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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 (see below).

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, Sleaford, The Deepings and Woodhall Spa.

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note that the County Council provides Ordnance Survey with information about public rights of way but this can become out of date as Ordnance Survey do not update their maps as soon as changes to the Definitive Map are made.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

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. 

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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.

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The East Midlands area contains the six CTC/Cycling UK Member Groups of Alfreton CTC; CTC Derby and Burton; Leicestershire and Rutland CTC; Cycling UK Lincolnshire; CTC Northampton; Nottinghamshire CTC.

At the ARM AGM in 2023 the following officers and committee were elected:-

Chair - Ray Clay (Leicestershire and Rutland CTC)

Secretary - Tim Newbery ( Cycling UK Lincolnshire)

Treasurer - Ian Hill (CTC Derby and Burton)

Minutes Secretary - Jean Deacon (Leicestershire and Rutland CTC)

Other committee members are representatives from each of the six Groups plus members from the Area’s CTC/Cycling UK general membership, Affiliated Groups and Cycle Advocacy Network







                                                                       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












Championing the positive power that physical activity has on the lives of people of all ages and abilities. Active Lincolnshire works with a number of partners to address inequalities and the the challenge of inactivity across Lincolnshire.

As part of this process, Active Lincolnshire has set up a new bike donation scheme across Lincolnshire. This will take in pre-loved bikes and bring them back to a usable condition, before distributing them to people who do not have the opportunity to enjoy the varied benefits of owning and using a bike.

How to donate a bike?

Any size or style of bicycle that you are willing to donate. For the details see HERE

Who can get a bike?

One of the partners of the scheme is 'Low Carbon Louth', based in Louth. Full details HERE and HERE


It's long been recognised that cycling offers benefits for those struggling with mental health issues. The importance of exercise is often underestimated by individuals and even some health care professionals. 

If you need additional support for your mental health speak to your GP, contact Mind for information or the Samaritans if you want to talk. 


A complementary resource, Rehab 4 Addictionoffers a wealth of resources and information about addiction and mental health, which could be invaluable to those in need. A helpline offers immediate assistance to those struggling with addiction in Lincolnshire, a service that could be life-saving for some.


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