Ride Directory

Edited Nick of Pendle Hill Climb

Looking for some inspiration. Below is a directory of popular cycling routes around Lancashire all departing from Croston Sports Club, feel free to use and download.

2019 Winter Routes

On a Tuesday evening one of three routes will be selected (Winter CV2, CV3 or CV4) depending upon the weather conditions on the evening.

On a Thursday we will stick to one route throughout the winter season Winter CV1 until spring.

This year for each route we have also completed a risk assessment to identify some of the key risks and actions required to minimise these. Please ensure you read these everyones safety. Please note the roads are a very dynamic enviroment and these do not cover all risks, as usually please be sensible and aware of your surroundings and adjust ride speeds to suit the conditions. We will shortly publish a reminder on winter riding etiquette to support with this.

Winter CV1 – Thursday


Risk Assessment Winter CV1

Winter CV2 – Cobbs Brow


Risk Assessment for Winter CV2 Cobbs Brow

Winter CV3 – Hunters


Risk Assessment for Winter CV3 Hunters Hill

Winter CV4 – Banks


Risk Assessment for Winter CV4 Banks

2019 Summer Weekday routes – This year the club will have 10 set routes for the Tuesday and Thursday rides which are titled CV1 – CV10 (There are two optional extras also which are hillier routes for those fantastic summer evenings and if those present are keen). In order to make things more straightforward for members you should be able to download all of these routes you your Garmin (or other GPS device) now and then the chosen route will be published via social media the evening before the ride. This way it will ensure you don’t have to go through the effort of downloading a new route every week.

CV1 – 30 miles, 1100 ft of climbing (a sting in the tail with an ‘optional’ climb of Stoney Lane)


CV2 – 30.5 miles, 700 ft of climbing (Clieves Hill Classic – largely flat with a small climb)


CV3 – 27.7 miles, 550ft of climbing (Flat taking in the North Road and Martin Mere Loops)


CV4 – 25.8 miles, 1400 ft of climbing (Ashurst Beacon and Apply Bridge climbs)


CV5 – 28.5 miles, 1000 ft of climbing (Largely flat, elevation is deceptive due to a few drags)


CV6 – 35.4 miles, 1500 ft of climbing (Ashurst Beacon and Crank Road/Billinge Hill)


CV7 – 26.1 miles, 1000 ft of climbing (Lees Lane and Apply Bridge)


CV8 – 29 miles with 684 ft of climbing (out to Wrightington and back out to Longton)


CV9 – 34.1 miles, 600 ft of climbing (Flat all the way – out to Birkdale)


CV10 – 33 miles, 400 ft of climbing (Even Flatter all the way! Southport classic loop)


CV11 – 27.8 miles, 1600 ft of climbing (Lumpy one over Anglezarke)


CV12 – 25 miles, 1700 ft of climbing (Hunters, Roby Mill and Stoney)


20 – 30 miles

https://www.strava.com/routes/3465690 – 27 miles and 941 ft of ascent

https://www.strava.com/routes/3586609 – 26.8 miles and 689 ft of ascent

https://www.strava.com/routes/3415416 – 28.2 miles and 569 ft of ascent

30 – 40 miles

https://www.strava.com/routes/2067176 – 35.2 miles and 1569 ft of ascent

https://www.strava.com/routes/2109301 – 38.5 miles and 735 ft of ascent

https://www.strava.com/routes/2129567 – 34.3 miles and 1857 ft of ascent

https://www.strava.com/routes/2206000 – 39.1 miles and 2694 ft of ascent

https://www.strava.com/routes/2251747 – 35.3 miles and 1292 ft of ascent

40 – 50 miles

https://www.strava.com/routes/2108835 – 40.3 miles and 1959 ft of ascent

https://www.strava.com/routes/2627063 – 44.9 miles and 1011 ft of ascent

https://www.strava.com/routes/2838183 – 42.2 miles and 2673 ft of ascent

https://www.strava.com/routes/2838115 – 48.2 miles and 3182 ft of ascent

50 – 60 miles

https://www.strava.com/routes/3388104 – 55.6 miles and 4221 ft of ascent

https://www.strava.com/routes/2995739 – 57.9 miles and 3378 ft of ascent

https://www.strava.com/routes/3195679 – 51.5 miles and 4444 ft of ascent

60 – 80 miles

https://www.strava.com/routes/3149120 – 60.2 miles and 1950 ft of ascent

https://www.strava.com/routes/2741189 – 78.9 miles and 6015 ft of ascent

80 miles +

https://www.strava.com/routes/2741052 – 82.2 miles and 4149 ft of ascent

https://www.strava.com/routes/2741136 – 89.9 miles and 6967 ft of ascent


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