Equipment Sales, Cycle Repairs.
Paul Hewitt Cycles01772 42477317-19 Preston Road, Leyland, PR25 4NTCycle Sales, Equipment Sales, Cycle Repairs.
Ace Mobile Cycle Repair01772 614 04464A Moor Lane, Hutton, PR4 5SECycle Sales, Equipment Sales, Cycle Repairs.
Merlin01772 432 431A4 Buckshaw Link, Ordnance Road, Buckshaw Village, Chorley,PR7 7ELCycle Sales, Equipment Sales, Cycle Repairs.
Tarty Bikes Ltd01772 3233333, 4 Club St, Bamber Bridge, Preston, PR5 6FNTrail bikes and equipment
VJ Autocare01772 61062367b Liverpool Road, Walmer Bridge, Preston, PR4 5QECycle Sales, Equipment Sales, Cycle Repairs.


Useful Organisations

British Cycling

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

Cycling UK

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

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.



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