About us

Active Lincolnshire is committed to providing opportunities for everyone in Lincolnshire to be active every day. We work with partners to address inequalities and inactivity, responding to the needs of people and places.

What we do

As advocates for the positive power that physical activity has on everyone’s lives, we work in partnership to improve understanding, influence change, and tackle the challenge of inactivity.

Knowledge Hub

Our Knowledge Hub is the core of our website. Here you’ll find our guidance, advice, insight and support in all areas of physical activity and sport.

Get involved

Want to get involved with us? We depend on your collaboration to create and influence meaningful change. Find out how you can help Lincolnshire move more.

Your community

In this section you can find ways to combine physical activity into the daily routine of your employees, community groups, patients or any group you work with or support.

  • Cycling in Lincolnshire

    Cycling in Lincolnshire

    Why cycle

    Riding a bike is great exercise, as well as an environmentally friendly way to travel. In Lincolnshire we are fortunate to have many cycle routes across the district, taking in historic towns, picturesque villages and scenic countryside. Active travel is a great way to fit exercise into your day, whether you’re cycling to work, biking with the kids to school, or nipping out to the local shops.

    Getting Started

    If it’s been long while since you got on a bike or you’ve never cycled before take a look at the links below for some great advice on everything from choosing a bike to road safety.

    British Cycling have created Let’s Ride Local to encourage safe and responsible cycling – the website includes tips and advice on riding locally, as well as instructions on teaching children how to ride. Read more

    Cycle hire in Lincoln

    If you’d like to cycle, but aren’t ready to commit to buying your own bike, or just want to enjoy cycling in a specific location, or perhaps use a bike for your commute there are opportunities to hire bikes across the county:

    Cycling Clubs and Organised Rides

    If you enjoy cycling and want the support and encouragement of others, then you might want to consider joining a cycling club. As well as meeting new people and enjoying the social side of group rides, cycling with others will help you develop your skills. From gentle social rides, to competitions, clubs offer a wide range of cycling activities.

    Cycling groups in Lincoln

    Doddington Cycle Club
    Doddington Cycle Club is a friendly, social orientated club based at the Giant Store in Lincoln. The club cater for all abilities of cyclists, from those on all day epic rides to those just riding to the cafe, as well as for all disciplines of cycling. Speak to the staff at the Giant store for more details.
    Tel: 01522 812518
    Email: info@giant-lincoln.co.uk

    Lincoln Wheelers
    Lincoln Wheelers provides, social, recreational and competitive activity with a high regard for well-being and safety. The club has members of all ages and membership is open to anyone wishing to join. Under 16’s are directed to the Go-Ride section of the club. The club is affiliated to a number of national cycling organisations: CTT (Cycling Time Trials), BC (British Cycling) , CTC and BCCA (British Cyclo Cross Association)
    Email: admin@lincolnwheelers.co.uk

    Michaelgate
    A British Cycling affiliated club founded by a group of keen cycling friends in Lincoln. Friendly and enthusiastic, Michaelgate cycling club are an enthusiastic and relaxed group who meet up at least weekly on a Sunday morning for a ride and a coffee. The main objective is to enjoy riding and encourage others to do the same.
    Group Contact: Simon Ball
    Email: michaelgatecc@outlook.com

    Skellycycle
    A social cycling group set up to encourage more people to cycle on a regular basis with their family and friends and to meet new people in a friendly atmosphere. Group riding can help you learn from other people’s experiences and improve your cycling skills. Rides are generally on quiet or traffic free routes and always at a pace to suit the participants.
    Group Contact: Ian Callaghan
    Email: skellycycle64@gmail.com

    Cycling UK Lincolnshire
    Cycling UK Lincolnshire is a friendly and sociable cycling group. New riders and visitors are welcome and the group cater for all ages, backgrounds and abilities.
    Group Contact: Andy Townhill
    Tel: 01522 878690
    Email: andy.town@ntlworld.com

    Women’s Lincoln
    Part of Cycling UK Lincolnshire, this women’s-only group is suitable for all women with any style of bike.
    Group Contact: Melanie Carroll
    Email: melaniecycles@gmail.com

    Where to cycle

    From historic towns, and picturesque villages, to the rolling hills of the Lincolnshire Wolds, Lincolnshire has a wealth of places to explore on two wheels.

    Visit Lincoln has information about Cycle routes in and around Lincoln and across Lincolnshire

  • Walking in Lincolnshire

    Walking in Lincolnshire

    Why Walk?

    Walking is one of the easiest, and cheapest ways to become more active. It doesn’t require any special equipment, or a high level of physical fitness from participants. Walking improves fitness, cardiac health, alleviates depression and fatigue, improves mood and reduces pain, it can also prevent weight gain, reduce risk for cancer and chronic disease, improve endurance, circulation, and posture.

