Cycling around the City

Cycling is a cheap, affordable and healthy way to travel. In this section you will find information about cycling in our wonderful city.

Peterborough's leisure cycling routes

Travelchoice offers leisure route guides for scenic cycle routes in Peterborough. Explore villages like Castor, Marholm, Etton, Helpston, Werrington, and Farcet. Experienced cyclists recommend and update these routes regularly. They are mostly on quiet lanes or off-road tracks. This accessibility suits everyone, with distances from 7 to 16 miles.

Pick up your free guide 'Your Cycle Map' at locations around the city. or, download a digital copy below.

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Nassaburgh-Trail map2.37MBpdf
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Peterborough Cycle Map14.48MBpdf
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The-Nene-Park-Loop map2.62MBpdf
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Cycle training for adults

Reignite your cycling skills with Travelchoice’s adult cycle training. Since 2009, we have provided cycle training for adults in Peterborough. Never ridden before? No worries, get a free lesson now.

Want confidence for work commutes or leisurely rides around the green wheel? Travelchoice offers Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 training options.

Please email to register an interest and we will get back to you. We are currently working on a new online form, sorry for the inconvenience.

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Cycling advice

To make sure you’re cycling safely, you should adhere to the following recommendations:

  • Be visible to other road users and pedestrians. Steer well clear of the curb; wear bright or fluorescent clothing in daylight and in poor light and reflective clothing at night. Always use lights after dark, in the rain or if the weather is overcast.
  • Don’t ride in the gutter. Give yourself space on the left, and don’t feel you have to hug the curb if a car behind you gets impatient.
  • Protect yourself. Always wear a helmet as this reduces the risk of head injury if you are involved in a crash.
  • Show drivers what you plan to do in plenty of time. Always look and signal before you start, stop or make a turn. Make eye contact with drivers and let them know you’ve seen them.
  • Ride decisively. Don’t weave between lanes or change direction suddenly without signalling.
  • Use cycle facilities wherever possible: these include cycle lanes and paths, advanced stop lines for cycles at traffic lights.

  • Mark your frame. UV marker pens are available from the Travelchoice Team
  • Never leave your bike unlocked, even if you’re just popping into a shop
  • It is generally considered that U-locks (also known as D-locks) are the most secure form of cycle lock, although it is often best to use two different types of lock; a U-lock and a cable or chain lock for instance. It is recommended that your lock(s) should cost approximately 10% of the value of your bike
  • When locking your bike, position your bike frame and wheels so that you take up as much of the open space within the lock as possible. The tighter the lock, the harder it will be for a thief to attempt to remove it
  • Always lock your bike to something solid, such as a Sheffield stand, in a public and well-lit area
  • If you have quick release wheels, take off the front wheel and lock it to the frame and back wheel
  • If you have a pump or detachable lights take them with you when you leave your bike
Family cycling in Peterborough