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

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

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

It is hoped to have Breeze Rides (for women) and Guided Rides within Bristol coming soon.

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

Starting Out

Starting Out

Better by Bike

Everything you need to know about Cycling in Bristol and surrounding areas, route maps and more

Better by Bike Facebook page

Bristol Bikeability

Bristol City Council Bikeability and All Abilities Cycling Training Team offers free training and cycle activities to people of all ages and abilities

Bristol Bikeability Facebook page

Bristol City Council Cycling page

Bristol Family Cycling Centre

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.

Family Cycling Centre Facebook page

British Cycling’s HSBC UK Ready Set Ride initiative to help children 18 months to 8 years to learn to ride a bike

British Cycling

The governing body for cycling, information on all types of cycling from getting going to commuting, sportives and racing.

British Cycling Facebook page

East Bristol Kidical Mass

Family cycle rides aiming to get children and adults cycling together.

Join the group here: East Bristol Kidical Mass Group

HSBC Breeze

Inspiring women to ride for fun and fitness

Breeze Facebook page


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.

LifeCycle Facebook page


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.

Sustrans walking and cycling routes

Road Cycling

Audax Club Bristol

Audax Club Facebook page

Bristol South Cycling Club

Bristol South Cycling Club Facebook page

Bristol Road Club

Bristol Road Club Facebook page

BW Cycling

BW Cycling Facebook page

Saturday morning 7am ride: BW Cycling Saturday ride

Bristol Cycling Development Squad

Various activities from Go Ride Skills Sessions to Race teams

Bristol Cycling Facebook page

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!!

Brewdog Bristol Cycling Club Facebook page

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.

BAD Tri Facebook page

Cycle Bristol CTC

A local member group of Cycling UK

Bristol Thursday Old Time Cyclists

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 (occasional) Road Cyclists Facebook group

Bristol City Cycling

Bristol Cycling Campaign have regular rides, and also a journey planner

Cycle out Bristol

The cycling branch of the Gay Outdoor Club offer friendly sociable rides.

Dasrad Klub

Saturday morning 9am ride, Tuesday 7am ride

DasRad Klub Facebook page

Dropouts Cycle Club

Dropouts Cycle Club Facebook page

Specialized Concept Store Ambassador Ride (monthly Sunday 10.30am rides)

Specialixed Concept Store Bristol Facebook event page

University of Bristol Cycling Club

University of Bristol Cycling Facebook page

Mountain Biking

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

British Cycling’s Get Into Mountain Biking Information

Bristol Trails Group

Building and maintaining mountain bike trails in Bristol.

Mountain biking at Ashton Court Estate

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.

MTB Bristol guide

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

Better by Bike’s guide to Mountain Biking Routes

Pedal Progression

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 and surrounding area Facebook group

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

Access Sport and Bristol City Council are working together to provide updated BMX tracks in Bristol.

Access Sport are also setting up new club activity and coaching sessions, follow their Bristol BMX Facebook page, Lawrence Weston. Henacre Facebook page, and Hillfields Facebook page

Bristol Trails Group

Have a guide to BMX and pump tracks.

Better by Bike

Have a guide to BMX ramp parks and racing tracks.

Other Cycling Resources

Bristol Cycling Campaign

A volunteer group who want to make Greater Bristol better for cycling.

Bristol Cycle Festival

A fun annual festival to celebrate all things cycling

Yo Bikes

Bikes that can be hired around the city