Cycling at Wicken Fen

Explore the reserve on two wheels. Enjoy an easy family ride to see our konik ponies or discover the wildlife in the wider reserve.


Cycling Routes

The National Cycle Network Route 11 travels through the reserve and offers plenty of options for short taster rides and longer adventures.  Part of this route is known as the Lodes Way, which takes you through the reserve to Anglesey Abbey; 8 miles away in the village of Lode.

Our friendly cycle hire team will be happy to talk to you about routes to suit you, or you can telephone the Visitor Centre in advance of your visit to find out more.  You can bring your own bikes and park in our car park which is on the edge of the NCN route 11, or hire bikes from us. Please check our facilities and access information about cycle hire before visiting. 

Cyclists stop to enjoy a sunset at Wicken Fen
Cyclists pausing to watch and take photos of sunset at Wicken Fen
Cyclists stop to enjoy a sunset at Wicken Fen

Cycle hire information

Our cycle hire centre is open Tuesday to Sunday, plus Bank Holiday Monday, from 10am. 

Our last hire time is 2.30pm to allow you plenty of time to enjoy your ride before you need to be back.

We don't need you to book your hire in advance, but please be aware that you might need to wait at busy times so we can ensure social distancing, maintain cycle hygiene and keep everyone safe.

Call us on 01353 720274 or email if you need more information.

2021 Hire Rates

Adult bike  £9 for 2 hours

Child bike  £5.50 for 2 hours

Adult bike with child seat  £9.50 for 2 hours

Trailer / Tag  £15.50 for 2 hours

Tandem  £19.15 for 2 hours

Ebike  £14.00 for 2 hours 

Explore by bike and boat

Our boat trips are running again, on a limited pre-booked basis. 

Contact us, as above, if you would like to take advantage of our Fen Explorer ticket. This includes a 50 minute boat trip on our electric boat the 'Mayfly' and 2 hours bike hire. The boat trip / bike hire can be taken in either order subject to availability / boat schedules. 

2021 Fen Explorer Ticket Prices

NT Members

Adults £13.05, Child £8.35, Family Ticket £36.55 (NT members admission free).

Non NT Members

Adults £21.05, Child £12.35, Family Ticket £56.55 (Price also includes admission to the reserve).

(Family ticket based on 2 adults & 2 children)

These prices are for our normal bikes. If you would like to trade up for an e-bike in the Explorer Ticket please ask us for prices when booking.