Les Tour de Lancs - Strong Plus

Sunday 18th November 2012 at 9.00am 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
Under the guilded arched gated entrance to Whitehall Park Entrance corner of Bolton Road and Queens Road BB3 2LZ
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.
2 hours 30 mins  (1 hours 50 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.
Suitable for Child Trailers
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders

Blackburn with Darwen

What other riders think of this route

Sky Ride Local in Blackburn with Darwen

Challenging rides on the road for adults only If you've been riding a road bike for a while, and perhaps been thinking about joining a cycling club, these rides – brand new for 2012 – are for you. The prospect of a speedy pace over twenty to fifty miles, and the strong likelihood of some hills thrown in along the way, means our Ride Strong Plus rides are not for the faint-hearted.

Le Tour de Lancs rewards you with breathtaking views of the many towers and follies of Lancashire from Darwen tower to Holcombe. But you have to work for it! Put your hill climbing to the test and enjoy the relaxed descents through beautiful villages and superb countryside. Some busier roads, so if you're looking for tips on riding on the roads you're in great hands with your experienced and confident Ride Leaders. Come ride with us in hilly and lovely Lancashire!

If you've already tried one of our Ride Strong Plus rides and you're ready for the next challenge, why not try a British Cycling Sportive?

Additional Information

As these are adult only rides, designed for cyclists progressing from the standard Ride Strong level, the pace of the ride could increase to 15mph at the discretion of the Ride Leader.

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
Please bring equipment with you to repair punctures, Ride Leaders are there to help but are not responsible for your bike.
All rides leave at the time stated you must arrive early Ride Leaders will not wait.

Car Parking
Yes, at on road at Queens Rd and Whitehall Rd
Nearest Train Station
Darwen Train Station, 1.5 miles 
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at Mat the Landlord at the Park Inn Pub at 1 - 3 Cemetry Rd is happy for us to use the facilities. His number is 07812 997697. He is aware of what the ride is etc but each participant must ask permission of the staff  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Steven Hartley
    Steven Hartley Hi all I've been cycling on and off for the last ten years. This is my forth year as a ride leader and I'm back for more to help others enjoy cycling. I see it as a good social event as well as a great way to get fit and stay in shape.
  • Keith Singleton
    Keith Singleton A keen year round cyclist, with a good milage under my belt, cycle to work a great deal, and get out at every availible oppurtunity. love the outdoors and fresh air, get satisfaction from passing my knowledge ansd skillls on, to enable other people to enjoy cycling.

Rider Comments on the Route

  • Andrew Rankin Wednesday 30th July
  • Geoff Ind Wednesday 30th July
  • Sandra Green Saturday 19th July

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