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All listed cycling leaflets and guides are available free of charge from public buildings such as libraries and Visitor Information Centres. Contact details for copies can be found after each publication details.
 

Lancaster and Morecambe cycling and walking routes (2013)

Revised October 2013, this double sided map shows hundreds of miles of urban, rural and city centre walking and cycling routes.

2013 Lancaster and Morecambe cycling and walking routes map (PDF 2.5MB)

Lancaster & Morecambe Walking & Cycling Map (2010)

cycling map 2010Revised May 2010 (5th edition). The double sided map shows hundreds of miles of urban, rural and city centre walking and cycling routes.
 
The free map provides cyclists and walkers with a handy pocket sized guide to all the routes in the district, in both urban and rural areas.
Get a copy!
Call: 01524 582394 / 582808
Download: Urban Map (pdf) / Rural Map (pdf) / Lancaster city centre map (pdf)
 
 
 

Family Cycling in the Lancaster District

Family Cycling leaflet

New for 2010 - this leaflet aims to show families how a bike ride together can be fun, rewarding, interesting and best of all its free.

‘Family Cycling in the Lancaster District’ is full of top tips and information to get your family on the move.
 
There is advice on what equipment you will need, routes to try and where you can receive training to improve your skills, fix your bike and build your confidence on the roads.
If that isn’t enough to inspire you to get on the cycle track, there is encouragement from others who have been there and done it.
 
Get a copy!
Call: 01524 582394 / 582808
 
 
 

Cycling for All Guide (2)

Cycling for All 2

New for Summer 2009 - Cycle for All (2) provides riders with at-a-glance information on eight great rides ranging from 20-34 miles.

Featuring stunning photography by Jon Sparks and using his experience as a writer of guides for both ramblers and cyclists, the guide takes cyclists from the bustling heart of the city to the edge of the Bowland Hills, the wide-open country surrounding Pilling and many more rides which offer fantastic views at every turn including the three peaks in Yorkshire.

All rides should be suitable for anyone with a bit of cycling experience. Some can be enjoyed on all types of bike whilst others are best tackled on a mountain bike (although tarmac alternatives are provided for these).

The guide can be downloaded as a pdf below, alternatively all 8 routes can be viewed at www.bikely.com/listpaths/by/fellstumbler
Get a copy!
Call: 01524 582394 / 582808
Download: Cycling for All 2 (pdf)
 

City, Coast & Countryside Circuit

Lancaster - Morecambe Promenade - Hest Bank - Lancaster

Recent improvements to the district's cycle network which include a new toucan crossing connecting Morecambe promenade to the new shared use path on Coastal Road, Morecambe and Lancaster Canal have opened up a new 11 mile off-road cycle route.

Cyclists can now reach the canal from the promenade, by crossing Coastal Road using the new toucan crossing by VVV. Then continuing up Coastal Road using the new shared use paths - the canal can be accessed at the bottom of Rushley Drive - the first right turn off the path.
Get a copy!
Call: 01524 582394 / 582808
 

 

 

Cycling for All

Updated for 2009
Cycling for all route guide front coverIf you fancy taking your friends and family on a cycle ride this summer but are not sure of the routes available in the district then you need Cycling for All.
 
This handy pocket sized colour guide lists 6 illustrated routes that are suitable for all. All start at the Millennium bridge in lancaster are some are all on traffic free paths. Distances vary from 8 - 16 miles.
 
Some of these routes can be viewed at www.bikely.com/listpaths/by/celebratingcycle
Get a copy!
Call: 01524 582394 / 582808

Bowland by Bike

Bowland by Bike front cover
5 stunning routes to explore.
Updated for 2009: Beautiful unspoilt countryside, picturesque villages,dramatic open moorland incised by steep valleys, and outstanding scenery - all waiting to be explored. And what better way to do it than by bike.
 
Silently travelling around this area of sublime beauty underyour own power, coming across hidden gems around every corner, this truly is a spectacular area for biking enthusiasts of all types and levels.
Get a copy!
Call: 01772 534609
Download: Bowland by Bike (pdf)
Also available:
 

Cycle & See

Cycle & See front cover5 circular rides (11 - 26 miles) between Kirkby Lonsdale and Arnside.
The Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is on the smallest in England. Nevertheless it has a rich mixture of contrasting countryside from salt marsh & mixed broadleaf woodlands to limestone cliffs and lush grasslands.
 
