Great Rides - Bracknell

Woodsy singletrack and rolling countryside: Bracknell Forest

One of the original post-World War II new towns, Bracknell — sitting bang on the commuter belt, in the heart of pretty Berkshire — is home to a robust network of traffic-free cycling pathways, including almost 100 kilometers of new or improved trails and circular routes that link parks like Lily Hill and Savernake (and are designated by color-coded stickers on lampposts).

But the magic really happens in Bracknell’s nearby Swinley Forest, one of the best mountain bike centres in the South: 24 kilometers of purpose-built singletrack, both family-friendly and technical, weave and roll through the woods. Worried about a washout day? The terrain here is sandy and holds up in wet weather.

For roadies, the quiet roads to Sandhurst or Windsor pass by quaint villages and country pubs, and the annual Three Counties Cycle Ride (3CCR) tours the best of them. If you’re seeking true gravel adventure, you can attempt the Orbital Explorer Route, a 360-km mega-loop that includes Bracknell — or sign up for the Ridgeway Gravel Epic, which follows Britain’s oldest road.

Swinley Forest

Distance: 16.1 mi
Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell RG12 7QW

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Rogate Bike Park

Distance: 2.5 mi
Rogate Bike Park Coombe Hill, GU31 5DL

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Surrey Hills

Distance: 87 mi
Huntwood Car Parking 2 Walking Btm Peaslake Guildford GU5 9QW

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Bracknell City Ride

Distance: 10.1 mi
Elevation: +/- 404 ft

Bracknell, England

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Windsor Loop

Distance: 25.2 mi
Elevation: +/- 948 ft

Bracknell, England

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Box Hill Scenic Ride

Distance: 60.4 mi
Elevation: +/- 2726 ft

Bracknell, England

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Bracknell, Wokingham, B'stoke

Distance: 74.4 mi
Elevation: +/- 3383 ft

Bracknell, England

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Wokingham, Mortimer, Stratfield Saye

Distance: 10.7 mi
Elevation: +/- 440 ft

Bracknell, England

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Round Hartley Whitney Road Ride

Distance: 13.2 mi
Elevation: +/- 551 ft

Bracknell, England

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Hurst loop

Distance: 14.4 mi
Elevation: +/- 577 ft

Bracknell, England

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Ruscombe

Distance: 35 mi
Elevation: +/- 1112 ft

Bracknell, England

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Swallowfield

Distance: 28 mi
Elevation: +/- 1042 ft

Bracknell, England

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Loop via crazies hill and temple

Distance: 39 mi
Elevation: +/- 1214 ft

Bracknell, England

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Henley

Distance: 33.8 mi
Elevation: +/- 1534 ft

Bracknell, England

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Frieth-Fingest Loop

Distance: 45.1 mi
Elevation: +/- 1823 ft

Bracknell, England

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Wokingham-Swallowfield-Bramley-Rotherwick-Eversley

Distance: 49.5 mi
Elevation: +/- 1821 ft

Bracknell, England

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Cabbage Hill Family Ride

Distance: 4.3 mi
Elevation: +/- 150 ft

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North Bracknell

Distance: 6.6 mi
Elevation: +/- 345 ft

Newell Green, England

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Bracknell Parks Ride

Distance: 6.5 mi
Elevation: +/- 285 ft

Easthampstead, England

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Crowthorne Woods

Distance: 9 mi
Elevation: +/- 335 ft

Bracknell, England

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Urban Limits

Distance: 9.6 mi
Elevation: +/- 401 ft

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Jennets Country Park

Distance: 5.4 mi
Elevation: +/- 163 ft

Bracknell, England

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Westmorland Park Ride

Distance: 6.1 mi
Elevation: +/- 235 ft

Bracknell, England

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