Cycle Routes

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Peterborough Green Wheel

The Peterborough Green Wheel contains a perimeter route and ‘spokes’ out from the city centre. It uses a mixture of traffic-free paths, quiet roads and urban cycle lanes. It enables cyclists to enjoy lovely attractions such as Ferry Meadows Country Park or Peterborough Cathedral.

The National Byway

The National Byway is a 3,200 miles (5,150km.) sign-posted leisure cycling route, around England and parts of Wales and Scotland. The National Byway® journeys through the natural environment, providing discreet sign-posted direction along some of the most attractive and peaceful rural lanes. In addition to the main route, there are 60 one-day circular loop rides.

As well as the main route, there are a series of 5 loops in the East Midlands, designed for single-day or short-break usage. Most of them are reachable by train and include Oundle (29 miles) 

Stanwick Lakes

Stanwick Lakes has a network of over 7 miles of cycle paths. In addition to circular routes around the lakes there is a four mile linear route running from Irthlingborough towards Thrapston, along the former railway line, providing safe off-road cycling – and a means of ‘green’ travel for local visitors.

Please note that cycling is only permitted on the designated cycle paths. Walkers have priority and cyclists must take care when approaching pedestrians.

Nene Park Cycling

Cycling is a great way to explore the Park with miles of traffic free cycling paths. A map is available from the Visitor Centre for £1.50 showing the full network of cycle ways throughout Peterborough. There are also two marked cycle trails in Nene Park. Nene Outdoors offers a cycle hire service in  the Park during their normal opening hours.

East Northamptonshire Greenway

Enjoy the picturesque landscape from Thrapston to Rushden with the help of the Boots and Bikes leaflet. The naturally serene landscape offers the perfect backdrop to any one of the adventurous activities on offer in the valley such as canoeing, kayaking, boating, cycling and fishing.

Cycling at Northamptonshire Country Parks

Northamptonshire County Council’s award-winning country parks each have their own unique character and something to offer for everyone.

Northampton Cycling

Northampton has a good network of cycling routes. Along with the Norbital route, there are a large number of other off-road cycle tracks and shared-use pathways, which can be used for many journeys around the town, including the National Cycle Network route 6 and the Lottery funded Connect 2 route.

Northampton Norbital

Norbital is a brand new cycling route around Northampton and is predominantly on dedicated cycle paths separated by traffic, with just  a few short sections that use quiet residential streets.

Oundle Rural

The Oundle rural circular is a 26 mile ride more suitable for experience cyclists. The route is mostly on road and uses mainly quiet country lanes. Allow 3 hours.

Wellingborough Cycle Map

Wellingborough has a good network of cycling routes, including a large number of off-road cycle tracks and
shared-use pathways, which can be used for many journeys around the town. The road network is also suitable for many journeys by bike and has been graded on this map according to the degree of skill and experience needed to cycle along each road.

Wellingborough Urban

Pedal your way around the Wellingborough urban circular ride which is 6 miles in length and suitable for most abilities. The ride will take 1.5 hours and is mostly on shared footways and cycleways, with sections on mainly quiet roads. Some busy road crossings.

Peterborough Cycle Routes

Enjoy a selection of cycle routes in and around Peterborough.