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Cycle routes for everyone

There are bike rides for all ages, abilities and levels of confidence. So whether you are after a route for you and the kids at the weekend or fancy something more challenging have a look and see what you can find.

Copies of each leaflet can be picked up from your local Library or from the Cycle Hub at Grimsby Town Station.

If you enjoy these rides then please let us know. If you have any ideas for new routes, or want to share your favourite route with others then get in touch.

Cycle routes

Suitability – Adults and older children
Start Point – Bradley Football Development Centre, Bradley Road
Distance – 23miles (37km)
Ride time – 2hr 45mins
Terrain – Hilly

Refreshments available along the route.

The Bradley Wolds Loop is one of our longer rides. Starting at Bradley Football Centre the ride takes in many of the quiet lanes around the Lincolnshire Wolds.

The route takes you on a tour of some of the picturesque villages that sit in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

The route

  1. Leave the football centre car park and turn left along Bradley Road. Be aware that this can be a busy road so please take care
  2. At the mini-roundabout turn left heading towards Waltham
  3. Turn right at the first miniroundabout and go straight
    ahead at the second
  4. As you enter Brigsley keep to the main road and follow the road ahead through the village
  5. At the roundabout go straight ahead in the direction of East Ravendale
  6. At the crossroads go straight ahead
  7. As you pass through the village you’ll come to a fork in the road turn left off the main road
  8. Keep on this road for 1 ½ miles until you come to a right turn. Take this turn towards the Clickem Inn
  9. As you reach the pub turn left along the B1203
  10. Follow the road straight through the village of Swinhope
  11. Follow the B1203 until you reach the junction with Orford Road, turn right and follow this road towards Thoresway
  12. After crossing a small bridge turn right at the crossroads (follow the NCN Route 1 signs), then continue along this route to Croxby along the Sustrans NCN Route 1
  13. On the outskirts of Croxby go straight ahead back towards Beelsby
  14. After a further 1 ½ miles you’ll enter Beelsby. Leave NCN Route 1 here and turn right back towards Waltham
  15. Turn right then first left here. You are advised to use the small off road cycle path at this point. The A18 is a very busy road and cycling along it is not advised
  16. Pass through Barnoldby-leBeck and continue to the mini roundabout where you should turn left back up Bradley Road to the finish of the ride

Download the Bradley Wolds Loop Route (PDF, 2MB) .

Suitability –Adults and older children
Start Point 
–Grimsby Leisure Centre, Cromwell Road
Distance 
–12 miles (19km)
Ride time
 – 1hr 30min
Terrain 
–Flat

Refreshments available along the route.

This ride takes in great views across the Humber with its almost unique mix of wildlife and industry. Much of the ride is along the seawall away from traffic. As well as the river the ride also takes you through the local villages of Great Coates, Stallingborough and Healing.

The route

  1. Leave the Leisure centre grounds and turn left onto Cromwell Road
  2. To your left is a small cutting through to Great Coates. Please dismount and walk your bike through the cutting, at the end turn right and re-join the road along Station Road
  3. At the junction of Woad Lane and Moody Lane go straight ahead along the Public Bridleway towards the sea
  4. At the end of this path turn left and cycle along the seawall
  5. After approximately 1 ¼ miles turn left off the seawall. At this point you may need to dismount to pass around a barrier
  6. Follow the track to the junction of South Marsh Road and Hobson Way, turn right then immediately turn left towards Stallingborough. Head straight along South Marsh Road and Station Road through the village for approximately 2 ½ miles
  7. At the roundabout turn left onto the B1210 towards Healing
  8. As you enter Healing you may wish to join the off road cycle path on the left-hand side of the road. You can follow this path all the way to Grimsby
  9. At St Michael’s Church turn left onto the path alongside the Freshney passing through a small wooded area
  10. Follow the path until you reach a T-junction, turn right here and keep the fence to your left-hand side, at the end of the path turn left onto Yarrow Road
  11. At the junction with Yarborough Road turn left and join the off road path, at the next junction turn left onto Sorrell Road
  12. Follow this road to the junction with Spark Street where you should turn left.
  13. At the junction with Cromwell Road turn left and head back towards the start point at the Leisure Centre

Download the Fishermen and Ships Route (PDF, 2MB) .

