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.


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