Our top five bike rides with a friend
Thursday, November 24, 2016
To celebrate our special 'Bring A Friend For Free' offer, we have pulled together our top five bike rides from across the UK to enjoy with your friends.
Until December 31, 2016, when you rent two bikes at the same time on one membership card, the second bike rental is totally free.
Here are just a few of the adventures you could enjoy.
Aire Valley Towpath in Yorkshire
Pick up a Bike & Go at Leeds station and follow the National Cycle Network signs for Route 66 or 69.
This 17 mile route from Leeds to Bingley is traffic-free and easy to navigate and don't worry, you don't have to do the whole thing in one go!
There are plenty of sights to enjoy with your friends along the route but the highlight is Saltaire - a preserved Victorian industrial village which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For more information http://www.sustrans.org.uk/route/aire-valley-towpath
Liverpool Loop Line
Another very popular, traffic-free route which runs between Halewood and Aintree.
Pick up a bike at Liverpool South Parkway and make the short cycle journey to Hunts Cross station, where you will pick up path, which was previously the site of a railway line.
The tarmac path is 13 miles long in total with many local attractions near the route, including Croxteth Hall and Country House, the National Wildflower Centre, Aintree Racecourse and St Peter's Church, in Woolton, famous as the first meeting place of John Lennon and Sir Paul McCartney.
For more information http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/liverpool-loop-line
Glasgow Waterways Loop
Pick up a Bike & Go at Glasgow's Central station and cycle the short distance to Maryhill or Kelvindale stations where you can pick up signs for Route 754.
The 6 mile journey takes in some of the city's historic waterways including the Forth and Clyde Canal.
Local attractions near the route include Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Partick Thistle
For more information http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/glasgow-waterways-loop
Ipswich to Woodbridge
Hire a Bike & Go at Ipswich Station and pick up this popular 73 mile route, which is mostly traffic-free.
Nearby is Christchurch Mansion, a Tudor mansion, which is surrounded by a 70-acre park and also home to a collection of paintings by John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough.
For more information http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/ipswich-to-woodbridge