Suitability –Adults
Start Point
 –Immingham Library. Pelham Rd
Distance
 – 26miles (42km)
Ride time 
– 3hrs
Terrain 
– Hilly

Refreshments available along the route.

If you fancy a challenge then this is the one for you. The ride takes you out from Immingham and up into the Lincolnshire Wolds before a cafe stop in the market town of Caistor and a ride back through some stunning countryside through Great Limber, Brocklesby and Habrough.

The route

  1. Head west along Pelham Road
  2. Bear left onto the B1210 Stallingborough Road
  3. After the level crossing turn right towards Keelby
  4. After entering Keelby turn left onto South Street
  5. Continue onto St Bartholomew’s Close then onto Riby Road
  6. Turn left onto the A18. Take care along this road
  7. Take the first right along a small single track
  8. At the end of the track swing right then turn left towards Swallow
  9. Go straight across at the junction with the A1173
  10. Turn right then immediately left to Swallow. Head straight through the village
  11. In Cuxwold turn right and follow the road to Rothwell
  12. Turn right onto partridge Drive in Rothwell
  13. After the pub turn right and head uphill on Caistor Road
  14. Turn right onto the B1225
  15. Take the first left onto Whitegate Hill towards Caistor
  16. Cross the A46 then turn left onto South Dale
  17. Take a sharp right onto Horse Market
  18. Continue up Plough Hill into Market Street
  19. Turn right onto High Street
  20. Follow the road to the junction with the A1173 and turn left
  21. After the woods bear right and follow the route northwards
  22. Take care when crossing the A18, head towards Brocklesby
  23. Go straight ahead through Brocklesby and turn right onto the B1210 towards Habrough
  24. Continue along the B1210 past Habrough and turn right at the mini roundabout
  25. Turn left onto Mill Lane
  26. Turn left onto Church Lane and follow the road as it turns into Washdyke Lane
  27. Turn right onto Pelham Road back towards the start of the route

Download the Hint of the Wolds Route (PDF, 2MB) .

Suitability – Adults and older children
Start Point
 – Cycle Hub
Distance 
– 12 miles (19km)
Ride time
 – 1hr 30mins
Terrain
 – Mostly flat

Refreshments available along the route.

Starting and finishing at the Cycle Hub in Grimsby Town centre and taking a ride through the town to Cleethorpes seafront this ride is a great one for an afternoon out on your bike. Remember that even if you don’t have a bike (or have visitors who don’t have their’s with them) you can hire one from the Cycle Hub for the day.

