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|Cycle Route Details|
|Route Name||Standish Lower Ground to Orrell Loop|
|Distance : miles (km)||8.43 (13.57)|
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|This is a road route, mainly on A and B roads, with uphill or downhills dependant on the direction in which it is tackled.
Going via Shevington, Orell and Newton (Anti-clockwise) there is a gentle uphill on winding Woodhouse Drive and Wigan Lower Road to Shevington. This changes to a severe uphill on Gathurst Road, under the railway bridge. It's then back to a gentle uphill to Orrell Post. There is a bit of e restbite as the road goes flat to slight downhill down the A577 Orrell Road/ Ormskirk Road to Newtown as far as Saddle Junction. It is then flatish back to start point.
If you reverse the route (Clockwise) the Orell to Shevington section becomes easy downhill runs.
|Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?|
|Turn off Crooke Road for great canalside pub, good food. Gathurst Station pub en route (you could use the canal instead for a scenic route). Vale Royal, good food, the Stag pub, the Swan at Pemberton, Little Fifteen, Halfway House. Halfords at Saddle Junction, Red Robin, JJB Stadium. Saddle close to Wigan Pier.
|Cycling Clubs located in this region|
|Greater Manchester Cycling Club|
|Leigh Rough Riders|
|Middleton Cycling Club|
|National Clarion Cycling Club|
|The Tribe MBC|
|Wythenshawe Hospital Cycling Club|