Now that spring is on its way, it's the perfect weather to get out on your bike and enjoy the countryside. Bath is a brilliant city to cycle around with lots of bike only routes with beautiful scenery and plenty of refreshments stops along the way.
Here are the three most popular routes:
Bath to Bristol Railway Path
An entirely traffic free route that can be as long or as short as you want if you simply turn around when you've had enough. The full route is 13 miles and takes in some beautiful countryside along the canal. This route is perfect for families as it's relativity flat and away from traffic. This ride is 13 miles and can take 2-3 hours.
A lovely circular route through some beautiful countryside, the majority of this ride is again traffic free with a few short sections on the road. It also includes in the longest cycle tunnel in the UK; the Victorian tunnel at Combe Down is over a mile long and makes for an interesting ride. This ride is 12.5 miles and can take 2.5-3.5 hours.
Bath to Bradford-On-Avon
This is a lovely ride along the canal path, again taking in some beautiful countryside and avoiding roads. With both this and the Bath to Bristol routes you can cycle one way and get the train back if the full distance is too much. This ride is 17.5 miles and can take 3-4 hours.
Remember if you're bike has been sitting in a garage all winter it's a good idea to do a quick service before setting off, or drop it into one of our stores and let the experts do it for you!
Maps courtesy of BANES; find out more about cycling in Bath here.