There are plenty of opportunities for cycling in and around the Bishopston area.
Maps and cycle routes are available from local bike organisations, but here are a few suggestions for starters.
Ideas for short local bike rides
- Nevil road via Concorde Way to Lockleaze to UWE
- Nevil road to The Downs then Sea Walls
- Nevil road to Clifton
- Nevil road to Ashton Court via Clifton
- Ashton Court circuit
- Blaise Estate
- Henleaze Lake
- Southmead Quietway
- Train to Severn Beach then cycle to Aust and back to Severn Beach
- Train to Severn Beach then cycle to Pilning and back to Severn Beach
- Train to Severn Beach then cycle back to Bishopston
- Train to Shirehampton then cycle back to Bishopston
Some longer bike rides
- Festival Way to Nailsea. Approx 15 miles about 3 hours.
- Along the Concorde Way – quiet roads and some traffic free sections up to Lockleaze and downhill through Stoke Park. Pick up the Frome Greenway to Oldbury Court and across to the Bristol to Bath cycle path back to Temple Meads. Approximately 12 miles about 2 hours .
- Portway cycle path and into Kings Weston Estate. Approx. 12 miles return - about 2.5 hours.
- Westerleigh & Frampton Cotterell. Cycle out along the Bristol to Bath cycle path and then take the traffic free route towards Yate. Approximately 16 miles about 3 hours.
- Along the Bristol to Bath cycle path to Bitton. Route all on flat traffic-free paths. Just under 20 miles there and back. Approx. 2.5 hours
- Tyntesfield House & Park – Out along the Festival Way to Farleigh. Pick up a newly improved path (completed 2018) down to Tyntesfield. Return to Bristol along the same route. Approximately 18 miles, there and back. About 2.5 hours
- Lifecycle Bike charity (with thanks for the ideas above)
- Better By Bike - many suggestions for bike rides and can provide FREE maps https://cycleplanner.betterbybike.info/cycle-routes and https://betterbybike.info/maps-and-rides/regional-cycle-maps