Lytham Loop

Wednesday 16th October 2013 at 6.00pm 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
Lytham Windmill  FY8 5LD
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.
3 hours 0 mins  (2 hours 0 mins cycling)
Breeze Bike Rides
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders

Fylde

Breeze Bike Rides in Fylde

NB: Between September to April you will need good working lights on these rides (spare batteries are also advised).

Between these dates, our evening rides are mostly in dark conditions!

These descriptions are subject to the ability of riders attending and weather conditions;

We live on the coast, and if it's windy, the coastal route isn't the best route to cycle. So, have a look at this 'idealised' route but please be aware that it will be adapted to suit: riders attending and weather conditions, and may not visit the stated locations or hit the listed mileage.

About the Lytham Loop

Lytham Loop rides are for those of you who want a slightly longer ride than our Coaster’s ride offers, but shorter and slower than our Long Lytham Loop. If you feel confident on road sections, and want to take a steady ride along flat, largely traffic-free routes with a few traffic calmed country lanes, the Lytham Loops is set at a relaxed adult pace of 12-14mph.

You will be guided, from Lytham Windmill through Lytham to access our back lanes from Green Drive – a beautiful kilometre of cool green avenue. From there, we’ll connect with as many Traffic Calm back lanes to a suitale watering hole before returning.

Our favoured returns are through the back lanes around Singleton, Weeton, Kirham, Wrea Green, and Moss Side. We sniff out all the local’s hidden back lanes and, if we've got any energy left, we’ll have a short ‘warm down’ in the park just before the end of the ride. We aim to be back at the windmill for around 9pm give or take half-an-hour.

It's important to keep the group tight, so we maintain a mutual cycling pace, which is not fast. We try to gauge what is comfortable in order for new riders to gradually progress in speed and ability and join our more challenging Longer Loops. Experienced riders would definitely enjoy the conversational pace of these rides as they can be very relaxing.

We meet at Lytham Windmill, starting with a few stretch techniques and bike-checks at 6pm.

We begin the ride at 6.30 prompt. If you are an experienced rider, please join us at 6 to share any personal hints and tips with others during bike-checks.

Please also be sure to bring an extra windproof or waterproof layer and suncream (even in the winter)

 NOTE: We advocate helmet wearing but it is your choice whether you wear a helmet or not. These are strictly Women Only rides with the lowest female age bracket is set at 16 years.

You’ll need bike lighst and spare batteries, and some money…

…for a snack.

If you have any questions please contact us at lytham.breeze@facebook.comIf you are running late on the date please call Di on 07784272787Look forward to seeing you there!

Our Other Rides:

Coaster Rides are around 15 miles in 3 hours with about a half-hour stop. They run fortnightly from May to September, on alternate Wednesdays.Lytham Loop Rides are around 25 miles in 3 hours with about a half-hour stop. They are held weekly during the winter, and fortnightly during the summer, on alternate Wednesdays.Lytham Longer Loop Rides are around 35 miles in 3 hours with a lunch stop. They are held on the first Saturday of each month.

Don’t forget…. Breeze are on a mission to spread the word about their rides, and need your help. If you introduce one friend who goes on to take part in a Breeze ride, you’ll receive a Breeze water bottle, introduce a second friend, you’ll be the proud owner of one of their swish Breeze Buffs, and introduce a third friend and Breeze will send you £15 of Love2Shop vouchers. Read the article on the homepage for more information.

Starting Point
Lytham Windmill 
Starting Postcode
FY8 5LD

Meet the Champions

  • Di Hickman
    Di Hickman Like most of us, I graduated through from trike to stabiliser-bike, finally emerging as a cyclist when my father let go of my saddle with one final push. My bikes were hand-me-downs, but they gave me independence; took me far beyond the country lanes to other villages and towns. What I like now, about getting on my bike is the nostalgia of childhood freedom; working the lungs, breathing, seeing, sharing. On lone days I can often be seen along the 30km stretch of shoreline that starts in Lytham and ends in Fleetwood. A favourite of mine; I catch the ferry over to Knott End and continue along the desolate wash of Cockerham and up to Lancaster. I'm 49, a Shropshire Lass, and I share my rides with anyone who wants to discover their inner cyclist. I’m particularly interested in anyone who feels they encounter a barrier that prevents them from cycling. Please get in touch if you: • haven’t touched a bike since you were young • don’t own a bike • don’t think you can ride • think weight might get in the way • are concerned about your ability to ride • Are worried about socialising • don’t know how you’d start to approaching cycling but want to If you have any questions please contact us at lytham.breeze@facebook.com If you are running late on the date please call Di on 07784272787 Look forward to seeing you at the windmill!

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