Andover News - New lakeside cycle route for Andover

Andover’s newest cycle route, The Lakes, was launched on Sunday, 22 June by the Worshipful the Mayor of Test Valley, Councillor Jan Lovell. 

So impressed was the Mayor by the new route that she pledged to come back and cycle the entire length of it before the end of her mayoral term; even though this means learning to cycle first!

The Lakes cycle path is an attractive route suitable for all the family.  It offers a wide, safe, and easy off-road route, taking in parts of both Charlton and Anton Lakes. Cyclists can join the route at any point, and cycle as much or as little of the 11km in one ride as they wish.

New or returning cyclists in Andover are being encouraged to try out the route, and challenge themselves to lengthen the distance cycled, or to shorten the time taken to complete it.  Alternatively just take in the amazing views and hidden parts of town as part of getting fit, healthy and enjoying the place in which we live!   

A map of the route is available and stickers along the route clearly define the way to go.

Maps can be downloaded from:

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