North Lincolnshire’s tranquil countryside is perfect for cycling with charming attractions and fascinating heritage sights along the way.
A warm welcome awaits riders of all abilities in the bustling market towns, riverside villages and quaint hamlets. There is no better way than on two wheels, to discover this area of natural beauty and rural tranquillity. Where the rolling chalk of the Lincolnshire Wolds meets the lush Ancholme Valley, the rich flood plains of the River Trent give spectacular views of the lower valley, and the famous Humber Bridge spans one of England’s mightiest estuaries.
For those who like to explore for themselves, the Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 Landranger Map 112 Scunthorpe & Gainsborough is recommended. However, if you would prefer a more detailed itinerary and like to discover more about the area, why not request a free copy of the Cycle Routes or download a copy by clicking here. Each route details places of interest and best viewpoints, sources of refreshments and suitability, be it for road, hybrid or mountain bikes.
Whether you are looking for a pit stop or a delightful evening meal after your energetic day, dining in the area is a treat. From quaint tearooms with delicious homemade produce, country pubs with lovely views and award winning restaurants, you will be spoilt for choice.
For those looking to stay, the area prides itself on providing quality accommodation from simple bed and breakfasts, to boutique accommodation and a spa and golf resort. If looking to cater for yourself, you have the options of a cottage, converted chapel or even a yurt. Local campsites range from basic to five star. Whatever your preference, there are options for all and the local accommodation assessment scheme Quality North Lincolnshire offers you an assurance of a quality stay.
Download free cycle routes for North Lincolnshire by clicking here or call Brigg Tourist Information Centre on 01652 657053 to have a cycle route pack posted out to you.
Take a look back at some of our favourite bits from the past 12 months!
– 15,000 people watched the City of Culture fireworks from Waters’ Edge in Barton
– In February, Treasured City opened at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre
– North Lincolnshire hosted stage three of the Tour of Britain
The possibilities are endless when you visit North Lincolnshire. You could be planning a day out for the family, a romantic getaway or shopping trip. Want to try extreme sports and adventurous outdoor pursuits?… You can! Want to chill out with a visit to a luxurious spa and golf resort?… You can! Want to stay in “Quality” accommodation?… You can! North Lincolnshire has it all, rich in heritage, culture and the arts with an abundance of green open space.
The start of Stage 3 will begin at Normanby Hall Country Park and finish in Scunthorpe outside Central Park. Our stage is very spectator friendly with the whole race staying within the North Lincs boundary, so be prepared to get your flags and banners out on multiple occasions. On race day there will be plenty to do for all ages with entertainment, a range of stalls and fun activities. For further information on the route take a look at our own North Lincs Tour of Britain website with details on the proposed route, showing places of interest you can cycle past and North Lincolnshire’s cycle routes for those shortcuts on the race day – www.nltour.co.uk.
North Lincs ToB website also provides details on sponsorship packages for local businesses large or small to get involved in this fantastic opportunity, whether it be a main sponsor or In Kind sponsorship. Keep an eye out on a community pack coming soon, demonstrating on how local communities can partake in this exciting event. From spray painting bikes in the local stage colours of green and blue to creating artistic bicycle sculptures and fun aerial images that will be filmed and shown on TV.
Not only will Stage 3 be a day to put in our diary but we will also be holding a ‘Cycling Extravaganza’ in August at Normanby Hall and North Lincs Tour of Britain Sportive in the coming months. For all up to date information sign up to our newsletter on our website.
If you have any questions about the race day, or fancy signing up to be a volunteer or a local business that wants to get involved contact the North Lincs Tour of Britain Team at TOB@northlincs.gov.uk or 01724 296830.