Saturday 24th July 2021 10:00am

Starting from - PR1 4LX. The start point is off London Road ( the A6 ) turn into esplanade and follow the River Ribble as far as you can , you will then come to playing fields ( Frenchwood Recreation area )) follow the road to the end , you will see the car park . Please note there is a height restriction so if you have a roof mounted bike rack or high level bike carrier you will not get under ! Note the postcode is not exact and may not take you to the car park , so allow extra time to find it . What three words is a great app , if you download it for free , and enter this /// It should take you to the start . PR1 4LX

This The F C's - Friendly Cyclists ride is open for anyone to join

  • 35.3 miles
  • All bike types
  • 5 hr 10 mins
  • Challenging
  • Preston
  • Adults 16+ only

Starting point


This was a ride created by one of the original FCs who passed away , I spent a couple of days with him doing recce rides when he knew he had been diagnosed with a terminal condition . He was a lovely fella and could shift when he wanted to on his Planet X carbon road bike !
This was one of the routes he created and asked if we would continue to to it as a memorial ride . It is a great ride to Lytham from Preston . All roads and a bit of cycle path .
We ride from Frenchwood recreation area along the guild wheel where we detour after rivers way through Kirkham and over to Lytham where we have lunch at the Lowther Pavillion .
We will ride at a pace around 9-11 mph mainly on roads and smooth cycle paths . Please make sure you have enough cash to get you back to the start if you feel unwell or have a mechanical that we cannot rectify . We will not cut the ride short .

Route rating

5 stars (2) Reviews

From Preston to Lytham For lunch

tarmac cyclepaths and roads

Lytham Windmill , Lowther Pavillion

bike , helmet , lock , innertubes , pump , money for lunch , suitable clothing for the days weather

We never leave anyone behind

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