Cycle Routes

Routes are organised in order of distance (measured or estimated), starting with the shortest. Considerable effort has been made to ensure accuracy though this cannot be guaranteed. Route numbers generally relate only to the order in which they were added to the page. Cyclists are welcome to use the routes at their own risk.
To help you decide if you want to do one of the long rides, routes over 60 miles have been categorised as follows:

Category Description
F Largely Flat
F1 Flattish but with 1 challenging hill
F2 Flattish but with several long or challenging hills
U Longer and undulating
H1 Hilly/Long with 1 or 2 challenging hills
H2 Hard/Tough with challenging hills

Click on the route description below to see the route details and the map (if available).
There are links at the top of the map to allow you to look at further route information (including climb details) and also to be able to download GPX data.
For our list of Off-Road routes check this page.
The general direction has been added mainly to aid ride selection.
You can sort the table using the arrows in the header bar. ▲▼. Just refresh the page to reset.
Descriptions in brown and prefixed with an * have some unpaved sections.
If you spot any more, or see any route errors, please let us know at

NOTE: not all of the routes are in the new format yet, and may not be visible on this page; your website team are working on this… put “Route xxx” or just the number into the site search feature if you need to view a specific route.

A route in reverse?
Would you like to ride a route in reverse on your bike GPS?
There are several ways to do this, for the method below, you will need to have your own registration on RidewithGPS, this is currently free.

  1.  Open the route page on this website from the index
  2.  On the top LH corner of the RidewithGPS map click on “View Full Version”
  3.  On the “More” button, select “Copy to My Routes”
  4.  Choose to make it public or private(suggested), then “Copy to My Routes” and “View My Copy”
  5.  Select “Edit”, then from the edit dropdown “Reverse” and “OK”. It will take a little while to do this.
  6.  You will be prompted for a new name, then save and view the route. You can now download the reversed GPX file.
 All rides are at your own risk. Please ensure that you have your own third party insurance (check your house insurance) and consider Cycling UK membership.