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Decath to Somerton Road 3mi Fri 23 Feb
Somerton Road to Decathlon 3mi Fri 23 Feb
Decath Bltn to Train Station 600m Fri 23 Feb
Cams Lane links 1mi Wed 21 Feb
Hindley Stn to Charles St, Leigh 5mi Fri 26 Jan
Walshaw Rd -Decath 7mi 13 Nov 2017
Horwich Parkway to Rivington 3mi 24 Oct 2017
Direct Route to Carlton Close 1mi 12 May 2015
Truly Scrumptious 7mi 3 Mar 2014
The Great House Barn - Rivington 6mi 3 Mar 2014

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Cyclists to be ‘caged’ in new Bolton route

Tuesday 2 September · 1

A new cycleway in Bolton will provide a safe, direct route for local cyclists – but don’t expect a scenic view. Concerns about local children throwing stones from the Darcy…

Days Out

Weekend rides

Find somewhere to cycle this weekend. Here’s our route-planner’s top picks around Bolton:

Popup Bikes · 26mi round-trip
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The Lavender Barn · 37mi round-trip
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National Cycle Network

Cycle routes in Bolton

The National Cycle Network is a great way to find traffic-free routes and quiet lanes. These routes pass through Bolton:

To Telford, Newport, Stafford, Stone, Stoke-on-Trent, Biddulph, Congleton, Macclesfield, Bollington, Marple, Manchester, Tyldesley, Atherton, Hindley, Wigan, Adlington, Chorley and Preston.

To Manchester, Ramsbottom, Accrington, Rishton, Blackburn, Preston, Morecambe, Carnforth, Kendal, Windermere and Ambleside.


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Smart Turns – new on's route-planner

New Saturday 23 April · 11

Today’s route-planner gets the biggest single improvement since it launched – a new feature we call Smart Turns. now casts a forensic eye over every turn…

River Rhone becomes latest Euro route

Tuesday 22 March · 2

The Rhone Cycle Route, a 1,100km tour beside the river through Switzerland and France, has been anointed as the newest member of the EuroVelo route network. The designation as EuroVelo route…