Bristol is the UK's first Cycling City, acknowledging the city's growing status as one of Europe's most bike-friendly destinations.
Bristol is the hub of Britain's national cycle routes and home to Sustrans - Britain's leading sustainable transport charity. It's no wonder then that Bristol has cycle routes on almost all its major roads, and there are plenty of places to lock up your bike, over 300 cycle parking spaces and free-to-use bike pumps around the city, making cycling a great way to explore the city.
If you're keen to try an organised tour, take a look at the Adventurous Activity Company, who run organised tours of the city for groups with bike hire included. You can make it as challenging or as easy going as you choose.
Take the opportunity to see the sights of Bristol by bike. Cycle the City offers fun and fascinating bicycle tours and packages on vintage bikes from Central Bristol. Discover the River Avon, Harbour, Bristol's hidden ale houses and even enjoy a picnic on their cycle tours.
Looking for something with a little more adrenalin? The Avon Timberland cycling trail starting at Ashton Court is a great option for mountain bikers of all abilities where you can go wild, without damaging environmentally sensitive areas.
Bristol has something for every cyclist. There are beautiful riverside country trails for the weekend and an extensive network of city centre cycle lanes for commuters.
Inspiration & information to get cycling in the West Country. Bristol, Bristol & NE Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Discover great leisure rides and maps suitable for all levels of abilities, bike shops, loan bikes schemes, local cycling news, details on infrastructure and upcoming bike events. Better by Bike is the official cycling website for Greater Bristol when it was awarded the UK’s first Cycling City.
Cycle the City is an independent business offering fun, informal and easy-going guided tours and bicycle hire in Bristol. It started back in 2012, wanting to show visitors more of the City they’re so passionate about.
HIGHLANDER CYCLE TOUR
Inaugurated in 2000, the Highlander Cycle Tour is an annual charity bicycle tour of New York’s famous Finger Lakes Wine Country. It is held in mid September, centered in the Bristol Highlands, above the western shore of picturesque Canandaigua Lake. It consists of several different road courses and one off-road course, varying in length from 15 miles to 100 miles, and degrees of difficulty from a family friendly ride to a quad punishing course with climbs of nearly 10,000 feet of vertical gain on grades up to 23%, all within the same awe-inspiring backdrop of the Finger Lakes wine country.