Bristol is a great place to learn to cycle and a great place to enjoy cycling whether on specific cycle paths, routes created by Sustrans, at the Family Cycling Centre, with a group or at a local event. Here is some information to help you enjoy cycling in Bristol. It doesn’t include everything, so if you are a cycling organisation and would like your information to be included please email ActiveCity@bristol.gov.uk
New Cycling Partnership for Bristol
British Cycling and Bristol City Council are working in partnership to promote and develop cycling in Bristol over the next three years (2018 to 2021). The shared working aims to engage everyone from beginners to elite athletes through a broad range of exciting programmes, interventions, coaching initiatives, infrastructure, major events and facilities as part of the longterm investment in cycling in Bristol.
To keep up to date with everything Breeze/ Guided Rides/ Ride Social and more in Bristol head to Let’s Ride Bristol Facebook page
Let’s Ride Pop-up Events
These aim to encourage whole families to try out and enjoy cycling together
The next Pop-Up is at the Bristol Family Cycling Centre on Sunday 28th October.
The Family Cycling Centre is an ideal venue as it provides a safe traffic free friendly space to cycle at a pace that suits you. The event is free and if you don’t have a bike, that’s fine as they can be hired with a helmet for £3. Volunteers to help support cyclists and share their love of cycling are always welcome. Click here for more information about the event.
Keep in touch with the Let’s Ride Pop Up Bristol Facebook page
Cycle Leader Training
British Cycling recently held a very successful Level 1 Ride Leader training course in Bristol. To find out more about their training head to britishcycling.org.uk/rideleadership
First Aid Courses for Leading Rides
This training course is for volunteer Ride Leaders and Breeze Champions. The next local course is in Warmley, South Glos on Saturday 13th October.
Free Led Cycle Rides
Keep in touch with the Breeze Network Bristol and surrounds Facebook page
Better by Bike
Better by Bike is the Official cycling website for Bristol, Bath & NE Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
***NEWS***Better By Bike have launched a new Cycling Journey planner to make it easier to plan a safer and faster route. Check it out here
Everything you need to know about Cycling in Bristol and surrounding areas, route maps and more
Bristol City Council Bikeability and All Abilities Cycling Training Team offers free training and cycle activities to people of all ages and abilities
Cycle coaching and skills sessions on a safe off-road course for all ages and abilities to build confidence, bike maintenance and bikes, all-abilities bikes and trikes to try.
British Cycling’s HSBC UK Ready Set Ride initiative to help children 18 months to 8 years to learn to ride a bike
The governing body for cycling, information on all types of cycling from getting going to commuting, sportives and racing.
Family cycle rides aiming to get children and adults cycling together.
Join the group here: East Bristol Kidical Mass Group
Inspiring women to ride for fun and fitness
Helping people to get out cycling through Bike maintenance courses, free Cycle training, refurbished bikes, group rides (for Wellbeing, Visually Impaired, Over 55s and young people) and Dr Bike.
A resource with content from: Choosing your child’s first bike and teaching them how to ride without stabilisers to Family cycle routes and Urban adventures through the National Cycle Network.
Saturday morning 7am ride: BW Cycling Saturday ride
Various activities from Go Ride Skills Sessions to Race teams
Brewdog Bristol Cycling Club
A cycling club with a difference; focussed around our local community, good beer, and open to anyone. Come on down a get involved!!
Bristol Belles Cycling Club – Warmley, South Glos
New female only cycling club based in East Bristol (South Glos) with an emphasis on having fun (and eating cake) for riders of all abilities.
Bristol Belles Facebook page (no updates for a while)
Bristol and District Triathlon Club
Triathlon club founded to serve multisport athletes of all abilities in the greater Bristol area.
A local member group of Cycling UK
A group of older cyclists who run a gentle weekly ride to a pub and back.
Bristol (Occasional) Road Cyclists
Facebook group for road cyclists based around Bristol or the south west to arrange or invite other members on informal long distance (12-15 MPH average, 30 miles +) rides. Riders of all ages and abilities welcome
Bristol Cycling Campaign have regular rides, and also a journey planner
The cycling branch of the Gay Outdoor Club offer friendly sociable rides.
Saturday morning 9am ride, Tuesday 7am ride
Specialized Concept Store Ambassador Ride (monthly Sunday 10.30am rides)
If you prefer cycling off-road, on trails uphill and downhill, like adrenalin sports with a high skill level this could be for you.
Introduction to mountain biking
Building and maintaining mountain bike trails in Bristol.
The mountain bike trails at Ashton Court Estate are suitable for all abilities, including families. They also host a range of competitions and charity biking events.
The trail highlights, pumptracks and top pit stops – you can’t go wrong with this guide to the best of Bristol mountain biking.
Better by Bike
Bike Hire and Skills Coaching at Ashton Court.
Bristol Mountain Bike Club
Facebook group for BMBC – a club for mountain bike riders in and around Bristol.
Bristol and surrounding area mountain bike group
Facebook group where people can discuss mountain bike tips and arrange/ organise meet ups or group rides
Bristol Biking Friends
B Biking Friends Facebook group for mountain biking, sharing rides, etc.
Fancy improving your skills and having some fun on a BMX track?
Access Sport and Bristol City Council are working together to provide updated BMX tracks in Bristol.
Have a guide to BMX and pump tracks.
Have a guide to BMX ramp parks and racing tracks.