Get cycling

There has never been a better time to get on your bike and explore your local area. Whether you're interested in riding for pleasure, fitness, or getting to and from work, we have loads of advice and opportunities to help you hit the road. If you need a map to help get you started on our network of over 100km of traffic-free routes, and to try one of our circular routes, head over to our cycle maps page.

Love to Ride

Love to ride logoLove to Ride is an on-line community of cyclists, many of them local people, who take part in regular virtual challenges with the chance to win prizes, post blog pieces and generally encourage others to get out and ride more often.

Swinley Forest mountain biking trails

Swinley Forest is an area of the Windsor Estate between Bracknell and Bagshot to the west of the A322. Owned and managed by The Crown Estate, it comprises 1000 hectares of mainly Scots Pine woodland.

Three cycle trails in line with the International Mountain Bike Association industry standards are available for you to enjoy in Swinley Forest. The green, blue and red cycle routes all begin from The Look Out Discovery Centre and provide a range of challenges for families cycling for fun to highly skilled riders.

More information about the cycle trails can be found on the Windsor Great Park website.

Bikes can be hired locally to ride the trails – check out Bikes for hire

Bikeability logoBikeability Cycle Training

On-road Bikeability cycle training is offered to children who are over 10 years old The training aims to encourage safe cycling by improving skills, knowledge and attitudes, and improving behaviour and hazard awareness.

Please contact your child’s school to find out if they have any courses planned.

We also have some free family cycle training places available. To arrange family cycle training for you and your children together, visit Free sessions for families.

Find out more about Bikeability cycle training.

Stay Safe

Here are some tips to help keep you safe when cycling:


  • run through some simple checks before you leave home - test your tyres, lights and brakes. Check out the video above from the Sustrans website explaining how to carry out a basic ‘M’ check. If you are unsure about how to check your bike, pop into your local bike shop
  • make sure that you are visible to others
  • stay alert - use all your senses, making sure you can hear, see and react to what is going on around you
  • if cycling on the road, follow the Highway Code and ride within the law
  • if cycling on a shared path, adjust your speed when you come across pedestrians and use your bell to let them know you are approaching
  • stay visible in poor light conditions and after dark. The Highway Code requires lights on the front and back of your bike which conform to current legal standards
  • if you need to park your bike, consider where you leave it and use a good bike lock. It's best to use two different types of locks (i.e. D-lock and cable) on your bike and lock it to something secure