The Parish of Caton-with-Littledale lies within the boundaries of the City of Lancaster which was one of the first six places in the country to be named a ‘cycling demonstration’ town. Lancaster hopes to encourage even more people to get on their bikes and enjoy all the benefits cycling brings. They have produced a guide – Cycling guide for all in Morecambe, Lancaster and Lune Valley
Caton-with-Littledale has secure locking rails for bicycles in the following locations:
- Victoria Institute in Caton
- In front of the Co-op on Hornby Road
- Close to the shops on Sycamore Road, Brookhouse
These rails are only as good as the locks and the method you use to secure your bike. Make sure you remove valuables from your bike before you leave it as the Parish Council can not be responsible for any loss, however caused.
Lune Millenium Park
The Lune Millenium Park is an smooth, hard surfaced path that runs the 10km (6 miles approx.) from Caton to Lancaster (and beyond). The path follows the course of a disused railway and so is relatively level. As the path is mixed use, cyclists will come across walkers, maybe with pushchairs and children.
If you’re in Lancaster, this cycleway offers a great way of getting out to Caton & Brookhouse to enjoy all we have to offer.
Please show care for walkers by cycling at a moderate pace and slowing down as you approach walkers. Use your bell to alert walkers of your presence and thank them for their consideration.
It is possible to continue through Lancaster all the way to Glasson Dock although that section has a gravel surface in places.
Bowland by Bike
Beautiful unspoilt countryside, picturesque villages, dramatic open moorland incised by steep valleys, and outstanding scenery – all waiting to be explored. What better way to do it than by bike. Silently travelling around this area of outstanding natural beauty under your own power, coming across hidden gems around every corner, this truly is a spectacular area for biking enthusiasts of all types and levels. Download the Bowland By Bike routes leaflet
Regional Route 90 forms the Northern Loop of the Lancashire Cycleway which passes through Caton-with-Littledale. View an outline of the Northern Loop – pdf 461kb
The Lancashire Cycleway comprises two circular routes which meet in the historic village of Whalley in the Ribble Valley. The Cycleway follows minor roads, where possible and takes you through a host of different landscapes from the rugged Bowland Hills and West Pennine Moors to the rich pastures of the Fylde Plain and the outstanding coastal scenery at Silverdale. Part of the Cycleway at Rivington was used in the 2001 Commonwealth Games.
The Cycleway is around 260 miles long. You can do the Cycleway as one long tour or in two halves. You can also base short rides on the Cycleway. On some roads you will see more sheep than traffic. Parts of the Cycleway are as remote as anywhere in the country.
Members of the Cyclists’ Touring Club and Friends of the Earth set up the Cycleway to provide a scenic tour of the county. There are links with the Cumbria Cycleway.
Look out for events based on the Lancashire Cycleway, join a charity ride or book an organised tour with a cycling holiday company. Look on the internet or in the cycling press for details.
With attractive scenery, the Lancashire Cycleway is a challenging and rewarding route to complete.
A guidebook to Lancashire Cycleway by Jon Sparks, an acclaimed photographer and writer based in Lancaster, is available from good bookshops and information offices or direct from the publishers. Jon has many years of cycling experience including utility riding, touring and racing. The book is illustrated in full colour throughout, with maps and route profiles. It gives a full description of the route, notes on where to find accommodation and food, and masses of information about places of interest on the way.
Fancy taking cycling more seriously?
British Cycling is the internationally recognised governing body of cycling in the UK. It administers the following disciplines: BMX, Cycle Speedway, Cyclo-Cross, Mountain Bike, Road and Track. As the governing body of cycling, British Cycling has a range of responsibilities, which, for operational purposes, the organisation groups under two main headings – excellence and participation.
Cyclists Touring Club
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Sustrans is a leading UK charity enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day.
Sustrans works with communities, policy-makers and partner organisations so that people can choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys and enjoy better, safer spaces to live in. All over the UK, we make a positive difference to people’s lives.
We help people think about and change the travel choices they make. Through our work to create better walking and cycling links, including the National Cycle Network, we’re providing the space to make sure sustainable travel is not just a choice: it’s the most obvious and convenient option.
Local Cycling Clubs
- Lune Racing Cycling Club – Lancaster cycling club dedicated to road racing.
- Lancaster Cycling Club – Lancaster cycling club dedicated to time trials.
- Salt Ayre Cog Set – Cycling club for young people (aged 6-18) based in the Lancaster-Morecambe area
- Bog Trotter Mountain Bike Club – Based in Lancaster organising Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday evening & weekend rides for all MTBers
- Lancaster Cyclists Touring Club – Cycle touring from Lancaster most Sundays
- The Rough Stuff Fellowship – The Rough-
Stuff Fellowship is a cycling organisation dedicated to the pursuit of cycling on bridleways, byways, drove roads and tracks on ordinary bikes!
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