Gonna leave everything I know, gonna head out towards the sea. Ahem.
Greengates/Apperley Bridge (Bradford/Leeds) to Southport.
Following the more direct bits of the Leeds Liverpool Canal (and avoiding the bad quality towpath bits wherever possible - there are still a few rough-ish bits though, wouldn't recommend for a super delicate road bike). A few unavoidably busy routes through town centres (Burnley is the worst, because the canal goes through a tunnel there so you have to divert anyway. That said, the tunnel underneath the motorway there is well fun!).
Only one big hill - from Glusburn to the Lancashire border - but there is a nice cafe at the side of a small lake just before Colne if cake is needed to recover.
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