Weavers Wheel has been funded trough the Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership delivering a strategic cycle network for Blackburn with Darwen, part of the wider East Lancashire Strategic Cycle network.
Weavers Wheel is a 26km route encircling Blackburn Town Centre and is the inspiration of local residents Kev and Vicky Riddehough and is based on the successful Preston Guild Wheel, which now attracts nearly 100,000 cyclists a year.
As well as the main wheel there are spurs radiating out to key employment locations such as Samlesbury Enterprise Zone and Whitebirk as well as spokes into Blackburn Town Centre providing direct access to local employment, education, retail and leisure opportunities for cyclists and walkers.
NEW WEAVERS WHEEL BOOKLET: Local artwork can now be found around the Weavers Wheel that has been locally inspired by schools, community groups and organisations. We encourage all of you to get out on your bikes and ride all or parts of the Weavers Wheel. To help you, Kev Riddehough has produced a booklet of a variety of rides for all abilities and can be downloaded here Weavers Wheel Booklet
Find out more about the development of the cycle network in East Lancashire and the Weavers Wheel by viewing the following list of documents:
Weavers Wheel Construction 2016 / 2017
- Map 1 Route Map
- Map 2 Witton Park Crescent
- Map 3 River Darwen Parkway
- Map 4 Arran Trail
- Map 5 Knuzden Brook
- Map 6 Ramsgreave Drive
- Map 7 Buncer Lane