Guys and Tolls - on wheels

Sunday 27th January 2013 at 10.30am This is what time the ride will set off. It’s best to get to the starting point at least 15 minutes beforehand to avoid missing the start.

Starting Point & Postcode
Guys Thatched Hamlet - Bilsborrow (off the A6 between Preston and Garstang)  PR3 0RS
Overall Duration On a long ride, it’s sometimes good to have a little break in the middle, or maybe a catch up at the beginning or end to keep it sociable. This means that the overall ride duration may be longer than the actual cycling time.
4 hours 30 mins  (3 hours 30 mins cycling)
Bike Type You probably don’t want to drag your road bike across bumpy trails. Maybe you want to make the most of the suspension on your mountain bike. This helps you match your ride to your bike.
Mountain Bike, Hybrid (off road tyres), Hybrid (road tyres), Road 
Group Name
Numb Bums
Age Restrictions Not all rides are suitable for everyone. This will tell you if the ride is suitable for you and/or your friends and family.
Ride Social
Ride Social Rides organised by our social network for cyclists


Route Description

Ride Social in Preston

Picture of ride is here: Meet at Guys Thatched Hamlet, Bilsborrow – just off the A6 between Preston and Garstang about 1m south of Brock, and 2m north of Broughton. Head West along St Michael’s Road for 400m, then South (left) down Moss Lane for about 650m and road turns to the left onto Bensons Lane. South along Bensons Lane for 1km, then sharp right onto Eaves Lane. Food and drink stop – the Plough at Eaves. Excellent home cooked food (good beer, though a little early). Coffee is good too and their puddings are legendary, if a little expensive (I had one last Thursday – ok, 2!). Head right out of the Plough at Eaves up Eaves Lane, and follow the road round to the right until you go over a small hump bridge, and then turn right down Cinder Lane. At the end turn right onto the main Elswick Road, keeping going until you hit the Derby Arms at Elswick (tractor on roof). Keep to the right here – go through Inskip and then turn right after about 200m after you’ve been through Inskip, down Pinfold Lane. Keep going down Pinfold Lane and the road turns sharply to the right, through Long Wood. It turns into St Michaels Road, and you turn left when it hits the main road, and follow this road for just over 1m to the main Garstang Road. Go right, and then left on the bend in St Michaels, down Rawcliffe Road. Keep going until you see the Toll Bridge. If you want to cross the bridge and have a coffee/stop it’ll cost you 20p or so on a bike (and the same to get back!). Right from here up Lancaster Road, which is a very straight road – up to Skronkey, and when you hit the main road, do a right up Garstang Road opposite the Ellotson Arms (another pint stop). Garstang Road turns into Black Lane, which brings you through Nateby, down Kilcrash Lane (all the same road), then left at Longmoor Lane for about 400m to the main A6 again. From there, it’s about a 7km cycle down the main road, A6, or a cut-through Garstang to avoid the main roads (a little hiller though!). Overall this route is 26.27 miles (if you head straight down the A6 rather than stopping in Garstang) but unlike some others it’s pretty flat. If you’re doing this in one go at steady pace it should be less than 2 hours. If it’s at slow/er pace with two stops, set aside 4.5 hours for the ride.

Starting Point
Guys Thatched Hamlet - Bilsborrow (off the A6 between Preston and Garstang) 
Starting Postcode


This ride has been organised by a member of the public and British Cycling and Sky take no responsibility for the quality of the experience, please refer to the Terms and Conditions for more details.

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