On yer bike!

Relaxing rides or tough terrain trails

A journey of discovery awaits cyclists of all levels in Ribble Valley from gentle rides through picturesque villages to the high-octane thrills of the area’s rugged forests and fells.

Traffic-free routes, challenging landscapes and cycle-friendly cafés provide everything you’ll need to enjoy your day in the saddle.

One of the top spots for off-road bike fans is Gisburn Forest – the largest forest in Lancashire – where there are a number of purpose-built trails to challenge you.

Start at the Gisburn Forest Hub car park, picnic site and café. Before setting off, you can try the Skills Loop which is located by the stone wall circle at Gisburn Forest Hub, built for practising and perfecting new riding skills before setting off on one of the trails.

The Blue Grade (Bottoms Beck/moderate 9.5km) is suitable for novices and younger riders, the Red Grade (The 8, difficult, 18km), is a roller-coaster ride down Hully Gully. Finally the Orange Grade (Bike Park, 0.5km) is called Hope Line and Leap of Faith – which is just that – so hold on tight to those handlebars!

For a peaceful ride, head to the isolated fells where magnificent scenery meets solitude. There is plenty of safety advice available at Gisburn Forest Hub, giving emergency numbers and the co-ordinates of various remote locations for experienced cyclists going off-track.

For more information please visit the Gisburn Forest Hub.

Adventure Cycling Company

The Adventure Cycling company is the provider of unique cycle tours in the heart of the Ribble Valley, Lancashire.

Please visit – for more information.

Email: info@adventurecyclingcompany   Tel: 07743394165

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Cycling Friendly Accommodation

Angram Green Farm
Best Western Higher Trapp Hotel
The Gibbon Bridge Hotel
Middle Flass Lodge
The Rowan Tree
Spread Eagle
Stirk House

Waddow Hall


Bent House Farm Cottage
Lowsun Lodges
Ramsclough Barn

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