Visit www.arnsidesilverdaleaonb.org.uk for further information
Get a copy!
Call: 01524 761034
 
 
 

Preston to Lancaster to Kendal

Cycle Route signThese 2 routes forms part of the National Cycle Network Route 6.
 
The 22 mile route to Kendal begins at Lancaster's Millennium Bridge and uses both off and road paths - including the Lancaster Canal towpath. Stunning views are to be had of both Morecambe Bay and the Kent Estuary, and the route passes through many attractive villages.
 
The Lancaster to Preston route passes through attractive pastoral countryside on the fringes of the Forest of Bowland.
Get a copy!
Call: 01772 534609
Order online at: www.lancashire.gov.uk/
 

NEW NCN North of England Map

North England NCN map cover
The North of England offers cyclists of all abilities the chance to get up close and personal with the rich landscape and history of the area. NCN routes wind across five National Parks including England's largest - the Lake District.
 
Includes information on the C2C (NCN 7/71); North Sea Cycle Route (NCN1); Trans Pennine trail (NCN 62/65); Morecambe to Grimbsy (NCN 69) as well as the W2W, Yorkshire Dales Cycleway and Lancashire Cycleway.
Get a copy!
Call: 0845 113 00 65
Order online at: www.sustrans.org.uk
 
 
 
 

Celebrating Cycling Magazine

The "Celebrating Cycling" magazine is produecd as part of the City Council's Your District Council Matters magazine and is delivered to every household within the district. It is produced to support Lancaster's status as a Cycling Town.
 
Issue Five - June 2010
cover of YDCM June 2010The June issue of Your District Council Matters features a sixteen page pullout devoted to cycling - including a pullout city centre map.

Includes features on:

  • New infrastructure in Lancaster city centre
  • Lancaster city centre pullout map
  • Bike Week 2010
  • Other events and rides in summer 2010
  • Bike It and Bike Club updates
  • Update on our workplace project
  • Local Clubs feature
cover of YDCM June 2009Issue Four - June 2009
The June issue of Your District Council Matters features another eight page pullout devoted to cycling.
 
Includes features on:
  • Bike Week 2009
  • Other events and rides in summer 2009
  • Bike It Project
  • Why you should cycle
  • Local Contacts
  • Updates on forthcoming infrastructure & workplace project
 
 
Issue Three - Autumn 2008
The latest issue of Your District Council Matters features an eight page pullout devoted to cycling.
 
Read updates on...
  • Latest developments (incl at Bike It Schools)
  • Cycling Workplaces & Top Tips to Get You Started
  • The Bike It project
  • Find out about...
  • Cycle Hire
  • Cycle Friendly Driving
  • Cycle Training

Download Issue 3 (pdf)

 
Issue Two - February 2007
YDCM cover 2Find out what's happening with the CDT project with updates on
  • Bike It & Round the World schools competition
  • Workplace Cycling
  • Cycling Profiles
  • Cycling Grants
  • Network News
  • Plus a great photographic competition with a chance to win £100 of vouchers from Carnforth's cycle shop, Dyno-Start.
 
 
Issue One - May 2006 front cover of YDCM May 2006
Inside the first 8 page colour magazine you'll find...
  • an A-Z of cycling contacts
  • information about how the local cycle network is being developed
  • where to park your bike
  • advice on why cycling is good for you
  • local commuter profiles
  • competition to won a a bike
  • as well as much much more.....
 

Sustrans Cycling Guides

Sustrans Guide - Maintenance leaflet coverSustrans have adapted their series of 8 cycling leaflets to compliment the TravelSmart project taking place in South Ribble, Preston, Lancaster & Morecambe in 2006-8.
 
The leaflets are available to download as pdfs below (Please note that these files are large 2 - 3 MB and therefore may be slow to download). Paper copies are available please call 01524 582616 / 582392 or email celebratingcycling@lancaster.gov.uk

Celebrating Cycling Video

GinaCouncillor Gina Dowding - previous Cabinet Member and CDT Project Board Member - recorded 2 short video clips about what the CDT project will mean to the area.
 
Click here to view