Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Ride the Way of the Roses

Lancaster City Council is inviting cyclists to sample the first stage of a brand new coast to coast cycle route – the Way of the Roses, linking Morecambe with Bridlington.

On Saturday 10th July, cyclists are being given the opportunity to ride the first 35 miles of the route from Morecambe to Settle, starting at 10.30am on Morecambe Promenade.

The Way of the Roses is a brand new 180-mile cycle route that will offer cyclists of all levels and abilities, the chance to take in some spectacular scenery on route, passing through magnificent places such as Lancaster, the Yorkshire Dales and York, to name but a few.

The route, which has a dedicated web site in development at www.wayoftheroses.co.uk (some links may not work at this time), has been developed by a partnership of organisations led by cycling charity Sustrans.

The ride to Settle along quiet lanes and country roads will take around three hours. The route does include some hills so requires a reasonable level of fitness. It is not suitable for beginners or young children.

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 you can catch the train from Giggleswick or Settle, or of course return by bike.

• For more information on the ride, an event in partnership with the Forest of Bowland, visit www.celebratingcycling.org


• Way of the Roses Official web site (in development): www.wayoftheroses.co.uk

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