Sally’s cycle spots

“I want to ride my bicycle

I want to ride my bike

I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride it where I like!”

Inspiration following the Tour de France inspired rock gods Queen to write this song and it’s a tune I cannot stop humming when hitting the Lincolnshire Wolds on two wheels.

You don’t have to don a Lycra sweat suit and beat your personal best to enjoy cycling in the Wolds. There are lots of routes available to suit all abilities and even plenty of cycle hires – so you don’t even have to own a bike to enjoy cycling in the Wolds!

One of my favourite routes is a little bit of a challenge but well worth it for the views and definitely one you should try – Hubbard’s Hills to Welsdale Bottom and back. This route is a 10.5 mile circular route reaching 150 metres above sea level and usually takes between one and two hours.

The toughest part of the ride is within the first few miles of the route on the climb towards Hallington Peak and onwards towards Bluestone Heath road; however you are rewarded with glorious views of the Wolds. Lincoln Cathedral can even be seen on clear days!

On finishing your ride, head to Louth – a foodie’s paradise! Here you can relax with a coffee and a cake at the coffee shop in St James’ Church called ‘Under the Spire.’ It is often possible to ascend the spiral staircase and enjoy the views of the surrounding countryside. The opportunity to pick up some bits for tea in Louth from the award-winning butchers and local cheese shop is too good an opportunity to pass up and will leave a sweet taste in your mouth after a lovely day in the Lincolnshire Wolds.

For full details on the cycle route, click here.