    Walk more during the work day

    • Walk to work
    • Walking meetings
    • Active lunch breaks
    • Take the stairs

    Make it local

    Lincolnshire has many beautiful walking routes, whether your interest is finding a ramble in the Wolds, walk along the coast or a historic walk on a town trail, we have some suggestions below grouped by district.

    Boston

    City of Lincoln

    East Lindsey

    North Kesteven

    South Holland

    South Kesteven

    West Lindsey

    Lincolnshire County Council


Cycling in Lincolnshire

Why cycle

Riding a bike is great exercise, as well as an environmentally friendly way to travel. In Lincolnshire we are fortunate to have many cycle routes across the district, taking in historic towns, picturesque villages and scenic countryside. Active travel is a great way to fit exercise into your day, whether you’re cycling to work, biking with the kids to school, or nipping out to the local shops.

Getting Started

If it’s been long while since you got on a bike or you’ve never cycled before take a look at the links below for some great advice on everything from choosing a bike to road safety.

British Cycling have created Let’s Ride Local to encourage safe and responsible cycling – the website includes tips and advice on riding locally, as well as instructions on teaching children how to ride. Read more

Cycle hire in Lincoln

If you’d like to cycle, but aren’t ready to commit to buying your own bike, or just want to enjoy cycling in a specific location, or perhaps use a bike for your commute there are opportunities to hire bikes across the county:

Cycling Clubs and Organised Rides

If you enjoy cycling and want the support and encouragement of others, then you might want to consider joining a cycling club. As well as meeting new people and enjoying the social side of group rides, cycling with others will help you develop your skills. From gentle social rides, to competitions, clubs offer a wide range of cycling activities.

Cycling groups in Lincoln

Doddington Cycle Club
Doddington Cycle Club is a friendly, social orientated club based at the Giant Store in Lincoln. The club cater for all abilities of cyclists, from those on all day epic rides to those just riding to the cafe, as well as for all disciplines of cycling. Speak to the staff at the Giant store for more details.
Tel: 01522 812518
Email: info@giant-lincoln.co.uk

Lincoln Wheelers
Lincoln Wheelers provides, social, recreational and competitive activity with a high regard for well-being and safety. The club has members of all ages and membership is open to anyone wishing to join. Under 16’s are directed to the Go-Ride section of the club. The club is affiliated to a number of national cycling organisations: CTT (Cycling Time Trials), BC (British Cycling) , CTC and BCCA (British Cyclo Cross Association)
Email: admin@lincolnwheelers.co.uk

Michaelgate
A British Cycling affiliated club founded by a group of keen cycling friends in Lincoln. Friendly and enthusiastic, Michaelgate cycling club are an enthusiastic and relaxed group who meet up at least weekly on a Sunday morning for a ride and a coffee. The main objective is to enjoy riding and encourage others to do the same.
Group Contact: Simon Ball
Email: michaelgatecc@outlook.com

Skellycycle
A social cycling group set up to encourage more people to cycle on a regular basis with their family and friends and to meet new people in a friendly atmosphere. Group riding can help you learn from other people’s experiences and improve your cycling skills. Rides are generally on quiet or traffic free routes and always at a pace to suit the participants.
Group Contact: Ian Callaghan
Email: skellycycle64@gmail.com

Cycling UK Lincolnshire
Cycling UK Lincolnshire is a friendly and sociable cycling group. New riders and visitors are welcome and the group cater for all ages, backgrounds and abilities.
Group Contact: Andy Townhill
Tel: 01522 878690
Email: andy.town@ntlworld.com

Women’s Lincoln
Part of Cycling UK Lincolnshire, this women’s-only group is suitable for all women with any style of bike.
Group Contact: Melanie Carroll
Email: melaniecycles@gmail.com

Where to cycle

From historic towns, and picturesque villages, to the rolling hills of the Lincolnshire Wolds, Lincolnshire has a wealth of places to explore on two wheels.

Visit Lincoln has information about Cycle routes in and around Lincoln and across Lincolnshire

Walking in Lincolnshire

Why Walk?

Walking is one of the easiest, and cheapest ways to become more active. It doesn’t require any special equipment, or a high level of physical fitness from participants. Walking improves fitness, cardiac health, alleviates depression and fatigue, improves mood and reduces pain, it can also prevent weight gain, reduce risk for cancer and chronic disease, improve endurance, circulation, and posture.

Walk more during the work day

  • Walk to work
  • Walking meetings
  • Active lunch breaks
  • Take the stairs

Make it local

Lincolnshire has many beautiful walking routes, whether your interest is finding a ramble in the Wolds, walk along the coast or a historic walk on a town trail, we have some suggestions below grouped by district.

Boston

City of Lincoln

East Lindsey

North Kesteven

South Holland

South Kesteven

West Lindsey

Lincolnshire County Council