Cycle Routes in and around Greater Manchester

Middlewood Way

  • 20.3 mi
  • 401 ft
  • Gentle

Lyme Loop

  • 12.5 mi
  • 706 ft
  • Moderate

Alan Newton Way

  • 9.2 mi
  • 336 ft
  • Gentle

Over Hills Around New Mills

  • 10.6 mi
  • 1358 ft
  • Challenging

Upper Peak Forest Canal

  • 13.3 mi
  • 56 ft
  • Gentle

Lyme Lanes

  • 12 mi
  • 984 ft
  • Moderate

Wood Lanes off Middlewood

  • 12.5 mi
  • 528 ft
  • Gentle

Mills and Brows

  • 14.3 mi
  • 1218 ft
  • Moderate

Tame Vales and Valleys

  • 15.6 mi
  • 739 ft
  • Gentle

Blog posts featuring Greater Manchester

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.