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Routes & Information                              

End to End Cycle Route

Is this the ultimate cycle route in the UK? Nick Mitchell has written a guide to the Lands End to John O’Groats route after his first traverse in 2002. He now organises and guides cyclists on this 16 day adventure which travels through Newton in Bowland and he likes to stay at Clerk Laithe Lodge!

Some say that the Forest of Bowland is a cyclists dream. With its outstanding, sometimes stunning scenery it is rightly a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). From picturesque villages and quiet country lanes to bleak moorland and rugged valleys with challenging routes - there are roads, routes and mountain bike trails for cyclists of all levels. Some are even dotted with hostelries and tea rooms !

For those of you who would like to hire a Touring Bike or Mountain Bike whilst at Clerk Laithe Lodge use the link below to make your booking.


Bowland for Cyclists

The Forest of Bowland website has a number of of cycle routes for you to download including a circular of nearby Pendle Hill

Lancashire Cycleway

The Cycleway is National Cycle Network routes 90 & 91 and the official start is in nearby Whalley. The northern and southern routes are each about 130 miles.and take you on a journey through Lancashires varied and at times challenging terrain.

There is a guide book to the cycleway by Jon Sparks and see the information page for the route by Lancashire County Council.

Gisburn Forest Bike Trails

These nearby trails are well known to MTB enthusiasts with routes for all ages and grades. Download the map and information.

British Cycling - Bowland and the Hodder Valley

The website is a starting point for information for all cyclists. Check out the Bowland and Hodder Valley Route.

Cycling in Lancashire

The Lancashire County Council website has a wealth of information on cycle routes in the county including locally in the Ribble Valley.

Visit Lancashire

The website offers information and downloadable cycle routes including some which are family friendly.

Ribble Valley Tourism Association

There are several local routes to download in the Things to Do section.

Touring Bike & Mountain Bike Hire                             

Cycle Adventure Company

The company specialise in Cycle Tours and Guided Rides in the Forest of Bowland and also offer Touring Bike and Mountain Bike Hire with Bikes delivered to and collected from Clerk Laithe Lodge.

The Forest of Bowland website has a number of of cycle routes for you to download including a circular of nearby Pendle Hill

The Green Jersey

Our local cycle shop in nearby Clitheroe  for your cycle spares and repairs - not to mention bikes, frames and clothing.

Local Cycle Shop                           


Touring Bikes                           

Stanforth Bikes

Should you be looking for a premium all-terrain touring bike then the Stanforth Kibo Expedition range could be your answer.