Discover the West of England by bike with these handy cycle guides!

Find information and advice, and specially-selected, scenic routes of varying lengths to ride and enjoy.  Each route comes with a map and detailed directions.

Get cycling

A beginners guide to choosing and using your bike.

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Get cycling

A helpful guide to start cycling, covering advice on types of bikes. bike maintenance, bike security, what to wear, riding tips, road signs, communing to work, cycling with children and local rides and cycle facilities.

Leisure ride booklets

Recommended leisure rides around the West of England.

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Cycle in and around Bath

Whether you’re visiting for the day or you’re a local, cycling is a fun way to discover Bath.

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Cycling Bristol

Discover Bristol and surrounding area with 10 short leisure routes between 2-16 miles. Suitable for beginner and experienced riders

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Clevedon’s film and TV locations

This 4 1/2 mile loop is a mixture of on-road and off-road paths, hilly in places, taking in the iconic filming locations and buildings around the seaside town of Clevedon.

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Portishead Public Art Path

This 3 1/2 mile loop is a mixture of on-road and off-road paths, on the level, exploring the remarkable public art around the marina.

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Leisure rides in South Glos

10 routes between 3 and 12 miles around towns and villages in South Gloucestershire.

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Longer rides in South Glos

8 scenic cycle routes between 12-31 miles through South Gloucestershire towns and villages.

Mountain Bike Trails

Some of the best trails in the country can be found in the West of England, and you don’t have to go far to enjoy them.

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Ashton Court Trails Map

Mountain bikers have been using Ashton Court since the early 1990s and it was one of the first places in the country to get an official MTB trail back in 2002. Includes Leigh Woods and 50 Acre Wood trails.