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.

Try our cycle planner
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.

No need to download, plan now.

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Discover Our favourite local rides:

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Cyclist riding through a tunnel along the 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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Views of Brean Down Way

Brean Down Way

Cycling Time
1 hour
Cycling Distance
5 miles
Cycling Difficulty
Moderate
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Scenic photo of people playing cricket with view of Clifton Suspension Bridge

Festival Way

Cycling Time
50 mins
Cycling Distance
7.5 miles
Cycling Difficulty
Easy
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Iron artwork of train found on Strawberry Line cycleway

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 bike employee showing customer how to set up the bike

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 vintage 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 Pedal Progression at 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 17th November 2020

Council’s free Borrow a Bike loan scheme supports key workers

North Somerset Council’s established Borrow a Bike scheme is diverting its focus to prioritise key workers with longer-term bike loans to help them travel to …

Read Council’s free Borrow a Bike loan scheme supports key workers
published on 16th November 2020

Council awarded cash injection for permanent cycle and pedestrian routes

North Somerset towns have been awarded an additional £473,750 from the Government to introduce permanent routes for walking and cycling and socially-distanced environments. The funding …

Read Council awarded cash injection for permanent cycle and pedestrian routes
published on 14th November 2020

Bath & North East Somerset residents set to benefit from new walking and cycling schemes

Bath & North East Somerset Council has welcomed an announcement that the West of England Combined Authority is to receive a £3m share of a …

Read Bath & North East Somerset residents set to benefit from new walking and cycling schemes
published on 13th November 2020

Online hub boosts Bristol climate change challenge

Many Bristol citizens are taking action to tackle climate change and a new website to help them do so has been unveiled today. The Bristol Climate …

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