The route

  1. Head out from the Hub and immediately turn left through the car park keeping the railway line to your left. Then turn left out onto the road, go across the level crossing before turning left
  2. At the end of Wellowgate turn right onto Abbey Road
  3. Take your third turning on the right along Abbey Park Road
  4. Go straight ahead at the crossroads and keep the park to your left
  5. About three quarters of the way around the park take the small cutting on your right then follow this road under the subway to the end
  6. At the junction with Convamore Road turn left
  7. Take the first right along Granville Street
  8. Turn right at the junction with Ladysmith Road
  9. After a quarter of mile join the cycle track alongside Clee Fields
  10. Pass through the barrier and turn right
  11. Take the first turning to the left towards the church
  12. Turn right and keep the church to your left. Follow Clee Crescent ahead
  13. Use the crossing to cross the road and head up the small path straight in front of you
  14. Turn left at the top of this path then go straight ahead at the cross roads
  15. Follow the road round onto Bentley Street keeping the cemetery to your right
  16. At the junction with Highgate turn left just before the pedestrian crossing
  17. At the first mini roundabout turn right and follow this road straight ahead over another mini roundabout
  18. Keep following the road and at the end turn left
  19. Take your first right towards Cleethorpes Country Park
  20. Cross the small bridge at the end of Links Road into the Country Park. Follow the path straight ahead along a tree lined path
  21. After exiting the park follow Bedford Road and turn left at the junction onto Seaford Road
  22. At the end of Seaford Road turn right
  23. Take your first left onto North Sea Lane
  24. At the roundabout turn right towards Thorpe Park
  25. Follow this road straight ahead until you reach a car park on your left. Take care going through the car park
  26. Cross the light railway line and turn left keeping the estuary to your right
  27. After passing the Leisure Centre turn right along the seafront
  28. At the end of the path re-join the road and continue with the estuary on your right hand side
  29. Opposite Cleethorpes Pier turn left along Sea Road
  30. Go straight across at the roundabout through the Market Place
  31. At the junction with St Peter’s Avenue, turn right then immediately left along Bentley Street
  32. Turn right at the junction with Wollaston Road and go straight on at the traffic lights
  33. Turn right at the first mini roundabout
  34. Take your second exit at the roundabout along Durban Road
  35. Continue along Durban Road
  36. After the second pedestrian crossing turn right onto Humberstone Road with the library to your right
  37. At Julian Street turn left and follow the road straight ahead as it turns into Sixhills Street
  38. At the junction with Heneage Road turn left
  39. Take the second turn on your right along Catherine Street
  40. At the end of Catherine Street go straight ahead under the subway and along “Gas Alley”
  41. Turn right onto Moss Road then immediately right onto Doughty Road
  42. Go under the bridge then turn left at the junction with Bethlehem Street back towards the start of the route

Download the Cycle Hub Beach Cruise Route (PDF, 2MB) .

Suitability – All the family
Start Point 
– Meridian Park
Distance 
– 3 miles (4.5km)
Ride time 
– 45min
Terrain 
– Flat

Refreshments available along the route.

This is a great ride for a sunny afternoon out with the kids. The ride is a little under 3miles in length with a stop for an ice cream half-way making it suitable for just about anyone.

The route

  1. Pass the shops on your right and then turn right along Meridian Road, you soon cross over the miniature railway tracks
  2. At the T-junction follow Meridian Road round to the right and continue for 500m keeping the railway line to your left
  3. Turn left into a car park and head through a gate over the railway line turning left on the cycle/footpath along the dunes. Please keep to the correct side of the path and be courteous to other users
  4. Keep pedalling along this path keeping the dunes to your right. Beware that this path can become covered in sand so please be cautious when riding along here with young children
  5. Ice-cream stop, enjoy an icecream or a drink at the café before turning round and heading back
  6. At the T-junction keep to the left and follow the path keeping the dunes to your left this time
  7. At this junction turn right and head over the bridge, you may need to dismount and walk past the gate over the bridge if it is closed
  8. Cross the railway line and turn left heading back to Meridian Park

Download the Ice Cream on the Prom Route (PDF, 2MB) .

Suitability – Adults and older children
Start Point
 – Oasis Academy Immingham, Pelham Road
Distance 
– 14 miles (22km)
Ride Time 
– 1hr 45mins
Terrian
 – Mostly flat

Refreshments available along the route.

The Immingham loop is a shorter version of our popular ‘Hint of the Wolds’ route and gives riders the many of the same views without the need for too much uphill pedalling.

There’s a drinks stop after roughly 1/3rd of the route so make sure you take advantage of this opportunity and stock up on drinks especially if its a hot day.

