Lighthouse

An architecture inspired cycle tour

With the project coming to an end this week (sniff, sniff…), there are no more events in the Isle of Architecture calendar.  However, we wanted to leave you with one last special treat – an architecture inspired cycle tour!

If you’ve spent any time on the Isle of Man, you’ll know it’s a bit bike mad (we’re as keen on push bikes as we are on the motorised variety).  This, along with events like Cyclefest and the British Road Championships has inspired us to create our very own cycle route.  After all, what could be better than spending an afternoon on your bicycle, wending your way along quiet, picturesque roads and discovering architectural gems?

The tour starts in Ramsey and takes in a church designed by renowned architect Giles Gilbert Scott; one of the few palace-fronted Manx terraces to survive; a fabulous country estate dating back to the 14th century; a simple rural Methodist chapel and two of the Island’s most unique lighthouses.  There are also great places along the way to stop for tea and cake (scones are essential for any cyclist), and a pint at the end, should you so fancy.

This PDF will tell you more about the fantastic buildings and pit stops.  It is designed to be used with a GPS route mapped out on ‘GPSies‘.  All you have to do is follow this link: Isle of Architecture – Northern Cycle Route to get the map.  If you download the app, you can get the information as you ride – even better!

What are you waiting for?  ON YOUR BIKE, SON!Lighthouse Albion Terrace Leodest Our Lady