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Cycling and Riding

Cycling is a great way to get around - whether you are an experienced cyclist or just looking for a gentle ride out, you'll find something for everyone in the Blackburn with Darwen area.

New Routes:

Billinge Hill & Pleasington

Billinge Woods Mountain Bike Route

Circuit of Darwen

Darwen Moors

Feniscliffe Circuit

The following leaflets and maps are also available: 

Cycling routes in Blackburn with Darwen - 6 great routes to download for all levels

Town centre cycling map  An interactive map of the area showing on & off road cycle routes.

Cycling into Railway history - a self guide leaflet exploring rail history and other historical features from Witton Country Park to Clitheroe.

As part of Blackburn with Darwen Council's commitment to encourage cycling and improve levels of physical activity amongst children and adults, new mountain bike trails have been created in Billinge Woods, Witton Country Park.

The new trails form a figure of eight loop within the woods and are designed to offer cyclists a challenging and technical cycling experience catering for experienced and also budding mountain bike riders. The two trails 'Tricky sixty' and 'Trail of two trees' are both approximately 600m in length and when completed as a circuit offer cyclists roughly 2 miles of mountain biking pleasure.

Witton Park Cycle Centre

Regular cycling can help you lose weight, reduce stress & improve your fitness. 

At Witton Park Cycle Centre you can hire a variety of bikes (& helmets), including adaped cycles & children's bikes. If you have never riden before don't worry as there are instructors who can help.

They also hold seesions to help if you've not been on a bike for a while & need to gain a bit of confidence before hitting the open roads, 

For details of these & other sessions please check out their leaflet below: 

Witton Park Cycle Leaflet (June 2018)

 Bike & Go  is an ingenious scheme that lets you hire a bike from participating train stations and continue your journey quickly and easily under your own steam. No walking, no waiting - just get on your Bike & Go! Travellers can rent one of 10 new bikes on offer at Blackburn railway station.

Visitors need to register on the ‘bike and go’ website and pay an annual subscription of £10, which allows them to hire bikes from any of the 50 participating stations in the UK.  www.bikeandgo.co.uk

The green scheme hopes to encourage those entering the town via train to then travel to their destination using the bikes, reducing carbon emissions and promoting exercise.

After paying the annual fee, cyclists then need to collect a key for a bike from the ticket office, where they will be charged £3.80 to hire it for 24 hours.

 For more information about the Council's Cycling Policy & further routes around the Borough see their web site .

And remember - you can park your bike for FREE in Blackburn and Darwen! For more information contact the Transport Policy Team 01254 585776 or click here

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