Cycle Routes in Berkshire

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Kennet and Avon Canal

Berkshire is a fine choice for cyclists that enjoy beautiful scenery and cycling near water. The main highlights of the county are the waterbased rides along the Kennet and Avon Canal towpath(right) and the River Thames.

There is also some beautiful countryside and the famous town of Windsor with its iconic castle and Great Park.

There are several National Cycle Network signed routes in the county many of which have been mapped and can be viewed and downloaded below.
For more information on NCN routes in the county (including free cycle maps) please click here

For more information on cycle routes in Berkshire including tips, advice and free cycle maps please click here

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 Short Routes: <15 miles (25km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Windsor Great Park8 miles (12.2 km)*

 Mid Distance Routes: 16 - 30 miles (26-50km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Andover to Newbury21 miles (34 km)***
Basingstoke to Reading24 miles (38 km)**
Reading to Maidenhead17 miles (27 km)**

 Long Routes: > 30 miles (50km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Bradford-on-Avon to Hungerford50 miles (80 km)**
Marlborough to Reading43 miles (70 km)**
Reading to Oxford35 miles (56 km)***
Reading to Windsor31 miles (50 km)**
The Ridgeway43 miles (69 km)****
Three Downs Link102 miles (164 km)*****
Windsor to Putney34 miles (55 km)**
Windsor to St Albans31 miles (50 km)**


 Your Submitted Routes
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Breachwood to Windsor40 miles (65 km)***

 Berkshire Cycling Links
NameDescription
Berks on BikesThis mountain biking club offers guided tours around the county and the surrounding areas.
Bracknell Forest CouncilA popular location for cyclists and walkers with its varied scenery
Reading CCUseful info on cycling in the Reading area
Reading CTCOrganises cycle rides in the Reading area.
Reading Cycle CampaignReading Cycle Campaign is a voluntary organisation that campaigns for better facilities for cyclists in Reading and surrounding areas.
West Berks CCInformation on walking and cycling in West Berkshire


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