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!

Belmont Hill
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.

Tickenham Hill
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..

Kendleshire
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.

Hallen
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.

 

Siston
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.

East Dundry
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!

Hinton Hill
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.

Burrington Combe
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.

Gaunts Earthcott
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.

Pensford
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.

Clevedon
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.

Lansdown Lane
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.

Frampton Cotterell
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.

Winterbourne
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!