Cycle Routes in and around Cheshire

Middlewood Way

  • 20.3 mi
  • 401 ft
  • Gentle

Lyme Loop

  • 12.5 mi
  • 706 ft
  • Moderate

Upper Peak Forest Canal

  • 13.3 mi
  • 56 ft
  • Gentle

Quarry Bank By Bike

  • 16.6 mi
  • 496 ft
  • Gentle

Lyme Lanes

  • 12 mi
  • 984 ft
  • Moderate

Beginners’ Brickworks

  • 18.4 mi
  • 1662 ft
  • Challenging

Wood Lanes off Middlewood

  • 12.5 mi
  • 528 ft
  • Gentle

Goyt Valley Grinder

  • 17.6 mi
  • 1930 ft
  • Challenging

Mills and Brows

  • 14.3 mi
  • 1218 ft
  • Moderate

Hidden Hills in High Peak

  • 23.1 mi
  • 3319 ft
  • Very Challenging

Cheshire Mountains of Macclesfield

  • 23.6 mi
  • 2987 ft
  • Very Challenging

Blog posts featuring Cheshire

Routes Cycling

Revised route: Goyt Valley Grinder gets more Goyt, more gravel

With its stiff climbs, a spot of gravel and a brilliantly swooping descent, the Goyt Valley Grinder cycle route has long been my favourite quick spin up into the Peak District National Park. But as a stand-alone adventure it felt like it lacked a few extra miles and a final flourish. So now I’ve revised it for 2022, with more Goyt and more gravel!

Cycling Safety

BBC Countryfile’s criticised cycling safety report filmed on closed Long Hill road

Where better to talk to Dame Sarah Storey about cycling safety on fast rural roads than Derbyshire‘s A5004 Long Hill — briefly a cycling paradise while closed to most vehicles. So it was odd that the BBC’s Countryfile failed to mention this fact while using it for background footage in a piece that has been much-criticised online.

Cycling Features

22 Places to Cycle in 2022

Ready for another whole year of adventures by bike in and around the western edges of the Peak District? Whether it’s Derbyshire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester or all three, there are still so many cycling highlights ahead yet to be featured. But if you’re looking for fresh inspiration for your 2022 cycle heat map, let’s start here.