This area of the north west Fylde Coast is quite flat, so apart from the odd gentle incline, you won’t face any proper hills!
If you are here on holiday and haven’t brought a bike with you, you can now hire one from points throughout Blackpool. The nearest stations are on the promenade at the southern end of Cleveleys at Anchorsholme.
You can find out how to hire one of the Blackpool bikes at this link.
‘Sunday Riders’ who want a short route, can pop onto the promenade and cycle as far as they like in either direction. It’s a designated cycle trackfrom Fleetwood to Blackpool, so you can legally cycle in safety on the promenade. (Be courteous to users of the promenade, and warn people that you are passing).
If you’re a bit more adventurous and want a longer ride, the coast at Cleveleys is a continuation of Sustrans Cycle Route 62 – Preston to Lytham St Annes to Blackpool.
Details here about Cycle Route 62 from the Sustrans website.
If you prefer solitude you might prefer a northerly direction heading towards Fleetwood. Head through the Five Bar Gate on Rossall Promenade onto the Lancashire Coastal Way, and you’ll ride the coast from Cleveleys to Fleetwood.
The first couple of miles are concrete sea defences built after the floods in 1977. Then the concrete drops away at the side of Fleetwood Golf Course and opens out into sand dunes and a coastal path. You’ll pass Rossall Point where there is an old lifeguard look out station which is being re-built as part of the Sea Change project, and carry on round the peninsula to the beach huts and sea front at Fleetwood where you can re-fuel at a number of cafes.
You can come back the way you came, or head across a short stretch of water to Knott End and beyond, on the ferry which runs year round from the Esplanade at Fleetwood. Click here for ferry times.
The whole of the Fylde Coast enjoys beautiful scenery, and the Wyre section at Cleveleys is no exception. Fabulous!
Cycling on the prom at Cleveleys
Miles of promenade to cycle on at Cleveleys!