Preston Guild Wheel

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Preston Guild Wheel
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Akstr
Liverpool, UK28 contributions
Fab bike ride
Apr 2021 • Couples
Really enjoyed seeing more of Preston and what a surprise! Brockholes, Broughton, Avenham Park my favourites. Parked at the car park on Mariners Way which is free (opposite McDonald’s) plus has a mobile catering van on site which seems popular. We struggled to find a GW sign at the beginning so headed off for Preston Audi and picked up signs in a few minutes. After that the signposting was excellent the whole way. Tiny bit on road with majority cycle pathways / off road. Nice riding alongside the Canal & River. It is a good recommendation to cycle clockwise otherwise you will have to climb up a short bit of uneven road near Brockholes. All in all a great 21 miles.
Written April 12, 2021
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Steve M
4 contributions
Outrageous! Should be open to cyclists all year round
Mar 2021 • Family
Great place to visit but it's an outrage that the guild wheel is closed to cyclists when it rains, when it's too windy and during the winter months. The council need to address this ASAP! The only people able to use this track at the said times are: Joggers, walkers and dog walkers. Thus causing a huge surge in Cyclists using the route in the warmer/dry/summer days and months! If they were allowed to use it all year round like the, joggers/walkers and dog walkers, surely would even out the traffic. Sort it out LCC!!!
Written March 20, 2021
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David K
7 contributions
Everyday people have to move out of way for bikes. Some 4 across. Some racing. Some nearly hit you as cant hear them.
Dec 2020 • Solo
The council never asked locals if they could use path near river wall as a cycle track. Worst idea ever. You cant have a quiet walk as always looking over shoulder for bikes. Its worse on nice days as loads of them.
Written December 13, 2020
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Paul C
Preston, UK15 contributions
Pretty and physically challenging
Oct 2020
There are some steep sections on the cycle or walk.
some very attractive sections especially by the river Ribble.
a good 2.5 hour cycle.
Written November 5, 2020
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Rose
33 contributions
Great form of exercise
Sep 2020 • Solo
It’s 21 miles so it’s not short and there are some big hills. Make sure you go clock wise so if your standing facing avenham park and your back is to the river go left. Kids may struggle and need to walk up hills but if you take a day or couple hours to do.
Written September 3, 2020
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Weeble
Leyland, UK38 contributions
Good easy walking
Jul 2020
There is a mixture of terrain and surfaces to walk and ride on. There are some nice views and the area around the river Ribble is very good.

My only warning is that The Guild Wheel is a 'shared space' so there is a mixture of walkers, joggers, dog walkers, cyclists, runners, children, dogs, and people using mobility aids. You need to be careful while walking.
Written August 17, 2020
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19elk55
Preston, UK42 contributions
Great cycle route
Jul 2020
First time we cycled the Guild Wheel, and really enjoyed it. We parked at the car park on Maritime Way and cycled clock-wise. Most of the route is on a dedicated path, there are about 4 small sections on-road, but these are exteremely small/quiet roads, so virtually no traffic. All very well sign-posted. There are about 3 or 4 steep sections.

Some lovely scenery, the route also passes through Brockholes; the last part is along the Ribble, with quite a few benches/picnic tables, and ends up going through Avenham Park. That's a really nice section of the route.

Definitely worth doing again, maybe doing it the opposite direction.
Written August 4, 2020
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Alan M
Preston, UK224 contributions
Broaden your horizons
Apr 2020 • Solo
Rode the guild wheel loads of times but during this corona virus lockdown it has been a great . I see something different every ride and loads of different age groups enjoying it. Love spotting the wildlife, even got to see the osprey still to see a deer but fingers crossed.
Anybody who is thinking about doing it but is worrying about ot. DONT!. Get on it. Follow the signs and you can stop and return at any time. Brockholes is for me the highlight of the ride
Written April 27, 2020
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Amanda
United Kingdom257 contributions
Lovely cycle
Aug 2019 • Couples
Great route round the outskirts of Preston with some lovely views along the way alongside the River Ribble. Start at Avenham Cafe, Avenham Park, Preston and past the New Continental Pub on the River Ribble (great finish point for refreshments)! and right along to Preston Docks. Lovely scenery to take in. You may even get a glimpse of the steam railway along the way. You will cross the steam railway tracks at the docks. This is shared route with walkers, horse riders and dog walkers The route takes you alongside the busy A583 then you’ll take the route over the bridge over the A583 and by the canal. You will pass through the UCLAN Sports Arena (there is a cafe here by the canal for refreshments). You will continue around the outskirts of Preston to Fulwood, and towards Broughton and then a lovely cycle via The Brockholes Nature Reserve (great place to stop for coffee)! The route is signposted well along the way for The Guildwheel. 🚲 Grab a refreshing drink at The New Continental pub by the River Ribble next to the railway bridge 👍
Written March 18, 2020
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Rita Whittaker
Preston, UK7 contributions
Great bike ride for the family!
Mar 2020
We enjoyed riding our bikes around Preston. It is safe place to take the kids on their bike and very scenic along the river Ribble.
The 26 miles flew by and we’ll certainly do it again.
Written March 7, 2020
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