Great Rides - Bath

Bath has scenery, singletrack, gravel and greenways galore.

A partner city of British Cycling — and home to Sustrans’ very first traffic-free pathway — beautiful and historic Bath has a vibrant two-wheeled scene, and its narrow, bustling streets mean that commuting or sightseeing by bike is often much more convenient (and thrilling) than driving.

Sliced through by National Cycle Route 4, the city is a hub for several scenic countryside rides. The traffic-free, 13-mile Bristol to Bath Cycle Path connects town to town through rolling farmland. The 12.5-mile Two Tunnels Greenway features the longest cycling tunnel in all of the UK. And the Kennet & Avon Canal rolls along serene towpaths (and passes some great country pubs to boot).

Fancy leg-torching climbs, on pavement or gravel? Head for the steep and stunning Cotswolds. Or just stay closer to home base: the surrounding hills are criss-crossed with bridleways and rough country lanes, perfect for an honest day’s grind. The brand-new Bath Bike Park has a pump track, a family trail and 5km of singletrack (plus a few impressive jumps). And the Forest of Dean has dozens of kilometers of XC hardpack, rooty singletrack, wooden features and kid-friendly gravel.

Bath’s annual Sky Ride sees thousands of participants riding closed roads around town, and some 10,000 riders sign up for the weekend-long sportive festival Bike Bath.

Glastonbury 94-Miler

Distance: 93.8 mi:
Elevation: +/- 5,561 ft

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Berkeley 59-Mile Loop

Distance: 59 mi:
Elevation: +/- 2,847 ft

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Melksham 26-Miler

Distance: 26 mi:
Elevation: +/- 1,574 ft

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Castle Combe & East Bristol Loop

Distance: 41 mi:
Elevation: +/- 2,702 ft

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Northern Avon Loop

Distance: 22.6 mi:
Elevation: +/- 1,448 ft

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Castle Combe and Chippenham

Distance: 49.6 mi:
Elevation: +/- 2,864 ft

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Ride to Midsomer Norton

Distance: 36.9 mi:
Elevation: +/- 2,577 ft

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Mendip Climbing to Cheddar Gorge

Distance: 84.2 mi:
Elevation: +/- 6,416 ft

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Wellow Loop

Distance: 13.5 mi:
Elevation: +/- 1,549 ft

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Gloucestershire 60-Mile Loop

Distance: 59.6 mi:
Elevation: +/- 2,990 ft

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Shepton Mallet and Wells Loop

Distance: 57.8 mi:
Elevation: +/- 4,239 ft

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Bradford 20-Miler

Distance: 19.9 mi:
Elevation: +/- 1,845 ft

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Monkton Farleigh Dash

Distance: 16.5 mi:
Elevation: +/- 1,646 ft

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Dyrham Park Loop

Distance: 26 mi:
Elevation: +/- 1,787 ft

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Bath to Coast Out and Back

Distance: 67.4 mi:
Elevation: +/- 2,940 ft

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Sand Bay Coastal Ride

Distance: 68 mi:
Elevation: +/- 2,988 ft

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Castle Combe 30-Miler

Distance: 30.5 mi:
Elevation: +/- 1,890 ft

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Bath and Somerset Hillfest

Distance: 42.8 mi:
Elevation: +/- 4,579 ft

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South to Dorchester Ride

Distance: 118.5 mi:
Elevation: +/- 7,740 ft

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Wiltshire Orbital Loop

Distance: 60.8 mi:
Elevation: +/- 4,023 ft

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Gloucestershire to Tortworth Ride

Distance: 62.1 mi:
Elevation: +/- 2,896 ft

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Chew Valley Loop

Distance: 32.1 mi:
Elevation: +/- 1,725 ft

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Family City Tour

Distance: 5.2 mi:
Elevation: +/- 392 ft

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City Discovery Loop

Distance: 3.6 mi:
Elevation: +/- 168 ft

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River Park Ride

Distance: 4.5 mi:
Elevation: +/- 227 ft

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Bristol Railway Path Ride

Distance: 31.1 mi:
Elevation: +/- 1,245 ft

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Kennet and Avon Canal Ride

Distance: 16.3 mi:
Elevation: +/- 770 ft

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