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Top Cycling Highlights

Two wheels rule the streets in England's cycling capital - hop on your bike and follow our top cycling highlights...

Find your Inspiration

Cambridge possesses over 80 miles of cycle lanes and routes providing a traffic-free method of travel throughout the city, whilst cutting down on your carbon footprint.

The Central Cambridge Cycle Map is filled with cycle routes and information about the city and surrounding villages, providing inspiration for every type of
cyclist!


Break the Boundaries

The Cambridgeshire Cycle Map has an abundance of cycle routes outside of the city centre boundaries, making destinations beyond Cambridge easily accessible.

National and local routes take cyclists to historic towns and villages, stunning nature reserves and delectable eateries.

Cyclists are spoilt for choice. Why not follow the Tour de France route from Parkers Piece to the historical village of Grantchester, cycle the 37-mile Cambridge-Saffron Walden loop or enjoy one of the National Trust cycling trails?

Wimpole Cycle Trail

Wicken Fen - Upware Cycle Route

Ickworth Pink Cycle Route

The Lodes Way


Cultural Highlights

Whether you explore Cambridge by foot or cycle, the College Backs are an absolute must. The Backs is an area of picturesque land that runs between the River Cam and riverside University of Cambridge Colleges, covering both sides of the banks.

The University has also created a Cultural Treasures Map and Guide, promoting cycle routes between the top 20 cultural
venues around the city.


Additional Outdoor Activities

Cambridge is awash with parks, commons, meadows and gardens, perfect for a leisurely ride with friends and family.

Stop off in one of the picturesque outdoor spaces for a picnic, game of tennis, kick about a football or watch the punts and rowers on the River Cam.

If you need a break from the saddle, lock your bike up in the city centre and hop on a punt for an alternative view of the College Backs.

Punting, Bus & Bike Tours


Wildlife Spotting

In addition to a wealth of outdoor spaces, Cambridge also has 12 designated nature reserves, which protect some of the finest wildlife habitats in the city.

Whilst cycling you may be lucky enough to spot a kingfisher, grass snake, or even an otter.


Follow a Guide

Perhaps you would prefer to explore the city with the help of a guide?

Cambridge Bike Tours offer fun and informative tours, which allow you to discover more of the city and river and get off the beaten track at a leisurely pace.


Stop for an Energy Boost

After a day of cycling, take a well-deserved pitstop at one of Cambridge’s delicious places to eat and drink.

The beautiful Orchard Tea Garden in Grantchester is the perfect spot to enjoy home-made scones smothered in cream and jam, whilst surrounded by fruit trees and the River Cam.


Cycling Events

Throughout the year, Cambridge plays host to a variety of cycling events, whether you are a participant or cheering the cyclists across the finish line, you are guaranteed to have a momentous day!

The London to Cambridge Cycle Ride is a summer event through stunning countryside, finishing at Midsummer Common in the heart of Cambridge, where cyclists are met
with music, refreshments, a beer tent and massage. 

The Cambridge to Norwich Cycle Ride is taking place on Sunday 1st October 2017, starting at Coldham's Common in Cambridge heading east through fenland, patchwork fields, some fantastic friendly pubs and even a few hills!

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