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Scholey St to E bike Capital 2mi Fri 1 Jul
What's going on here? 1100m Thu 30 Jun
Little Lever to Bury 5mi Wed 29 Jun
Little Lever to Bolton 4mi Wed 29 Jun
New Springs to WW 2mi Mon 20 Jun
WW to New Springs (no canal) 2mi Thu 26 May
Horwixh to rivington home farm cc c cs campsite 4mi Sat 21 May
New Springs to WW 2mi Mon 2 May
Croal reversed 2mi Wed 6 Apr
Last drop to toby 2mi Sun 3 Apr

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Cyclists to be ‘caged’ in new Bolton route

2 Sep 2014 · 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.

Knowledge

Share your tips for cycling in Bolton

What are the roads like? Which are the most cycle-friendly cafés? Where’s your favourite place for a Saturday afternoon spin? Share your knowledge with other local cyclists.

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A note on our PDF maps

Sunday 30 October

When you’re planning a route, cycle.travel has always offered the option to export a print-ready PDF in one of several scales. PDF maps are great as a fallback for electronic…

cycle.travel now has Ordnance Survey maps

2 Apr 2021 · 2

Ordnance Survey maps are justly famed for their clear, detailed coverage of the British countryside. Generations of cyclists have planned their adventures with an OS map or two stuffed in…