The route

  1. With the Academy to your left head out along Pelham Road
  2. Near the Bluestone Pub turn left onto Stallingborough Road
  3. By the garage turn right towards Keelby
  4. Pass over the level crossing and continue through Roxton Woods towards Keelby
  5. Turn right at the junction with Stallingborough Road
  6. After a short distance turn left onto South Street. Continue past the church and join Riby Road
  7. Exit the village and turn left onto the A18, take care this may be busy
  8. Cross the road and take the small lane heading south-westwards
  9. Look out for the NCN signs and turn right towards Great Limber
  10. Before entering the village turn right and head north towards Brocklesby
  11. As you enter Brocklesby, turn left on the B1211
  12. At the junction with the B1210 turn right and head towards Habrough
  13. As you reach the station, keep following the main road
  14. Just after you have ridden over the bridge over the A180 turn right heading to Immingham
  15. After half an mile turn left onto Mill Lane
  16. Turn left at the junction then follow Washdyke Lane back to the start of the route at the Academy

Download the Immingham Loop Route (PDF, 2MB) .

Suitability – Adults and older children
Start Point 
– Waltham Windmill
Distance 
– 8miles (12km)
Ride time
 – 1hour
Terrain 
– Mostly flat

Refreshments available along the route.

The Millers Loop is one of our most popular Breeze rides and it’s not surprising. At a distance of 8 miles on mostly flat, quiet roads the ride is ideal for anyone, you don’t need to be the next Bradley Wiggins or Victoria Pendleton to enjoy this ride around the countryside south of Waltham.

The route

  1. Exit the windmill entrance and turn right heading towards the centre of Waltham
  2. Go straight ahead at the first mini-roundabout and turn left at the second heading down Barnoldby Road
  3. At the junction with Westfield Road turn left
  4. Follow the road until you come to the junction with Brigsley Road, turn right here
  5. Just before you get into Brigsley turn right and continue along the B1203
  6. After half a mile take the turning on your left towards Ashby-cumFenby. Beware of on-coming traffic along this route. Larger vehicles may use the whole width of the road
  7. After cycling through the village you’ll come to a T-junction where you should turn left
  8. Continue along this road for around 1 ½ miles then turn left and follow Waithe Lane back to Brigsley
  9. As you enter the village turn right towards the church
  10. Follow the road straight ahead back towards Waltham
  11. Turn right and head back to the Windmill

Download the Milers Loop Route (PDF, 2MB) .

Suitability: Adults and older children
Start Point: Weelsby Woods
Distance: 8miles (12km)
Ride time: 1hr 15min
Terrain: Flat

Refreshments available along the route.

The route starts from Weelsby Woods, heads out towards the outskirts of Waltham before turning back through New Waltham and Cleethorpes heading back to the Woods.

Much of the Peaks Circular route is on off-road cycle paths making it great if you want to build up your confidence on your bike before embarking on something a little more challenging.

When using these paths please take note of the signs and instructions, where the path has no line separating the pedestrian and cycle sides then please ride respectfully looking out for other users. Where there is a marked cycle lane please keep to it.

The route

  1. On leaving Weelsby Woods, turn left onto Weelsby Road heading westwards
  2. Just after the pedestrian crossing turn left along Park Avenue, continue over the next junction until you see a gated path to your right
  3. Turn right along this path towards the Grimsby Swimming Pool. This path is shared with pedestrians so please ride carefully and respect other users
  4. At the end of this path turn left onto Scartho Road and head south
  5. Just after the second set of traffic lights you may wish to join the off road path on your left hand side. Please keep to the side of the path closest to the road
  6. At the roundabout take the second exit along Waltham Road. Less experienced cyclists may wish to dismount and cross on foot at this point. Follow Waltham Road for 1 ½ miles until you come to another roundabout
  7. Turn left and join the off-road path heading eastwards
  8. At Tollbar Roundabout continue straight ahead , please take care when crossing at this point
  9. Continue along the off-road path until the junction with Peaks Lane where you should turn left. Continue until you come to a set of traffic lights
  10. Turn right here and join the off road path to your left hand side
  11. At the next roundabout turn left again. Less experienced cyclists may wish to cross the road here and use the off road path on the opposite side of the road. Either way continue along Humberston Road to the junction with Clee Road
  12. At this roundabout turn left and head back to the start of the ride at Weelsby Woods

Download the Peaks Circular Route (PDF, 2MB) .

