Saturday 19th April 2014 10:15am

Starting from - Glasson Dock is on the Lune Estuary, 4 miles (6.4km) south west of Lancaster. It is easily reached from Lancaster, or Cockerham to the south along the A588, but for our purposes take the M6 to Junction 33. Go north up the A6 to Galgate. Turn left at the lights and drive to the large car park in Glasson Dock. Simples! It’s about 45 mins from the Reebok Stadium on the M61. LA2 0AW

This ride is closed to members of Team Potty Mouth group only

  • 20 miles
  • All bike types
  • 4 hr

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Glasson Dock is on the Lune Estuary, 4 miles (6.4km) south west of Lancaster. It is easily reached from Lancaster, or Cockerham to the south along the A588, but for our purposes take the M6 to Junction 33. Go north up the A6 to Galgate. Turn left at the lights and drive to the large car park in Glasson Dock. Simples! It’s about 45 mins from the Reebok Stadium on the M61.

Come and join team Potty-Mouth on a glorious 20 mile circular ride to the city of Lancaster. The route is almost entirely off road and largely flat, except for a smooth gravelled climb onto the breathtaking Lune Aqueduct and a steep downhill tarmac section to re-join the estuary on our return. We meet at Glasson Dock, with its famous Port of Lancaster Smokehouse where you can buy smoked meat, fish and other delicacies. From here we follow the old rail track alongside the Lune estuary into the city before passing the spectacular Millennium footbridge and then on surfaced cycle routes through the city until we reach the aqueduct. Here we climb the 61 foot rise onto the Lancaster Canal. We’ll cycle along the towpath, calling in for a well-deserved libation at the Water Witch canal side pub. Then we follow the canal towards the hamlet of Aldcliffe and retrace our path back towards Glasson, calling for yet another well-deserved libation and possibly a snack at the Café de Lune at Condor Green. This is a beautiful ride taking in stunning scenery, coastal views to the Lake District and a well maintained canal towpath for good measure.

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