Road Cycling in the Ingleton Area
Ingleton - Dent -Kirkby
At a steep 36 miles, this route will give you a flavour of our local area. For a route description and profile, see this excellent site. There are plenty of good refresher stops available on route including the caravan next to the awesome Ribblehead Viaduct.
A bit shorter and less hilly at 25 miles is the Ingleborough circuit on mainly very quiet roads as follows:
A - Ingleton to
B - Clapham via the old back road to
C - Austwick - involving a very short section (about 2 mins but in progress of being replaced by a cycle path) on busy A65 to
D - Helwith Bridge to
E - Ribblehead then back to Ingleton. (Turn right soon after the Old Hill Inn onto the Roman road which is much quieter than the B6255).
Lancaster Cycle Paths
This is a lovely almost flat off-road tarmacced route.
If you park at Bull Beck (see map on children's page), you can cycle to Lancaster (about 5 miles ).
From there, you can head North to Morecambe (about 3 miles), then onto Heysham (another 2 miles) along the promenade.
Alternatively, from Lancaster, head South to Glasson Dock (about 5 miles).
Further description here.
Below is a picture of Halton taken from the cycle path. (Courtesy of Barrie Cartledge.)
View from Lancaster Cycle Way at Halton
Halton from Lancaster Cycle Path