Cycling couldn’t be easier in and around Grange over Sands. When just starting out on two wheels, Grange is the ideal introduction with enough flat routes to enjoy and a super train service enabling even more places to be explored.
The station is located on the Furness Line connecting Barrow in Furness to Lancaster. Lancaster Station is on the West Coast Mainline making Grange easily accessible for those travelling from Scotland or London. Trains from Lancaster to Grange run hourly and is priced from just £6.50.
The Furness Line weaves in, around and over Morecambe Bay. The scenery along the whole line is something to behold and journey times are slashed compared with driving. Take for example going from Grange to Arnside. By road this journey is 14 miles in length with an approximate time of taking 24 minutes. Grange to Arnside on the train which hops across Morecambe Bay, just 6 minutes. Head over to Arnside on the train and cycle, cutting down the amount of cycling on a road, and visit Arnside & Silverdale AONB before stopping off for some of the world famous fish & chips from Arnside Chip Shop right on the front.
The station at Grange has bike storage for up to 20 cycles so visitors can cycle to the station and then go exploring by train and on foot or the Transpennine Express trains has a limited amount of room for cycles.
A great resource for hints, tips and advice on travelling throughout the UK in a cleaner, healthier and cheaper way visit the new Sustrans Change Your Travel page here, http://www.sustrans.org.uk/change-your-travel.
Bay Villa on Main Street is a luxury B&B just 0.3 of a mile from the station with large rooms perfect for unwinding in after a day on the bike and breakfasts that will most definitely set guests up for a full day of riding too. Visit http://www.bayvilla.net for more info.