Here we share some of our favourite local routes, for you to download & enjoy. All the routes finish up at Business As Usual, so finish up here & let us know what you thought of the ride over a coffee. Have a friend coming to town, want to show them around but they don’t have a bike? We now offer hire bikes for all to enjoy!
30km Routes around Bristol & the south west
A selection of our favourite rides around the 30km mark from our home on Russell Town Avenue, or join in from wherever you are based. We've options all directions out of Bristol, something for everyone!
36.8 km ^347 m
22.9 mi ^1,137 ft
Climb the iconic Belmont Hill, before crossing towards Portbury Dock through Failand's country lanes, finally returning to the city via the flat, picturesque portway, under the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
36 km ^332 m
22.4 mi ^1,088 ft
Leave Bristol via the car free Festival Way, following the railway line to Nailsea, before climbing out of the town on the long drag of Tickenham Hill, eventually crossing the Clifton Suspension Bridge & descending back to the city..
26.9 km+228 m
16.7 mi+748 ft
Roll through the scenic Frenchay village before crossing the ring road & rolling through the north somerset lanes & cutting through Kendleshire Golf Course before returning on the Bristol - Bath cycle path.
29.2 km ^339 m
18.1 mi ^1,112 ft
Skirting past the picturesque Kings Weston House & Blaise Castle Estate before dropping into Hallen & riding Berwick Lane with views across the Severn, the steep climb of Hollywood lane will finish you off before rolling across north Bristol & back home.
29.6 km ^284 m
18.4 mi ^933 ft
Exit the city on the Bristol to Bath railway path, before the rolling lanes around Siston, descending before a short sharp climb over Willsbridge followed by a descent back home alongside the River Avon.
28.2 km ^379 m
17.5 mi ^1,244 ft
A car free cycle path takes you through Whitchurch, and soon on to Norton lane, rolling narrow lanes lead onto the village of Dundry, with a few punchy climbs for good measure, you're rewarded with some of the best views of the city.
50km Routes around Bristol & the south west
Based around the 50km mark these slightly longer routes get you out of Bristol & into the hilly Mendips, or the staggeringly flat roads to the north & west of the city. Take a couple of hours to explore our favourite roads, you won't be disappointed!
59.2 km ^665 m
36.8 mi ^2,180 ft
Heading out of Bristol on the railway path is a flat warm up before the steep Coxgrove & Hinton Hill, peaking in the village of Marshfield before descending to the east side of Bath, rolling roads bring you back to Bristol following the River Avon.
65.5 km ^783 m
40.7 mi ^2,567 ft
Climb two of the most picturesque long climbs in the area, watch some planes take off as you skirt Bristol Airport's runway all before descending into Chew Valley, passing Chew Valley Lake & rolling home with views across the city.
45.6 km ^401 m
28.3 mi ^1,315 ft
Relatively flat ride northerly on the Old Gloucester Road, before eventually crossing the 'new' Gloucester Road & descending into Tickenham & the flat roads alongside the Severn, with a final climb & lap of the Durdham Downs.
47.8 km ^556 m
29.7 mi ^1,825 ft
A relatively rolling ride towards Chew Magna before tackling narrow lanes & passing under the stunning Pensford viaduct, you'll take on a steep climb to the hamlet of Burnett before more rolling Somerset roads bring you back to the city.
64.6 km ^457 m
40.1 mi ^1,498 ft
A classic, flat seaside loop taking on the flat lanes around Clevedon before the fast road to Portishead then the quiet Sheepway & Portway to bring you home to the city. Ice cream stop optional.
45.1 km ^548 m
28 mi ^1,797 ft
Lumpy roads through Swineford & Kelston take you to the outskirts of Bath before climbing Lansdown Lane - one of the '100 greatest climbs' in the country. You're rewarded with incredible views of Bristol & a fast descent homeward.
47.7 km ^335 m
29.7 mi ^1,098 ft
Starting out on the Bristol-Bath cycle path before heading northward on lanes through the suburb of Frampton Cotterell then cross country towards Easter Compton, skirting Blaise Castle before descending from Horfield back toward the city centre.
39.7 km ^371 m
24.7 mi ^1,219 ft
Following the River Avon out of Bristol before climbing above the village of Bitton, and looping through Siston Common & then Kendleshire golf course. A perfect gentle spin with a couple of kicks!