Go explore the District on your bicycle

Date Published: 15 January 2019

If you’re looking for some low cost ways to keep your new year fitness on track, make sure you download the free GoExplore Lincolnshire app, featuring 12 cycle routes around the District.

North Kesteven District Council is the first authority to have cycle routes on the app, run by Active Lincolnshire.

Cycle NK is a collection of routes through the District; there are easy distances for beginners, such as 4.1km from Sleaford to Leasingham, intermediate routes, including 21.4km from Skellingthorpe to Swinethorpe, and harder journeys, such as 50.4km from Doddington to Coleby.

Councillor Lindsey Cawrey, Executive Board Member with special interest in leisure, said: “The start of a new year often focuses people’s minds on improving their fitness and the GoExplore app is a great way of doing that.

“This week is National Obesity Week so there’s never a better time to think about how much exercise you’re doing to keep as fit and healthy as you possibly can.

“It’s great to see 12 routes of varying levels of difficulty on the app, making it more accessible for cyclers to enjoy, and it’s free to use.

“Not only is cycling a great way to keep fit, it’s also a brilliant way of exploring the District and discovering all it has to offer.”

Llara Munn, from Active Lincolnshire, said: “In January lots of people are looking to make positive changes to their health and wellbeing, the GoExplore Lincolnshire app is an easy-to-use, free app, that is full of ways to get out and active with friends and family while discovering the great outdoors in Lincolnshire.”

Last year NKDC adopted a Cycling Strategy, aiming to increase participation, promote safer cycling and provide more opportunities for people to get on their bicycle.

The GoExplore Lincolnshire app can be downloaded from your app store. 

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