Cycle routes are mainly pointed out by signs and markings. They may be either on the road or on footpaths. When cycle routes are on footpaths they are either shared with or set apart from from pedestrians, or on specially designated cycle paths.
The Sustrans Route 1 and 169, which are part of the National Cycle Network, pass through North Lincolnshire. Route 169 'The Ridgeway' [PDF, 4Mb] runs east to west along the ridge of Scunthorpe towards Normanby.
We have developed a network of 13 rural routes, ranging from six miles [PDF, 7Mb] to 50 miles [PDF, 5 MB] in length. The routes can be bought at any of our Local Links or Tourist Information Centres for £3.50.
Part of the Strategic Transport and Transport Planning Team's responsibility is to develop future cycle schemes, monitor cycle data and map new routes. We promote cycling to schools, health authorities, businesses and the general public. We also seek funding for future cycle schemes across North Lincolnshire.
The Road Safety Team is responsible for providing cycle training through primary schools for children aged 10 and over. We can also provide help and advice on cycling in general.
The North Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership produces the Off Road Shared Cycle and Pedestrian Routes User Guide [PDF, 578Kb]. This gives essential information for the safe use of the many shared facilities in North Lincolnshire.
Sky Rides and Breeze
For more information on Sky Rides and Breeze Rides in North Lincolnshire visit the Sky Ride website.
Cycling is a great way to improve your health and fitness and Sky Rides will get you going again even if it is many years since you last got on a bike. These accompanied rides, led by experienced cyclists, are aimed at different levels, from new starters to those who are frequent riders and looking for something more challenging. They are great fun, healthy and encourage the whole family to get involved.
Breeze is a female only scheme, aimed at encouraging women to take up cycling. The rides vary in length, but offer a fun day out and are led by experienced female riders. Cycling is a great way to stay healthy and fit and these rides can give you the confidence to get back on your bike, even if you haven’t cycled for years.
Urban Cycle Guide
The Urban Cycling Guide has been developed for adult riders, which advises about techniques and information to help you keep safe while riding in an urban environment.
Find the Urban Cycle Guide on YouTube or contact the Road Safety Team for a free DVD.
You can also download the latest cycling app. Jamie Sharpe from Team HOPE gives tips and techniques for riding Britain's rural roads, as he rides the 2014 Tour route in Yorkshire. The app is available free from the App Store and Google Play.