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Preston Guild Wheel celebrates 10 years

Posted on - 20th August, 2022 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - History, Preston Council, Preston News, Recreation
Guild Wheel View from bench over river

August celebrates 10 years of the Preston Guild Wheel, a 21-mile walking and cycling route which provides a link from the city to the countryside, and its contribution to the city.

Over the years the Guild Wheel has offered health and wellbeing benefits and increased cycle usage within the city.

The route can be used as a challenge to complete, or users can use one of the entry points for a short walk or cycle. There are also many locations to stop off along the way, including venues to eat and drink.

Read more: Rediscovering the Guild Wheel the ‘quiet jewel’ in Preston’s exercise crown

The variety of landscapes and scenery to explore really make Preston the city that it is: from rambling river and canal banks to ancient woodland, city centre parkland, historic docklands and attractive nature reserves – the route is a great way to see the city.

Councillor Jennifer Mein, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “The Guild Wheel was years in the making, with the efforts and determination of Peter Ward and others connected with it being proud of the fantastic Preston Guild 2012 legacy and the huge investment in Preston’s sustainable transport infrastructure.

“An opportunity for people to cycle or walk on largely off-road routes to reach other parts of the city or to simply enjoy the outdoors and stay healthy is what the Guild Wheel provides every day.

“It’s a wonderful facility for Prestonians and those from the surrounding areas and I would encourage people to continue making full use of this brilliant city asset for years to come.”

Read more: New cycle and walker friendly junction planned for Broadgate

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