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Bolton to Southport Beach Circular Cycle Route

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Cycle Route Details
Route NameBolton to Southport Beach Circular
Distance : miles (km)73.05  (117.56)
Posted Bybloomp
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Cycle Route Location
County/RegionGreater Manchester
Start LocationBury Road (A58), Breightmet
End LocationBury Road (A58), Breightmet
Cycle Steps
It's Sunday 22nd May and it's a scorcher. Time to hit the beach! I set off at noon (mad dogs etc lol) and made good progress to Parbold Hill where I stopped for ice cream yum. Off down the 14% gradient - what a rush, and away through the countryside along surprisingly good roads to Southport. The promenade was packed and after an ice lolly I cruised up and down the cylce lane a few times to "cool off" a bit haha! Parked up on a nature trail in the dunes for sunbathing for an hour or so then, ice cream and set off home. Uneventful until Parbold Hill where i managed 30% before exhausting even whimpy gear options and walked 300 metres past worst bit before remounting. Took a wrong turn later on and diverted through Wigan centre and Hindley before rejoining original route after West Houghton to continue a well worn path home & shower.
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
Parbold Hill, Southport Beach, The Seaside.

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