Take five... fresh cycle route maps

RVBC's culture and leisure services manager Colin Winterbottom
RVBC's culture and leisure services manager Colin Winterbottom

Five treks for cycling enthusiasts have been set out in a brand new map.

It has been produced by Ribble Valley Borough Council in partnership with Lancashire County Council.

Titled the Ribble Valley Cycle Map, it features three short and two medium treks by road or fell.

And these are suitable for both novice and experienced riders, and for family groups of cyclists.

The routes take in numerous Ribble Valley villages, including Chipping, Hurst Green and Downham plus the Upper Dunsop Valley and Gisburn Forest.

The council’s culture and leisure services manager, Colin Winterbottom, said: “With its quiet country lanes, breathtaking scenery and attractive pubs and cafes, Ribble Valley is the ideal destination for cyclists.

“This new map is the perfect starting point for cyclists looking to explore our picturesque borough and stay fit at the same time. The new treks are part of the 260-mile Lancashire Cycleway that runs through Ribble Valley and takes in the famous Gisburn Forest Mountain Bike Trail.

For more information, call the Ribble Valley council offices in Clitheroe on 01200 425111.