Peterborough cycle routes & maps
The Peterborough Green Wheel is a 45 mile cycling route containing a perimeter route and ‘spokes’ out from the city centre. It uses a mixture of traffic-free paths, quiet roads and urban cycle lanes. It enables cyclists to enjoy lovely attractions such as Ferry Meadows Country Park or Peterborough Cathedral.
Peterborough proudly boasts over 250km of cycle paths in and around the town, making it one of the most well served towns in the UK.
Peterborough is criss-crossed by three National Cycle Route (NCN) paths which form the backbone of the town’s cycle route provision.
NCN Route 12 runs north-south through the town on a mixture of on and off road path, entering the town in the north through the playing fields at Werrington before joining Lincoln Road and heading through town.
Running east-west through the town is NCN 63, a long distance path running from Burton-on-Trent to Wisbech. NCN63 follows the path of the River Nene to the east of the town, providing a semi rural off road route into the town centre. To the west of town, the route makes use of Peterborough’s extensive green-space and waterscape, leaving the town via Ferry Meadows country park, which in turn boasts a number of paths where cycling is permitted.
Brilliant Cycle Maps ... for free!
Cambridgeshire is one of the best places in the country to cycle. It is relatively flat and has an extensive cycle network for all ages and abilities to enjoy.
You can find free PDF maps of many cycle routes within Cambridgeshire on the Cambridgeshire County Council website. Click here to find the map you need.
The maps include Sustrans routes and roads that are highlighted for being most suitable for cycling. Paper copies are also available. Just ask for a copy from your school. If there aren't any avaialble we'll make sure they get some soon.
Bikes & Repair
Richardsons Cycles, Queens Gate Peterborough
Green Wheel Cycles Ltd, Fengate East, Peterborough
A.R Adams and Sons, Lincoln Road, Peterborough
Terry Wright Cycles, Mancetter Square, Peterborough
TAG Bikes - Huntingdon Community Centre. TAG bikes recondition unwanted cycles and put them back into into the community at low cost.
Local bike rides & clubs
Go Sky Rides (including Breeze rides for women)
Local walks, runs & clubs
Sustrans walks (free):
Nightingale Park Strollers (Tuesdays, Nightingale Park, Cambridge)
Walk and talk (every other Monday, Newnham, Cambridge)
Park Runs (free 5km weekly runs):
Huntingdon (Hinchingbrooke park)
Cambridge (Milton Park)
Wimpole Estaste (Arrington)
Nice Tri Club (St Neots)
Riverside Runners (St Neots based running club)