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St Helens to Sankey Circular Cycle Route

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Cycle Route Details
Route NameSt Helens to Sankey Circular
Distance : miles (km)22.77  (36.64)
Posted ByD Curzon
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Cycle Route Location
Town/CitySt Helens
Start LocationBlackbrook, St Helens
End LocationBlackbrook, St Helens
Cycle Steps
This route takes you through a vast range of history, through the Sankey canal, There are various information points along the way. It consists mainly of flat paths, it is a very nice ride, however the section through Widnes is uphill and can prove testing at times.
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
Fiddlers Ferry power station, The nine Arch's, various locks, River Mersey, BMX track, Sankey Valley Park.

Cycling Clubs located in this region
Phoenix C.C.
Your comments?
posted by:David ChattertonRating : difficult :
This is a great route. Went out this morning and followed it using iTrails. I recorded it also http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/31926984 - One thing I am wondering is part of the route came to a Private Road, just off Old Alder Lane, not sure if anyone can comment. You can see from my recording where I got a bit stuck :) Ah well. Was beautiful weather and a great route! Thanks

posted by:alfwaylinerRating : difficult :
Very good easy ride for the most part, coming back from Widnes to St Helens is pretty much all up hill.

Great in dry conditions but certain parts of the ride are on dirt which could get muddy in wet weather.

posted by:NWCyclistRating : difficult :
Done this route a couple of times with the family but I've often wondered why, when we emerged on Old Alder Lane, Warrington, there were lots of parked cars and men who looked at us as though we shouldn't be there. I've now discovered it's a notorious spot where men go to enjoy the company of other men in the adjacent woods. To each their own, I suppose, but it really ruins the Sankey Valley cycle route and I wouldn't ideally recommend this route for families.

posted by:MartinRating : difficult :
Decent route. My gps didn’t track me for half the ride though ! 13 miles of lovely off road paths, but last 5/6 miles from Widnes to St. Helens on road which was disappointing.

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