Cycling in the BCP Area

Cycling in Bournemouth

Bournemouth is a fantastic place to ride a bike. Whether you are a new rider or accomplished rider there is something for everyone.

Where to cycle:

The possibilities for exploring the town and wider area by bike are endless. We’ve put a selection of our favourite rides together below to get you started.

Park to Park 3 Miler - Explore Littledown and Kings Park on this quiet route perfect for all the family.

Bourne Valley Greenway 3 Miler - Take a gentle pootle through Bournemouth’s award winning parks on this traffic free cycle ride.

Stour Valley Explorer 8.5 miler - Discover one of Bournemouth’s hidden gems on this ride exploring Stour Valley Local Nature Reserve.

Sandbanks or Bust 12 miler - Take in stunning views of Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island on this loop of Sandbanks.

Pier to Pier 13 miler - Please note: Cycling on the promenade is not allowed between 10am and 6pm in July and August - during this time make the most of the light mornings and evenings. Cruise along and enjoy 7 miles of golden beaches and magnificent views on this seafront ride.

Bournemouth Coast and River Delight 13.5 miler - Make the most of the town’s natural beauty on this ride along the seafront and up to the River Stour.

Or why not give your own route a go and make the most of the town’s extensive cycle path network. For more ideas take a look at the Area Cycle Map.

Further information

For further information visit the Bike Bournemouth Facebook Page.   

The Dorset Cyclists' Network campaigns on behalf of all cyclists in Dorset and provides an invaluable resource of routes and events

Try out track riding at the Bournemouth Cycling Centre

Cycling in Christchurch

Where to cycle:

Saxon Square to Avon Beach

Saxon Square to Avon Beach cycle map

Burton Green to Avon Beach

Burton Green to Avon Beach cycle map

Burton Green to Burley (New Forest)

Burton Green to Burley (New Forest) cycle map

Further information

Christchurch Bicycle Club is a friendly social cycling club based in Christchurch, Dorset. They organise many led rides around the New Forest, Purbecks and surrounding area, for varying abilities, distances and experience (more often than not involving a tea stop or two). There are monthly social events and the light hearted uphill and downhill challenges. All in and around the beautiful New Forest National Park.

Cycling in Poole

Poole is a fantastic place to ride a bike. Whether you are a new rider or accomplished rider there is something for everyone.

Where to cycle:

Heritage Cycle RouteThis is a cycle ride of approximately 7.5 miles, visiting places of historical interest in Poole. The route goes along the Quay and out to Upton House along the picturesque Holes Bay shared-use path. A leaflet is available showing a map and providing historical information.

Castleman Trailway One of Dorset's gentlest way-marked routes, this 16 mile trailway takes you through some of East Dorsets most stunning landscape.

The Trailway starts at Upton Country Park in Poole and follows much of the old Castleman Corkscrew railway line through Broadstone and on to the River Stour at Wimborne. After leaving Poole it continues to beyond Ringwood.

Cycling On The Promenade In PooleUnrestricted cycling is permitted on the promenade in Poole between September and June. In July and August cycling is not permitted between 10.00 am and 6.00 pm. Further information is available on the cycling on the promenade webpage

Further information

Visit the Borough of Poole cycling webpages for more information.

The Poole Wheelers Cycling Club organise a range of cycle activities for riders of all abilities.

The Dorset Cyclists' Network campaigns on behalf of all cyclists in Dorset and provides an invaluable resource of routes and events.