The Ridgeway is a traffic-free path which runs north-south through green space for 10 km the length of Scunthorpe and follows a northward extension of the Lincoln Heath escarpment. Construction of the path is the realisation of a dream of Sir Patrick Abercrombie (1879-1957), the famous planner who once worked in town planning in Scunthorpe.

A path along the Ridgeway has been in place since the 1970s, but it is only recently that this has been upgraded to a high-quality cycle route. Crucial to this development was the construction of two bridges over busy roads. The first is over  Bridges Road and was opened in December 2011 (it is not known where the name "Bridges" derives from, but it predates the construction of this particular bridge by some years). The second bridge, a short way to the north crosses West Common Lane and was opened in April, 2012.

The Ridgeway is designated as National Cycle Network route 169, although at present it is detached from any other component of the Network.

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