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Getting your Wyres Crossed! A trip to the Fylde coast, including the famous seaside place that's noted for fresh air and fun.

This Perm can be ridden with the eBrevet e_Brevet app . This ride heads north out of Saddleworth through Milnrow, Whitworth, Haslingden and Ribchester. The ride is flat after reaching Wyre Borough and Knott End is reached easily.

Before setting off, you need to download the timetable for the Knott End Ferry. The ferry is unable to operate at low tides so the timetable changes daily. See Knott End Ferry Timetables .
Getting your Wyres crossed
Getting your Wyres crossed

The ferry leaves every half hour (if running) so you should control at either Knott End or Fleetwood as time permits; there is a cafe at both ferry terminals. But don't worry if you miss the ferry, there is an alternative route to Lytham St Annes via Poulton-le-Fylde.

From Fleetwood, follow the Fylde coast through Cleveleys and Blackpool.

After the last control at St Annes, the Perm then has to negotiate Preston but there is a great route through the disused docks using the Guild Wheel Cyclepath as shown on the Preston Cycling Map

The route then takes to the West Pennine Moors with a climb from Darwen onto the Roman Road through Edgeworth before dropping to Bury.

There's a neat bit of cyclepath to get to Pilsworth and avoiding the M66 roundabout at junction 2, which you can see on the TfGM cycling map

The run-in to Uppermill takes you through Middleton, Royton and High Moor.
If you like this ride, you may wish to try another of the Wigley Perms from Uppermill:

50km 100km 200km
Elland 50 Lymestone Cowboy 100 Aintree 200
Torrs 50 Where's Whalley 100 Goolish 200
Other Wigley Perms are also
available with starts from
Dean Row , Poynton and
Stalybridge .
See Dee 200
Oat Cuisine 200
Trough 200
Wigley 200
Wyldefyre 200

Nephi Alti also offers several Perms from Uppermill including:
100km 150km 200km
Up 'n' Down t'West Ridin' 114km Slaidburn 180km Bowland 208km
Widdop 115km
Bretton 110km
eBrevet Some Useful Cafe Suggestions:

76km: Knott End, Cafe at Ferry terminal
77km: Fleetwood, Cafe at Ferry terminal
100km: Blackpool, Many pubs and cafes
201km: Uppermill, Many cafes, including Abaco and Cellar Pot
Rider Numbers
3 2022: 4
2 2021: 3
1 2020: 7