Cycling in the West of England

If you haven’t ridden a bike in years, or have never cycled at all – we can help you find all the resources you need to ride a bike for commuting, health, fitness and fun. Run by local councils.

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Find a route that suits you!

Need a bike to get started?
Borrow one of our FREE electric, hybrid or folding bikes for up to a month
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Healthier, faster, more sustainable.
Better by bike.

I bike it, I like it!

Get inspired to start cycling or remind yourself about all the wonderful benefits of cycling – from your own health to the positive impact on the environment. Read more about why cycle!

Plan a bike ride Simply.

Find the quickest, quietest or most balanced cycle routes and leisure rides around the West of England. Helping you to discover the best way to get around. Powered by CycleStreets.

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Discover Our favourite local rides:

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Bristol to Bath railway path

Bristol to Bath Railway Path

Cycling Time
2-3 hours
Cycling Distance
13 miles
Cycling Difficulty
Easy
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Brean Down Way leisure ride

Brean Down Way

Cycling Time
1 hour
Cycling Distance
5 miles
Cycling Difficulty
Moderate
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Festival Way

Cycling Time
50 mins
Cycling Distance
7.5 miles
Cycling Difficulty
Easy
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The Strawberry Line cycle way

Strawberry Line

Cycling Time
1.5 – 2.5 hours
Cycling Distance
10.2 miles
Cycling Difficulty
Easy
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Events for everyone

For children

Learn to ride, open sessions and organised events for all the family.

Charity rides

Take on the challenge of a longer distance ride with others.

Social events

Discover local cycling activities to meet other people who like to ride

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ways to get a bike

There are so many ways to get a bike, discover one that suits you best.

Bike mechanic fixing a bike

Bike shops

A list of bike repair specialists in and around Bristol, Bath and the West of England. These shops offer a range of style of bikes and price …

Loan a bike scheme

If you’re thinking of starting to ride a bike for fitness, leisure, or for a cheaper and more reliable way to get to work, then …

Secondhand old bike

Secondhand bike shops

A good place to start is an independent bike shop, as it’s likely they’ll have a range of good quality serviced secondhand bikes for sale. When you buy …

Bike hire shop in Ashton Court

Bike hire & tours

Why not try mountain bike trails, riding a tandem with a friend, city sightseeing tours, borrow a bicycle for the weekend, or try cycling to …

Get confidence visit a cycling centre

Discover charities and organisations with a range of specially adapted bikes and training sessions aimed at a wide range of people to help get back on a bike!

Cycle training for adults

Getting back on a bike can be daunting at first, which is why we can help with on road adult cycle training and accompanied rides to give you the skills and confidence to ride a bike on busy urban and rural roads.

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Latest News

published on 7th July 2020
The Strawberry Line cycle way

Upgrade work to Strawberry Line completed

Resurfacing work on parts of the Strawberry Line has been completed. This is a very popular trail for cyclists and the section resurfaced was between …

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published on 3rd July 2020
The Strawberry Line cycle way

Resurfacing work on the Strawberry Line during the week of the 29th of June

North Somerset Council is planning some resurfacing work on the Strawberry Line during the week of the 29th of June, between the A370 at Station Road …

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published on 24th June 2020

Bike shops invited to participate in the Fix Your Bike Voucher Scheme

Over the past couple of months, millions of people have re-discovered the benefits of cycling and walking. This has probably been a busy period for …

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published on 27th May 2020

Perfect timing of support grant to social enterprise

Their grant of £27,941 will fund a full-time cycle mechanic at the busy Corn St workshop. This was the first social enterprise to be opened by the …

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