There are plenty of places for off-road cycling, why not hop on your bike and ride along the towpath from Lisburn to Belfast through Lagan Valley Regional Park? Another popular location for cycling is along the shores of Lough Neagh, which lies at the very heart of Ulster and is an ideal destination for a short cycling break.
A selection of ten, unsigned cycle routes between 20 and 40 miles in length, within the Lisburn City Council area, are now available on-line for cyclists wishing to explore the local countryside. From quiet canal towpath sections to drumlin country and the challenging Dromara Hills, each ride is graded in terms of terrain and traffic and whether they are suitable for the novice, advancing or experienced cyclist.
More details of each ride can be found at www.cycleni.com. Follow the links to the medium rides and choose either County Antrim or County Down for your chosen ride.