Sunday 21st November 2021 9:30am

Starting from - Meet at Astley Park Gates, Chorley PR7 1JU at 9.30 a.m. on Sunday 21st November.
Car Parking is conveniently located on Queens Road car park, PR7 1JU. This is next to the park gates. Turn right immediately after the park gates when entering Chorley from the Preston direction or M61 junction 8. Parking is free (as it is a Sunday).
Further places on this ride are available on the Bus Stop Bikers Website:, PR7 1JU

This The All New Bus Stop Bikers Cycling Group ride is open for anyone to join

  • 46.4 miles
  • Hybrid (road tyres), Road
  • 4 hr 30 mins
  • Challenging
  • Chorley
  • Adults 16+ only

Starting point


The route is clockwise, through Astley Park to Euxton and via Back Lane to Eccleston. From here to Andertons Mill, Bispham Green, Hoscar and Burscough Bridge. From here you follow route 562 to Southport, entering Southport and crossing Lord Street and the Millennium Bridge to pass a short distance along the Promenade before turning inland to Hesketh Park. Thence to the Botanic Gardens at Churchtown and through Crossens to follow the main road cycle path to route 91 at Mere brow. The final section is along he cycle path through Sollom to Croston, then Euxton, returning to Astley Park.
The ride is challenging only in distance.
Total distance is 47 miles and a pretty flat route.

Route rating

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A fairly flat and quiet route to include various features of the holiday town of Southport

Mostly quiet roads, on road cycle routes and paths and well surfaced farm lanes.

There are several potential cafe stops for lunch, viz: Merlin's Bakery Cafe at 15 miles, The Farm Burscough at 17 miles, Silcock's fish and chip cafe at 25 miles, Hesketh Park cafe at 27 miles and the Botanic gardens cafe at 29 miles. Hopefully one of them will be open!

Helmets are always advisable, but NOT compulsory. Please bring the usual emergency tools and puncture repair equipment together with a mask in case one is required. Emergency or daytime running lights are recommended. Weather is predicted to be dry and sunny, but fridge temperature; so warm clothing required.

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