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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 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 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.
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.
Northamptonshire County Council’s award-winning country parks each have their own unique character and something to offer for everyone.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Enjoy a selection of cycle routes in and around Peterborough.