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LINCOLNSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL - COUNTRYSIDE ACCESS

With quiet country lanes and cycle paths it couldn’t be easier to explore the county on two wheels.

 

Routes

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.

Maps

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note that the County Council provides Ordnance Survey with information about public rights of way but this can become out of date as Ordnance Survey do not update their maps as soon as changes to the Definitive Map are made.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.

Map Downloads

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. 

Map Downloads:

 

Cycle Routes

 

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.

Routes include:

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

Report damaged cycle paths, footways or cycle shelters/sheds by completing an online form

Read the Cyclist’s Guide to North East Lincolnshire (PDF) and Cyclist’s Guide Part 2 (PDF).

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.

Other Useful Websites

                                                                     CTC EAST MIDLANDS

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

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

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CYCLE STORAGE FACILITIES

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.

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