Five of the best UK cycle trails to try out


There is nothing better than getting out on the open road and riding your favourite bike. But are you getting bored of the same few local routes?

Camel Trail - Cornwall

The 18-mile traffic-free cycle path takes you on an adventure through the countryside and seaside towns where you can stop off at local shops, pubs and attractions. Bring your bicycle or hire one at one of the three easily accessible hire points in Padstow, Wadebridge and Bodmin. It isn’t just perfect for cyclists as the route is great for walkers and horse-riders. So, enjoy some of Britain’s best countryside. As well as being accessible for all there’s plenty of car parking spots throughout the trail.

For more information visit the Cornwall council website 

The Great Orme - Wales

This short but sweet cycle path in Wales is perfect for a sunny mid-afternoon bicycle ride. Filled with amazing views throughout the five-mile road which stretches around the Welsh seaside town of Llandudno, the mini-mountain you’ll be cycling up gives you stunning views of the small town. As well as a cycle path you can enjoy a day at the famous beach, walk down Wales’ longest pier or hop on a cable car to enjoy more breath-taking views.

For more information visit the Official Tourism Website for Destination Conwy

Keswick Loop - Lake District 

The Lake District is famous for its picturesque landscapes and beautiful nature and the 26-mile Keswick Loop has all of what makes the Lake District great and more. Travel anti-clockwise through mountains, lakeside marinas and if you fancy it why not venture to the gentle two-mile climb into Britain’s only true mountain forest. Despite the distance of the loop, there is a 10km family-friendly route. A gentle journey that ends with a BMX track and playground which your children will love.

For more information visit Keswick’s website

Essex Rivers - Essex

A local one for us at Cycler is the Essex Rivers cycle ride. The 22-mile cycle route takes you along the River Colne which allows you to check out North Fambridge, Althorne, Latchingdon, Mundon, Maldon, Purleigh and Cold Norton before the river reaches the sea at Brightlingsea. The Essex Rivers route is perfect if you want to escape the busy day to day life. For more information visit 

Brockenhurst- New Forest National Park

Found near the south coast, Brockenhurst is perfect for all cyclists. There’s a scenic combination for the less or more experienced cyclists as well as plenty of flat ground where you can enjoy a peaceful ride through one of Britain’s best national parks. There’s plenty of different cycle paths throughout the 29-mile route, ranging from 2-miles all the way to the full 29-mile trek around Brockenhurst. As well as a wide range of cycling paths, there are also many cycling events held throughout the year that offer cycling fans something exciting whether they’re a beginner or more experienced. 

For more information on cycling at the New Forest National Park click here