Lancashire offers hundreds of miles of quiet country lanes with a range of both off-road and road cycling routes. From seaside towns such as Blackpool and Morecambe to the beautiful rolling countryside just outside of it's major cities, Lancashire has a lot to offer on two wheels.
You'll find a full list of just some of the 600 miles of cycle routes (including official Sustrans cycle network guides) at the Visit Lancashire website.
If looking for route inspiration, the Weavers Wheel website has created a series of cycle routes all starting and finishing from Blackburn with Darwen, ranging from beginner to more advanced and longer rides - we can highly recommend the fabulous 70 mile Brownhill to Clapham, back via Eldroth, Tosside, Slaidburn.
If looking for traffic-free and family route options within the Rossendale Valley, their official website has plenty cycle route options too - give the Mary Towneley Loop (a 47-mile ride) along park hole trails, skirting the Lancashire and Yorkshire boundary a try. Coming soon is also a new cycle route following the Rochdale to Rawtenstall old railway line.
Below you'll find personally recommended cycling cafes and coffee stops within Lancashire, along with our very own cycle routes, including GPX files for those looking to visit the area and explore by bike.
Each cafe has been meticulously reviewed and visited to ensure you know everything from how good the coffee and cake selection is, how easy it is to store your bike, affordability and whether it's suitable for cycling groups.