Cycling

Cycle routes - Family Discovery

Konik ponies on Baker's Fen © National Trust

Konik ponies on Baker's Fen

5.6 km - Minimum 1 hour

An easy ride suitable for all. Cycle along Monks Lode, with views across Baker's and Guinea Hall Fens.

Look out for birds, highland cattle and konik ponies. 

For a little extra you could pop over to Charlie's Hide.

Cycle routes - Wildlife Watching

Young avocet chick on Tubney Mere © Jeffharrisonphotography.co.uk

Young avocet chick on Tubney Mere

17.7 km  Minimum 2 hours

Venture further afield and enjoy the fen wildlife.

Visit the hides overlooking our new & wet grassland habitats on the wider nature reserve.

Cycle routes - Village Explorer

Visit St Marys in Swaffham Prior © Howard Cooper

Visit St Marys in Swaffham Prior

22.5 km - Minimum 2.5 hours

Learn about fen life and history by riding through the local villages and visiting their museums, churches & archaelogical sites.

Cycle routes - The Lodes Way

Take the Lodes Way to Anglesey Abbey © Geoff Durrant Photography

Take the Lodes Way to Anglesey Abbey

25.7 km - Minimum 3 hrs

Take the Lodes Way across the fens to Anglesey Abbey. Visit the house, gardens and historic watermill, Hoe Fen wildlife discovery area, or just relax with a cup of tea in the Redwoods Restaurant.

Cycle routes - Upware Loop

Enjoy a relaxing drink watching the boats go by © Howard Cooper

Enjoy a relaxing drink watching the boats go by

14.4 km - Minimum 1.5 hours

Feeling more adventurous - try cycling the Upware Loop, more off road cycling which passes the Five Miles from Anywhere Pub.

Cycle routes - Historic Ely

Explore historic Ely  © East Cambridgeshire District Council

Explore historic Ely

22.5 km - Minimum 2 hours

Follow National Cycle Route 11 to historic Ely - don't miss the Cathedral, stained glass museum and Oliver Cromwell's House.

Cycle hire

Friendly Cycle Assistants will help you plan cycling adventure

We have a modern range of adult and children's bikes, trikes,tags and trailers for hire.

Open daily from Easter - October, 10am - 5pm (last hire 3pm). Hire available at other times upon request.

 

Hire rates

  • Adult: First 2 hours £8, then £3 per hour
  • Child: First 2 hours £5, then £2 per hour
  • Adult with child seat: First 2 hours £8.50, then £3 per hour
  • Trailer / tag: First 2 hours £14, then £5 per hour
  • Disabled trike or tag available at standard rates
  • 20% discount for group hire of 10 bikes

Cycling for all

We have a range of tri-cycles for hire ideal for adults and children with physical or learning difficulties.

Arriving by bike

Cycling the Lodes Way and not a hill insight

Wicken Fen is 9 miles from Ely via National Cycle Route (NCN) 11.

From Cambridge take NCN Route 51 and then NCN Route 11 (The Lodes Way) at Bottisham

Cycling in the Vision area

There's plenty of off-road cycling to enjoy in the Vision area.

Read our recommended routes guide for cyclists on public rights of way and permissive routes.

Security & repair

Bike hoops at Wicken Fen

We have cycle hoops close to the Visitor Centre where you can secure your bike - locks (and puncture repair kits) can be borrowed from Cycle Hire or the Visitor Centre.

 

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