Cycle Routes in Oxfordshire

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Oxfordshire is a wonderful place to explore on your bike with the lovely countryside and pretty villages of the Cotswolds coupled with the striking scenery of the Chiltern Hills proving major draws.
The famous university town of Oxford is also a great option with its wonderful architecture and cycle friendly streets.
It is also an area where the river Thames is at it's most appealing and there are plenty of other water based rides to enjoy in this lovely county.

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 Oxfordshire including tips, advice and free cycle maps please click here

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 Short Routes: <15 miles (25km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Cotswold Water Park10 miles (16 km)*
Didcot to Wantage11 miles (18 km)*
Phoenix Trail7 miles (11 km)*
Shotover Country Park3 miles (5 km)*
Westbury Circular Ride12 miles (19 km)**

 Mid Distance Routes: 16 - 30 miles (26-50km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Buckingham to Banbury26 miles (42 km)***
Hanson Way16 miles (25 km)**
Oxford to Bicester17 miles (27 km)**
Oxford to Princes Risborough24 miles (38 km)**

 Long Routes: > 30 miles (50km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Banbury to Stratford-Upon-Avon36 miles (58 km)***
Claude Duval Bridleroute63 miles (102 km)****
Oxford to Banbury34 miles (55 km)***
Oxford to Milton Keynes42 miles (67 km)***
Reading to Oxford35 miles (56 km)***
The Ridgeway43 miles (69 km)****
Three Downs Link102 miles (164 km)*****

 Your Submitted Routes
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
The Swan's Way65 miles (105 km)***

 Oxfordshire Cycling Links
Chilterns AONBGood site with plenty of information on visiting the Chilterns area including a number of cycle routes and guides.
Oxford City CouncilInformation on cycling and walking in the city
Oxfordshire CCLots of walks and rides in the county

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