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Salt Ayre Leisure Centre

Following a £5m refurbishment (2017) Salt Ayre boasts a wide range of high quality indoor, water and outdoor facilities & activities for all ages and fitness levels. We also offer an extra programme of exciting supervised activities for children through the school holidays. 

Leisure Lakes Bikes

103 Penny Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1XN. Tel. 01524 844389. Leisure Lakes Bikes are a large UK cycling retailer and family run business. In store you’ll find a big range of bikes, clothing, parts and accessories for all types of cycling. 

Make Lancashire cycling & walking better & safer - Have your say

26/3/17: Figures from 2014 show that South Lancaster's A6 has the highest number of fatal and serious crashes involving pedestrians and cyclists in the UK. Now you can have your say on the draft 10-year Cycling and Walking Strategy being developed by Lancashire County Council and partners.

Businesses team up for new cycling facilities at White Cross

3/2/15: More than 50 companies based at Lancaster's White Cross Business Park have teamed up with Lancashire County Council to get new cycling facilities. White Cross Business Park has been granted the funding from Lancashire County Council's Sustainable Travel Team to create new showers and bike storage facilities.

Lancaster and Morecambe set to benefit from just--announced road safety improvements

1/9/14: Lancashire County Council is to invest £1m in a raft of new schemes to improve road safety over the next two years, with both Lancaster and Morecambe set to benefit.

Details of car park closures for cycling event

28/7/14: A number of car parks in Lancaster will be closed for this year’s city centre cycle race on Wednesday 6th August, organised by Lancaster Cycling Club. LC3 (Lancaster City Centre Crits) will be taking place in the residential area adjacent to Dalton Square.

Dynamo launches campaign for new Heysham-Lancaster off-road cycle route

31/3/14: Dynamo - The Lancaster and District Cycle Campaign have launched a campaigning for a direct off road cycle route between Heysham and Lancaster, which will be along existing footpaths and bridleways. The campaign group argues the current routes, via Oxcliffe Road and the Bypass, are simply not safe enough, with the only alternative cycle path route being through Morecambe.

More roads being planned behind closed doors?

26/9/13: Not content with the white elephant that is the increasingly costly-looking Heysham Link, local councils could be looking to build even more roads in Lancashire, rather than invest in more sustainable transport schemes. The Campaign for Better Transport has just completed research into how new ‘Local Transport Bodies’ are distributing funding and the results are really worrying.

Critical Mass Bicycle Ride this Friday pays tribute to road accident victim.

29/5/13: Critical Mass Bicycle RideLancaster cyclists have announced that they will be holding a 'Critical Mass' bicycle ride in Lancaster this Friday 31 May. Cyclists are invited to assemble at Dalton Square in Lancaster at 6pm to ride en masse at a sedate pace around the Lancaster one-way city centre ring road.

Cycle campaigners call for improved A6 cycle lanes, cycling in pedestrianised areas

22/4/13: Local Cycle Campaign group Dynamo has been campaigning for safer cycling in Lancaster and District since 1995, and is asking local cyclists for new ideas to help decide its priorities for campaigning for the coming year.

Cyclist injured in Morecambe

20/11/12: Morecambe Police are appealing for information after a cyclist was injured after coming off his bike on Heysham Road, Morecambe. Around 7.50pm on Monday 12th November, a 53-year-old man was cycling along Heysham Road in the direction of Marine Road West, near to the Battery Hotel, when he came off his bike.

Lancaster schools join 'The Big Pedal'

28/2/11: At least seven schools in the Lancaster and Morecambe area will begin an exciting cycle race called The Big Pedal next week (7th March), competing against around 260,000 children from 800 schools across the UK, to be the fastest school.

Bikeability Gives Kids (And Parents) Cycling Confidence

19/1/11: Bikeability, the modern equivalent of cycling proficiency, has been hailed a resounding success. Over 2000 children in the Lancaster district have taken part, and a national survey into the scheme has revealed that children who participate are cycling more and have more confidence in cycling than those who don’t. And their parents feel more confident in them too.

Bike registration scheme to help return stolen cycles

10/12/10: With one bike stolen every day in north Lancashire, cyclists purchasing new bikes in the area are being asked to register their details on a new database to help safeguard their property.

Boost for local rural tourism

4/8/10: September 2010 will see the official opening of a new coast to coast cycle route, The Way Of the Roses, which runs from Morecambe to Bridlington. This will bring even more cyclists through our already popular rural areas, and people will be looking for welcoming places to stop for refreshments or spend the night, as well as a secure place to store their bikes.

Cycle for Treasure this Sunday

3/8/10: The first Cycling City, Coast and Countryside Treasure Hunt takes place this Sunday - 8th August 2010 - and promises to be an exciting day for all the family. The 11-mile route is almost entirely off-road, and teams will have to pick up clues along the way to be in with a chance of winning a fantastic prize. The winner will receive a £75 voucher to be spent in a local bike shop.

Cycle away the school holidays

6/7/10: With the summer holidays fast approaching, Lancaster City Council is encouraging youngsters to get out on their bikes with a range of fun training sessions for all ages and abilities. Cycling is healthy and fun, but it’s best to learn how to do it safely.

Lancaster children get pedalling for Bike Week

1/7/10: Four schools in and around Lancaster took part in various cycling activities last week, organised by sustainable transport charity, Sustrans, for National Bike Week – a week of biking activity to celebrate cycling.

Ride the Way of the Roses

30/6/10: Lancaster City Council is inviting cyclists to sample the first stage of a brand new coast to coast cycle route – the Way of the Roses, linking Morecambe with Bridlington. On Saturday 10th July, cyclists are being given the opportunity to ride the first 35 miles of the route from Morecambe to Settle, starting at 10.30am on Morecambe Promenade.

Forest cycling trip for women

23/4/10: A women only mountain bike trip to Grizedale Forest is being organised by Lancaster City Council’s Cycling Demonstration Town team. Spaces on the ‘Introduction to Mountain Biking’ courses are limited: the course costs £20 and this includes return transport from Morecambe Town Hall, mountain bike hire and tuition.

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