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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.

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council in connection with the Connect Project have introduced some new cycle routes. These will eventually link with the new Wittom Wheel, an exciting project creating a loop around the Borough with "spokes" linking to key areas. Work should start on the Witton Wheel in 2015.

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 Community Cycling Club ** New 2015**

Witton Park Community Cycling Club provides opportunities for the general public to better their skills, hire a bike and meet new people.

Wednesday evenings at Witton Park Cycling Centre are now the home of the Community Cycling Club. Come down anytime between 4:00pm till 8:00pm to learn to ride, improve your skills with our resident British Cycling coach or just take the opportunity to enjoy a ride around the park.

May to September, Wednesdays  4:00-8:00pm

For other sessions and services check out our leaflet below.

Witton Park Cycle Leaflet

New for 2014 is Bike & Go  -  an ingenious new 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.

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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