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|Cycle Route Details|
|Route Name||Eccleston to Dalton Quick Hill Figure Eight|
|Distance : miles (km)||28.85 (46.43)|
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|This is an undulating road route, on a mix of A and B roads and country lanes.
The route starts on a gradual easy climb out of Eccleston for a couple of miles. There is a sharp descent into Appley Bridge, followed by a short climb again into Shevington.
The descent into Gathurst would be fun, if it wasnt for the traffic lights at Gathurst. This also means a standing start on a sharp incline, which is very aggresive at first.
The odd plateau gives some respite as you wind up to Dalton, then its a speedy confidence tester down to Newby Bridge. All that left now is the grind of Parbold hill, which can test you, and a nice blast down the A49 to flush out your legs.
|Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?|
|Buy a bike, Charnock Richard. Bill Nixons, Leyland.
|Cycling Clubs located in this region|
|Blackburn and District CTC|
|Burnley and Pendle CTC|
|Chorley Cycling Club|
|Cleveleys Road Club|
|Clitheroe Cycling Club|
|Freck Chain Gang|
|Garstang Cycling Club|
|Lancashire Road Club|
|Rochdale Cycling Club|