Best cycle routes

Get a fresh two-wheeled perspective on our places with these cycling routes. From mountain-biking trails for the more intrepid, to family-friendly bike rides, we have plenty of places where you can enjoy great views and wildlife from your saddle.

Celebrating the opening of the cycle trail at the Memorial Bridge
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Great Langdale Valley cycle trail, Cumbria 

This trail through the Great Langdale valley takes in varied Lake District scenery including meadows, woodland and a slate quarry. Stop off at Skelwith Bridge for refreshments before heading back up the valley.

Family cycling through Leigh Woods, Bristol

Cycling at Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Whatever your experience as a cyclist, there's bound to be a trail to suit at Lanhydrock. Enjoy the ride through woodland and choose from a range of flat or hillier routes.

The shadow of a bike on a path at the top of Long Mynd
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Long Mynd, Shropshire 

This is a 'must do' mountain bike ride for any experienced rider that wants to experience some of the best routes on Long Mynd.

Mountain biker looking at the view
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Longshaw, Derbyshire 

Discover our easy mountain biking trail, the White Edge Lodge loop, and enjoy lovely views across the Hope Valley.

Cycling along a path
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Mortehoe bike trail, Devon 

This easy coastal cycle ride is a perfect way for you to try out your pedal-power. With great picnic spots and views of Woolacombe and the North Devon countryside this is a route that cyclist of all ages and levels can enjoy.

Cyclists toil up Mottisone Down from Brook
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Mottisone to Compton Bay, Hampshire 

This mainly off-road circular trail offers sweeping sea views as you ride through the Mottistone Estate and Compton Downs. Enjoy one of the best chalk ridge cycle rides in Britain.

The south front of Nunnington Hall, North Yorkshire
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Nunnington Hall to Bransdale Loop, North Yorkshire 

Start your bike ride at this picturesque manor house on the banks of the River Rye. Follow this scenic trail through the North York Moors National Park, Bransdale and Helmsley.

Visitor cycling across a field near Old Harry Rocks, on the South West Coast Path, Studland, Dorset

Studland Peninsula, Dorset 

Whether you're on the heath or the roads near the beach, the Studland Peninsula in Dorset is a great place to explore on your bike.

Arable fields at Wimpole
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Wimpole cycle trail, Cambridgeshire 

This 4.5 mile trail is a good cycle challenge through rolling countryside. Passing along woodland tracks, bridleways and arable fields, enjoy this view of Cambridgeshire from your bike.