Bristol Cycle Routes

Cycling Routes

Fun and quiet routes to explore the city

See the master map (*IN DEVELOPMENT!*) for all greenways, cycle paths, cycle-friendly cafes/pubs, bike shops and more here or see below. On a phone, use two fingers to zoom/scroll. Click the square in the top right to expand, which will open in Google Maps. You can leave these on permanently or you can toggle them on/off on the layers menu (Map/Satellite etc).

Green Lines = Bike paths including segregated bike lanes, car-free greeways or shared-use pavement paths.

Black Lines = Bristol's Cycle 'Ways' e.g. Whitchurch Way and National Cycle Network routes.

See Bristol Council's maps page here.

Routes and Rides

  1. Whitchurch Way
  2. Stockwood Loop
  3. Keynsham Loop
  4. See more at Bristol Council's BetterByBike website

1. Whitchurch Way

View Whitchurch Way in full screen.

Starting in the city centre, this route takes you past Bristol Temple Meads onto the Riverside Greenway (Part of the River Avon Trail), a nice quiet route largely using shared-use paths, away from motor vehicles. See Bristol from a new angle and check out Spark Evans Bridge, Arnos Vale Cemetery or Stockwood Open Space.

Key: Red line = cycle path separate from the road

Black line = on-road section

Whitchurch Way interactive map:

To make the map full screen click in the top right corner or click here for fullscreen.

Another option is to make a loop via Stockwood, through Stockwood Open Space which is beautiful. See Stockwood Loop Ride interactive map here or see route 2. below. You can extend the route using National Cycle Network 3 to Chew Valley Lake and beyond.

2. Stockwood Loop

11 Miles or about 1 hour. A great loop using Whitchurch Way NCN3 out to Whitchurch then through Stockwood Open Space.

Navigate on Komoot

View interactive map below or see in full screen here.

3. Keynsham Loop

21.5 miles or about 2.5 hours. An extension of the Whitchurch Way ride that takes you through beautiful villages such as Queen Charlton. You'll get a taste of the countryside before coming into Keynsham (coffee?). You can then take a busier stretch of Keynsham road out towards Willsbridge (although you can legally ride on the pavement here). From Willsbridge you pick up the Bristol to Bath path back to Bristol with several cafes on route!