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A pretty flat 115km ride from Longridge out the coast, across the River Wyre on a ferry, pass Blackpool Tower and then back to Longridge.

From Longridge head north to the first cafe control at Glasson Dock then south and west to the second control at Knott End on Sea for the ferry across the River Wyre to Fleetwood. The ferry crosses each way every 30 mins, approx 15 mins and 45 min past the hour. The current cost is £ 2.00 with 50p extra for a bicycle and you will need cash! There is no ticket on the ferry so grab a receipt from a nearby shop/cafe on either side. From Fleetwood join the Promenade for the next few Km south to pass Blackpool Tower and Pleasure Beach. Cyclists are allowed on the Prom' but please be considerate of pedestrians, dog walkers and children. The third control is at or around Lytham then head back to Longridge passing north of Preston

The start will either be a cafe or car park depending on numbers. The cost is £ 8.00 which includes a distinctive sew on cloth event badge. Controls are either via eBrevet or commercial and there will be a postal finish. Longridge is 14km by bicycle from Preston west coast mainline train station or 8km from J31a of the M6. There are plenty of budget hotels in the area.