A 21 miles of greenway around Preston opened to celebrate the 2012 Guild. The new route circles Preston, linking the city to the countryside and river. Highlights of the route include the section of the route along the river from Preston Docks to Brockholes Nature Reserve by the M6.
There are linking traffic free routes from South Ribble.
There are riverside pubs and cafes to stop on the way. Attractions on the route include:
Stop for a break by Preston Dock, or ride down to the Bull Nose where the Dock enters the River Ribble. Once Europe's largest single dock basin, Preston Dock offers a lively waterside scene with a marina and dockside pubs.
Cycle past two historic city centre parks alongside the riverside path. There is a café in Avenham Park.
Try you hand at BMX at Preston's national standard track. Home of Preston Pirates BMX Club.
Cycle through idyllic riverside woods, alive with birdsong in the spring, were you can forgot that you are in a city.
Visit Lancashire Wildlife Trust's magnificent new nature reserve by the River Ribble. With family-friendly bird watching hides, an adventure play area and a magnificent floating visitor centre and cafe, it is well worth cycling to.