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|Cycle Route Details|
|Route Name||Lincoln Circular via Pyewipe and Bardney|
|Distance : miles (km)||71.92 (115.74)|
|Posted By||I Calloway|
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|The start and end of the route is at the Pyewipe Inn just off the A57 West of Lincoln. This can be reached via the canal towpath following the Fossdyke Navigation eastwards from the Brayford pool in Lincoln city centre. This is signposted from the city centre as National Cycle Network Route 64 .
This is a circular long distance endurance route around Lincoln, passing through many of the rural villages on the outskirts of the city. Being approximately 77 miles long, the route mainly comprises fairly quiet country lanes and also makes use of some of the disused railway cycle tracks in the area around Lincoln.
However there are some stretches of busy roads where care must be taken with traffic. Although being mainly flat, the route does also include some occasional hill climbs and descents, the toughest climb being at Burton Village early on in the ride, which is good because all the other hills will seem easy after this one!
This route can either be done as one complete circuit, or can be done in two separate sections, as you have the option of following the Water Railway cycle track from Fiskerton back to into Lincoln, and then following the same track back out to Bardney to continue the second half of the route if you so wish.
|Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?|
|As the route passes through several villages, there are quite a few country pubs and village shops to stop at for food, drinks and whatever else you may need. These include two pubs and a shop in Sturton-by-Stow village, and there is also a bike shop in the nearby village of Stow as well as another pub.
Later on in the route, the village of Fiskerton has a very good pub, The Carpenters Arms, and a shop further up the road.
A water tap is available for filling water bottles at the Bardney Canal Locks near the end of the 'Water Railway' cycle lane as you approach Bardney village. When you reach Bardney, there is a Cafe and a fish & chip shop at the heritage centre, although these are only open at certain times. The Bardney Heritage Centre also provides bed & breakfast accommodation.
The village of Bardney also has plenty of pubs and a Co-op store in the centre. The Royal Oak in Aubourn is a very nice traditional pub which does really nice food without being too expensive.
As you reach the village of Harby, nearing the end of the ride, the Bottle & Glass pub is highly recommended as a last stop before you join the disused railway track back to the Pyewipe Inn. Harby also has a small shop around the corner in the village.
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