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|Cycle Route Details|
|Route Name||Fylde Coast Circular|
|Distance : miles (km)||39.51 (63.59)|
|Posted By||I Melvin|
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|Mostly level progress, much along the Fylde Coast utilising cycleways on the promenade. From Lytham, the route swings out into the Fylde countryside with a few generally easy inclines amidst farmland and small villages. Passing Singleton, the route turns towards Fleetwood, passing through Thornton on the way. Passing through Fleetwood the route follows the coast again, with a short loop around Rossall before joining the promenade again north Cleveleys from which it is a seaside ride back towards Blackpool's North Pier.|
|Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?|
|All the main Blackpool coastal sites including 3 piers, the Tower and Pleasure Beach. Further coastal landmarks include St Annes pier and the windmill at Lytham and 2 historical lighthouses in Fleetwood.
|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|
|posted by:dgw||Rating :||difficult :|
|We really enjoyed this route, having tackled it starting at the tower and going south... The high winds along the front make the start/finish quite hard but the main north-bound section from Lytham is really enjoyable. It's easy to miss the turning from Lytham actually so watch out for that.|
All inland roads were quiet until we got to the A585. There after it's quite busy but there is provision for cycles on most of the busy roads... You have to concentrate on the map all the way north now but it's not a problem.
Not much to see going through Fleetwood which was disappointing but easy riding all the way.
The new sea defences at Cleveleys were really quite impressive. You have to wait quite a long time before the Tower comes back into view and on a quiet day it would be bliss, being generally downhill/level.
I would recommend this route to you especially if the wind's not too strong.
David and June
|posted by:Laura||Rating :||difficult :|
|I''m planning a first cycle tour for next spring, I will be taking my dog with me and she will travel in a bike trailer on the busier roads and jog along beside me on the quiet ones.|
Do you think this is a suitable first trip for a 68 year old? I have the bike and all the lightweight camping gear.Are there any campsites, as I''m looking for an opportunity to test my gear before doing the Trans Pennine Trail?
|posted by:Nishe and Stacey||Rating :||difficult :|
|All in all not a bad route. Plenty of free parking at Fleetwood. Route starts of well taking you through the promenade through to Lytham. Once on the county side roads route can get a bit confusing as had stop a few times and road names duplicated or not marked. Got back on track though. Last leg is though onto the main roads to fleet wood but ok as cycle lanes on road. Would do the route again as not a bad ride. Nish & Stacey|