Lincoln to Fledborough cycle route

Lincoln to Fledborough Cycle Route Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

Cycle from the heart of Lincoln to Fledborough, along a Roman towpath, then a disused railway. This traffic-free route of 11.6 miles is perfectly flat, and can be combined with the Water Railway for a nice day out.

Credit to Dan for the photo and some of the information. Any errors are mine alone.

Surface on the Lincoln to Fledborough route

The surface is decent tar for the first half, then gravel for the remainder. Vegetation overgrowth can make the path in places something of a single-track, along the gravel segment.


Up to where the tar ends, any bike is fine to use. Beyond that, you will want chunkier tyres and mudguards. Trikes, tandems and cargo bikes should be able to use the whole route, but trikes might be impeded by vegetation growth narrowing the untarred segment.


There are toilets at the start, at the Pyewipe Inn, and again at the Bottle & Glass (off the trail – leave the trail where the tarred surface ends to follow a very quiet lane for a quarter of a mile)

Points of Interest

You’ll be setting off from fairly close to the Lincoln Cathedral. The canal alongside the first segment is the Fossdyke Navigation, and it’s a Roman canal.

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The are no A-frame barriers along this route, but there are some chicane barriers. All bikes should be able to get through with relative ease.


Safety: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Hilliness: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Flat)
Refreshment stops: ⭐
Barriers: ⭐⭐⭐
Surface: ⭐⭐⭐

Overall: ⭐⭐⭐

See also  Silkin Way Traffic-free Cycle Route

The grading system I use is explained here.

What the Lincoln to Fledborough cycle route looks like

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Getting to the Lincoln to Fledborough cycle route

The route starts close to the Lincoln train station, meaning this can be a traffic-free day out. Unfortunately, getting from the station to the start of the route involves a short stretch of busy road. Though it has a painted cycle lane, I wouldn’t take especially younger kids on it.

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DayCycle routes are routes can can easily be cycled by most people in a day, or part of a day. Do have a look at all the other DayCycle routes available on WillCycle. Many contain detailed route guides, as well as embedded maps (like the one below) from which you can download the GPX file for the route.

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