Cycling and Mtb in Cornwall


Cornwall is the ideal place for taking to two wheels and getting away from it all. With so much to see in Cornwall, a bike gives you the time and freedom to explore the countryside and its towns and villages.

In recent years a number of cycle trails have been created which give you the opportunity to ride safely off-road.

Additional cycle routes have been designed, making use of minor roads which take you through some of Cornwall's most beautiful countryside. So whether you're an experienced cyclist or a family out for a relaxing afternoon, Cornwall's cycle trails and routes can provide you with an enjoyable and healthy way to experience the Cornish countryside.

As the use of cycles has increased in Cornwall new cycle ways have been created between towns.  These include newly opened off road cycle paths between Tresillian and Truro; Shortlanesend and Truro.

 

 

Cornwall Cycle Trails

Cornwall has many cycling routes and trails.

The Cornish Way is a 180 mile (288km) trail from Bude to Land's End. It is part of the National Cycle Network. It consists of 6 individual trails.

The Mineral Tramways Trails are an extensive network of multi-purpose trails which take you on a tour through Cornwall's history. There are 7 trails in this network.

Each cycle trail in Cornwall is featured in the links below with details of that trail, a map of the trail and information on places to visit along the trail. You may also find details of cycle hire or accommodation available for that trail marked on the map if any of our members are closeby. Please click on a link to view the trail information.

 

 

Mineral Tramways Trails:

Coast to Coast Trail   
17.5km / 11 miles

From Portreath on the north coast of Cornwall to Devoran on the south coast of Cornwall. Coast to Coast - from sea to shining sea; Atlantic to Channel - cycle across England in just a couple of hours !

Great Flat Lode Trail   
12km / 7.5 miles

Circular trail.

Tresavean Trail  
1.8 km / 1.1 miles

Portreath Branchline Trail   
8.8 km / 5.5 miles

Tehidy Trail   
4 km / 2.5 miles

Tolgus Trail   
3.5 km / 2.2 miles

Redruth & Chasewater Railway Trail   
12.4 km / 7.7 miles

 

The Cornish Way Trails

First & Last Trail   
39.6 km / 25 miles

Land's End to Hayle.

Engine House Trail   
38.7 km / 24 miles

Hayle to Truro.

Coast & Clay Trail   
71.5 km / 45 miles

Truro to Bodmin via St Austell.

North Cornwall Trail   
64.6 km / 40.5 miles

Bodmin to Cornwall border, near Bude.

St Piran Trail  
55 km / 34.5 miles

Truro to Padstow via Newquay.

Camel Trail   
27.4 km / 17 miles
Padstow to Poley's Bridge near Bodmin.

 

The Clay Trails

St Blazey to Par Beach   
5 km / 3 miles

Wheal Martyn to Eden Trail  
8 km / 5 miles

Bugle to Eden Trail  
6 km / 4 miles

 

More Cornish Cycle Trails

Goss Moor Trail   
12 km / 7 miles

Pentewan Trail   
4 km / 3.5 miles

Wheal Peevor Trail   

St Austell Link to Wheal Martyn Trail   
3.5 km / 1.75 miles

 

 

Cornwall also offers the opportunity to take guided bike trails, giving you maximum enjoyment and minimum hassle, as experienced guides with local knowledge show you the best of Cornwall's bike trails.


Click here for Guided Bike Trails in Cornwall

Click here for Cycle Hire and Bike Hire in Cornwall

 

Cornwall offers many other scenic cycle routes including the Camel Trail from Padstow on the North Coast into the beautiful Cornish countryside.

Hustyns, Bishops and Grogley woods between Wadebridge and Bodmin are excellent for their bike trails with Grogley Woods in particular having many great downhill runs through the trees.

In addition to the off road routes there are also cycle lanes along many of Cornwall's roads linking major towns and places of interest and many of the local councils or cycle shops produce information about scenic cycle routes in their area. Cycles can be hired throughout Cornwall.

Tehidy Country Park offers a cycle trail through woodland, suitable for all the family. Tehidy Country Park is a free admission country park accessed from either the Camborne Redruth Area or from the North Cliffs between Gwithian and Portreath.

 

For more cycling and mountain biking locations in Cornwall see the list below the map.

Cycles can be carried by train and it is advisable to contact the relevant train companies which operate in Cornwall for their policy on cycling.

 



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For further information:

First Great Western www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk

CrossCountry Trains www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk

 

For more information on cycling in Cornwall:

Cyclists Touring Club www.ctc.org.uk

Mobilise Pedal Back the Years www.mobilise-cornwall.org.uk




Cycling and Mtb events

      


Regular Events:


Weekly led bike rides - Penzance
1.30pm

Every Tuesday in 2016

Join the friendly and supportive Go explore with Sustrans led bike rides around the beautiful scenery of Penzance.

These rides are here to help you gain confidence, meet new people and a fantastic opportunity to explore the local area. We'll be heading out along local routes to enjoy the incredible views around Penzance.

Rides are open to anyone, tend to be between five to eight miles long and last about one and a half hours.

Meet at Landsend Cycle Hire at 1:30pm.
Venue Landsend Cycle Hire, Longrock near Penzance, TR20 9TT

The rides will return to Landsend Cycle Hire for approximately 3pm.

These are volunteer led rides, led by Peter and Andy.

Bike hire is available at a discounted rate of £5.

Please wear suitable clothing for the weather, bring sun protection, waterproofs and something to drink.

All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Places are limited. Sign up on the Sustrans website.

more info...

 

Regular Events:


Go Explore with Sustrans Cycle Rides
10.30am - 12.30pm

A series of Saturday rides through 2016
Venue Elm Farm Cycle Hire, Cafe & Camp, Chapel Hill, Nr Redruth, Cornwall, TR16 5UF

Join Go explore with Sustrans led rides designed for the beginner or returning cyclists along the easy mining trails, led by trained volunteers at a pace to suit you.

Meet at Elm Farm Cycle Hire, Cafe & Camp at 10:00am, ready to leave at 10:30am.

The rides will return to Elm Farm Cycle Hire, Cafe & Camp for approximately 12:30pm.

50% discount bike hire if you need a bike and helmet.

Please wear suitable clothing for the weather, bring sun protection, waterproofs and something to drink.

All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
  more info...

 

Map of Cycling and Mtb locations in Cornwall

Use the + scale on the left of the map to zoom in on an area. Click on a marker to see the name of the location and click the box to go to the information about that place. To zoom out click - on the scale.

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Cycling and Mtb locations in Cornwall

 

 




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Maps of Cornwall :

The Ordnance Survey publishes the Explorer series of maps which are ideal for walkers.

Scale 1 : 25 000
2.5 inches to 1 mile /
4cm to 1km.

Available in local bookshops or click on the links below to order online.

Those covering Cornwall:

Map of Isles of Scilly:

101 Isles of Scilly

 

For more information: www.ordsvy.gov.uk





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