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Cycling/MTB in Cornish

Cycling/Mountain biking
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Cycling, Biking 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.

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


National Cycle Network Routes:

National Route 2 - Dover to St Austell (NCN2)   599 km / 373 miles

National Route 3 - Land's End to Bristol (NCN3)   553 km / 344 miles

National Route 32 - Bodmin to Truro (NCN32)   


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.

Cycling and Mtb events


August Events:

Date: 30 Aug / Time: Please see below   -   St Erth Vintage Bicycle Ride
Vintage fun ride, BBQ, Hog Roast and Live Music. 2.30pm.

A thoroughly jolly good day is to be had by one and all with a leisurely 4 ½ mile ride, taking in the pleasant surroundings of St. Erth Village, the River bank and the historically industrious Hayle Foundry, returning to St. Erth.

The event Route map route can be found here: http://goo.gl/maps/CthvI

We strongly encourage the use of vintage attire and bicycles for all riders of all ages (although this is not compulsory) prestigious "Golden Pedals" trophies for the following classes:

• Best Gentleman
• Best Lady (sponsored by Cycle Logic Helston).
• Best Junior
• Best Custom Bike

Event registration (signing of our boring legal "mumbo jumbo" waiver) for all participants will be held at the Well Field St. Erth from 13:30 entrance fee is £3 per adult rider and £1.50 per child.

Please note, those participating with young children are recommended to only ride the shorter 1/2 loop, the ride is approx. 30 mins and without incline although parents / guardians must exercise caution whilst riding along the river bank to avoid any unplanned watery interactions, the main group will then proceed to Hayle and should be returning between 1 to 1 1/2 Hrs later around 17:00.

In the Well Field there will be a Big Bellie Hog Roast available from 6pm, Bar and live music from "Down to Erth" and Bouncy Castle (www.bigbellieshire.co.uk), so a great opportunity to admire the selection of vintage Bicycles and attire whilst wetting the whistle and swapping stories of the days heroic endurance ride.

If the weather is forecast to be rather inclement, then the ride will be cancelled so please check back or call on the day.

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Books can be purchased online by clicking on the links below :

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Cycling in Cornwall

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


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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