With quiet country lanes and cycle paths it couldn’t be easier to explore the county on two wheels.
A series of cycle routes leaflets are available to download from this page, with hard copies also available by contacting the Council’s Customer Services team.
Each leaflet has an ordnance survey map showing the route(s), directions, places of interest along the route as well as information on local facilities.
There are leaflets for Bardney & Fiskerton, Bardney, Stixwould & Minting, Gainsborough, Grantham, Lincoln, Skellingthorpe Old Wood, Sleaford, The Deepings and Woodhall Spa.
If you prefer to plan your own route but want to know how busy local roads are then the Lincolnshire cycle maps could be just what you’re looking for.
Roads are classified and local facilities, tourist attractions and nature reserves shown, with six maps available covering Boston, Gainsborough, Lincoln, North Wolds, South Wolds, Sleaford, Stamford and Spalding.
A series of cycle maps leaflets are available to download from this page, with hard copies also available by contacting the Council’s Customer Services team.
Water Rail Way
This 33-mile route links Lincoln and Boston. There are 20 miles of off-road surfaced path suitable for walking, cycling and horse riding.
Using disused railway lines, for a long stretch it runs parallel to the River Witham.
The other 13 miles are on quiet country lanes, with full information available on the leaflets available to download from this page.
Countryside Access Map
If you prefer off-road cycling, the countryside access map shows all the public rights of way across the county. Cyclists can ride on bridleways, byways open to all traffic and restricted byways but not on public footpaths. Please note that the County Council provides Ordnance Survey with information about public rights of way but this can become out of date as Ordnance Survey do not update their maps as soon as changes to the Definitive Map are made. They do not provide legal proof of the position or status of public rights of way.
See the interactive map which shows all public rights of way, nature reserves and access land in Lincolnshire.
Other cycling opportunities in Lincolnshire
Hull-to-Harwich National Cycle Route
This long-distance cycle route crosses the county taking in the Wolds, Lincoln and Holbeach, with more information available on the Sustrans website.
The National Byway
Another long-distance route which passes through the county and takes in Stamford, Grantham and Gainsborough, with more information available on the National Byway website.
The Spa Trail
The Spa Trail is an off-road route linking Horncastle to Woodhall Spa. The surfaced route is ideal for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and pushchairs.
It passes through rolling countryside, woodland and along its length you will discover a variety of sculptures, with more information available to download from this page.
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Go for a cycle ride through the amazing Lincolnshire Wolds landscape
There are many routes across this 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' both on road and off road. See HERE for just a few examples suggested by 'Love Lincolnshire Wolds'. Just 'click' on the appropriate photograph to view the route.
Find out all you need to know about the Lincolnshire Wolds HERE
The Wolds is a great place to visit on two wheels!
The National Cycle network route from Hull to Harwich passes through the AONB,
whilst the 69 mile Lindsey Trail is suitable for carriage drivers, horse riders, cyclists and walkers.
There are plenty of circular routes of varying lengths for every ability.
Check out six cycling routes round the LOUTH area.
View a series of cycle routes in North East Lincolnshire which can be found using the expandable menu HERE.
There are bike rides for all ages, abilities and levels of confidence.
Copies of each leaflet can be picked up from your local Library or from the Cycle Hub at Grimsby Town Station.
Bradley Wolds Loop
Fishermen and Ships
Hint of the Wolds
Cycle Hub beach cruise
Ice cream on the prom
More information on cycling in North East Lincs HERE
The key on the guide shows how busy the roads will be and gives an indication of the experience required to cycle on them. The key also shows cycle routes, cycle lanes and other landmarks.
For cycle rides, click on the appropriate route and an option will appear to download as a map or a GPX trail.
Alternatively, download your chosen map from the choice below:
Other Useful Websites
The East Midlands area contains the five Cycling UK Groups of :
Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland, Lincolnshire, Northants & North Bucks
CYCLING THE LINCOLNSHIRE COAST
A cycle route from the Humber Bridge to Boston, using a variety of roads and paths. Although much of the route is along metaled surfaces, some sections use 'permissive' tracks and countryside footpaths and will be at the riders discretion. Alternatives are always available. Some sections might be best suited to touring bikes and hybrid bikes, especially if fully laden.
View and download the route HERE
Cycle England, a Discover England Fund project led by Visit Lincoln, Access Lincoln and Welcome to Yorkshire, has launched a new scheme for tourism businesses so they can get ‘cycle ready’ in 2019.
The project will create new bookable cycling packages in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire, targeting Dutch and German holidaymakers.
Working with Tour Operators the new packages launched in March 2019 and up to £100,000 was set aside to help tourism businesses improve facilities for cyclists.
The website gives plenty of ideas of where to explore and what to see. There are suggested routes and itineraries from hubs such as Lincoln and Louth. One route stretches from the Humber to the Wash (267 km - 166 miles).
View and download the coast route HERE
When it comes to bike storage there are a number of issues, especially if there's not enough room for a large garage or shed. There are however a number of indoor and outdoor bike storage solutions that are available to solve issues of storage, whether this is for the home or for the guidance of the places we meet up and visit on our rides. How often do we visit a cafe or a place of interest with poor facilities for bike storage and security! See HERE for a few ideas.
Special thanks to Ms. Martin's class for the information.