Suitability – Adults and older children
Start Point – Bradley Crossroads
Distance –16.5miles (27km)
Ride time –2 hours
Terrain – Hilly

Refreshments available along the route.

Starting from Bradley Cross Roads this ride takes you on a tour of the countryside that’s right on your doorstep. At a little over 16 miles the route will take you around two hours to get round, depending on your own cycling pace of course!

The route

  1. Head west along Laceby Road
  2. After about 1 mile turn left, off the main road along a track towards Manor Top Farm
  3. At the farm, pass through the farmyard and continue south before turning right into the golf course grounds
  4. Continue along Lopham Lane turn right then take the first track on your left
  5. Continue straight ahead, taking care when crossing the A18. Follow the track towards Irby upon Humber
  6. In the village go along Church Lane and Old Main Road
  7. Opposite Irby Dales Farm turn left along Trunkass Lane
  8. At the junction turn left on the road towards Beelsby along NCN 1
  9. In Beelsby village go straight ahead then turn right towards Hatcliffe
  10. Go through Hatcliffe and continue south towards Gunnerby
  11. At the junction with the B1203 turn left towards East Ravendale
  12. Continue along the B1203 across the A18 up Ashby Hill
  13. Pass through Brigsley and head north along Waltham Road
  14. Continue along Brigsley Road then in Waltham turn left at the second mini roundabout along Barnoldby Road
  15. At the junction with Bradley Road turn right and head back along Bradley Road towards the start of the route

Download the Ploughshares Route (PDF, 2MB) .

Suitability – Adults and older children
Start Point – Grimsby Cycle Hub
Distance – 6.5miles (11km)
Ride time – 45mins
Terrain – Mostly Flat

Refreshments available along the route.

This is a slightly shorter ride from the Cycle Hub in Grimsby.Remember that even if you don’t have a bike or yours needs some TLC then you can hire one from the Hub for the day, they’ll also be able to sort out any problems you’ve got with your bike. The Cycle Hub is the newest addition to the railway station which has stood in the centre of Grimsby for over 160 years.

The route

  1. Head out from the Hub and turn left onto Bethlehem Street
  2. Before the pedestrian crossing turn right through St James Square keeping the Minster to your left. Take care here as the route is shared with pedestrians
  3. Turn right onto Cartergate
  4. Take your second left and cycle along Lord Street
  5. At the church turn off Lord Street down Richard Street towards the River Freshney and the Duke of York Gardens
  6. Turn left at the end of Richard Street keeping the river to your right
  7. Turn right, go over the bridge and then immediately left. The river should now be to your left
  8. After you go over the bridge keep right and take the right hand fork proceeding along Gilbey Road
  9. At the roundabout turn left
  10. Take care at this sharp left hand turn, follow the road over the bridge and through Great Coates village
  11. After leaving the village turn left at the mini roundabout. You may wish to join the off road cycle track after a few metres
  12. Go over a bridge and turn left before you get to the church
  13. At the end of this path turn left keeping the fence to your left
  14. Turn left onto Curry Road past the school
  15. Turn left onto the shared cycle/ footpath. Take care and please give way to pedestrians when using this facility
  16. At the toucan crossing cross to the other side of the road and immediately turn down Norman Road
  17. Turn left along Marklew Avenue then take the first right along Morton Avenue
  18. Turn left along Marshall Avenue
  19. Take the second turn on the right and cycle down Rosalind Avenue
  20. At the junction with Littlefield Lane turn left towards the traffic lights
  21. Go straight ahead at the lights, go over the level crossing and then turn back down Chantry Lane and the Minster back to the Hub

Download the West of the Hub Route (PDF, 2MB) .


Related websites

Cycle Hub Lincs  – Park, repair or hire a bike

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Contact details

Cycling, New Oxford House, 2 George Street, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HB

Email: pedalandstride@nelincs.gov.uk

Telephone: 01472 324489