Access LN6 is a sustainable transport programme that includes a bike hire scheme. Making it possible to reach the countryside from the city within just a few minutes, the scheme means that there are cycles available from the rail station and Brayford Waterfront within the centre and at ASDA, Birchwood Avenue and North Hykeham train station in the LN6 area. Membership of the scheme is free and can be applied for at hourbike.com which also gives details of the hire charges.
WALKING & CYCLE PATHS
There are a number of paths on the Sustrans National Cycling Network within the city. Favourites are NCN 64 which takes cyclists from the Brayford Waterfront to the beautiful village of Harby, six miles in total. For the more adventurous cyclist there is the Castle to Coast cycle route (C2C2C), a 100-mile round trip taking in the castle and Chapel St Leonards through the picturesque Lincolnshire Wolds.
A purpose-built trail that links Lincoln to Boston, the Water Rail Way route follows the river Witham. It is mostly traffic-free and is ideal for cycling and walking. Covering 33 miles in total, on mostly flat terrain, the route features commissioned artworks depicting Lincolnshire’s best loved features inspired by our famous Lord Alfred Tennyson’s words. The views of open fenlands make this a beautiful place to explore.
The Fossdyke Canal Trail runs along the Roman built Fossdyke Navigation Canal, which joins the river Trent to Lincoln’s High Bridge. The canal was used to transport cargo for almost 2,000 years, including the stones from which Lincoln Cathedral was built in the 11th century. The trail is suitable for walking or cycling, and from the city centre it will take you to the Pyewipe Inn, Burton Waters and Saxilby.