The Ribble Valley and Forest of Bowland offer some of the most idyllic scenery anywhere in England.
Both destinations are overwhelmingly rural in character with quiet country lanes connecting pretty villages like Waddington, Dunsop Bridge, Newton and Slaidburn with the larger towns like Clitheroe, Whalley and Longridge.
The combined area of these two destinations is more than 500 square miles, so there is plenty of room for everyone without things getting crowded, but this does mean the distances between the main rural hubs is significant.
This is where an e-bike comes in. With the electrical assistance offered by an e-bike, a 20-mile ride becomes a bit of a breeze for anyone with an average level of fitness. This makes an e-bike the perfect way to explore the Forest of Bowland or the Ribble Valley without the hassle of finding a parking space or negotiating narrow country lanes.
With an effective of range of 40-60 miles depending on the model and how much assistance you use, an e-bike allows you to explore further afield without any ‘range anxiety’ – and you’ll be keeping your environmental impact and carbon footprint much lower than if you used a car. Find out more about riding an e-bike here. FAQs
By travelling at a slower pace, you’ll also see more scenery and spot more wildlife as you discover beautiful new vistas around every corner and by choosing an e-bike, you will be doing your bit to keep Bowland beautiful.