As we enter peak cycling season we teamed up with Adam Blythe, the former English professional road and track cyclist. Competing for the BMC racing team, NFTO, Tinkoff and Lotto-Soudal throughout his career, Adam is no stranger to the cycling routes across Cheshire where he now lives. We joined Adam, to pick out his favourite looks this season and get his 3 recommended cycling routes, covering three different distances across Cheshire.
#1 For an enjoyable ride, try this simple 30km route that starts at Alderley Edge. Head out towards Knutsford along Knutsford Road, this will be the busiest road along the route. Once in Knutsford head to Tatton Park, taking in the wildlife cycle across the park. At the exit of the park turn right and head down the country lanes back towards Wilmslow.
This route is quiet and simple and if you stop off at The Service Course cafe in Wilmslow, I would recommend the Nduja toast and a flat white.
#2 Looking for something longer? This ride is roughly 55-60k and will take you a couple of hours. Starting again at Alderly Edge, head straight up and out of the village and climb the hill called the Windmill. At the top of the climb, head down Birtles Lane and towards Gawsworth. At Gawsworth, stay on the country lanes between the A536 and the A523. After enjoying some flat roads, head towards Sutton Lane Ends and then onto Langley and Rainow.
The road will get a little bumpy but continue towards Bollington after your last climb of Rainow. Make sure you stop at No74 Deli for a coffee and steak sarnie if you can stomach it. Once you’re refuelled, head back towards Prestbury and finally back towards Alderley Edge.