Tuesday 17th September 2013 6:00pm

Starting from - Tesco Extra Car Park, Accrington, BB5 1LN

  • 8 miles
  • All bike types
  • 1 hr 40 mins

Starting point

BB5 1LN

Tesco Extra Car Park, Accrington

Another little evening ride to set us up for dinner and/or ease away the post-work aches and pains. This is an ideal bike ride for beginners but more advanced cyclists are more than welcome - think of it as a stretch of the legs and a good chance to meet other friendly people. We'll start at the car park and make our way along a stretch of the Hyndburn Greenway before picking up the canal and heading in the Burnley direction and seeing how far we can go - keeping an eye on the sunset. The route is mainly on traffic free cycle paths or alongside the canal. There is one very short stretch along a residential street - you won't notice you're there it's so quiet and is ideal for a social, easy going ride. You'll need a hybrid or mountain bike as some parts of the towpath can be a bit rugged and please check the weather beforehand - waterproofs and/or warmer clothes are a good idea, especially for our rest/chat stop. Other good items are a spare inner tube, cycling gloves and a helmet (if you don't have a helmet please still come along, if you decide you enjoy cycling you may think about investing in one for the future). As it's getting into Autumn it would be a good idea to have some lights on your bike, we're not expecting it to be dark but it could be dusky. This is a leisurely, traffic-free route and, as such, it is good for confident children. All under 16s must be with a parent and all under 18s must wear a helmet. If you want to know more about the route please don't hesitate to get in touch via coupleofcornflakes@hotmail.co.uk or by joining our Facebook page on https://www.facebook.com/breeze.network.accrington

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