Mawdesley
169 metres climb
Risk assessed route
Distance - 14.7 miles
Bike suitability - All bike types
Route rating
4.5 stars
(41 reviews)
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Starting point

Mawdesley Village Hall
Hurst Green,
Mawdesley
Lancashire
L40 2QT

Mawdesley Village Hall

This route is a loop in the mostly quiet lanes around the picturesque villages of Mawdesley, Bispham Green, Heskin and Eccleston. The route is fairly flat, with a few gentle ups and downs as you skirt around the northern slopes of Parbold Hill. Local residents to look out for include the herd of Highland Cows alluded to in the title of the ride. They seem to cope well enough despite the lower altitudes here compared to their more usual habitats! Likely to be moving faster than the cattle and therefore harder to spot is Tour de France winner, multiple Olympic Gold medalist and former Sports Personality of the year Sir Bradley Wiggins, whose home is very close to the route.