Sneak preview of new Lancashire cycle way on Saturday 10 July

Cyclists in Lancashire are being invited to ride the new Way of the Roses for the first time this weekend.

The 180-mile path, from Morecambe to Bridlington, is due to open in September. But this Saturday (10 July), cyclists will have the opportunity to ride the first 35 miles of the route from Morecambe to Settle.

The stretch heads along quiet lanes and country roads and should take around three hours. It includes some hills so a reasonable level of fitness is required and it’s not suitable for young kids.

Hot drinks and return transport to Lancaster are included if required. Transport costs £8 and must be booked in advance as places are limited.

Alternatively it is possible to catch the train from Giggleswick or Settle, or return by bike.

The ride, in partnership with the Forest of Bowland, starts at 10.30am on Morecambe Promenade.

For more information on the ride and other cycle events visit the celebrating cycling website.

Lifelong lover of most things cycling-related, from Moulton Mini adventures in the 70s to London bike messengering in the 80s, commuting in the 90s, mountain biking in the noughties and road cycling throughout. Editor of Simpson Magazine (www.simpsonmagazine.cc).