50km routes in & around Bristol
Based around the 50km mark these slightly longer routes get you out of Bristol & into the hilly Mendips, or the staggeringly flat roads to the north & west of the city. Take a couple of hours to explore our favourite roads, you won't be disappointed!
Heading out of Bristol on the railway path is a flat warm up before the steep Coxgrove & Hinton Hill, peaking in the village of Marshfield before descending to the east side of Bath, rolling roads bring you back to Bristol following the River Avon.
Climb two of the most picturesque long climbs in the area, watch some planes take off as you skirt Bristol Airport's runway all before descending into Chew Valley, passing Chew Valley Lake & rolling home with views across the city.
Relatively flat ride northerly on the Old Gloucester Road, before eventually crossing the 'new' Gloucester Road & descending into Tickenham & the flat roads alongside the Severn, with a final climb & lap of the Durdham Downs.
A relatively rolling ride towards Chew Magna before tackling narrow lanes & passing under the stunning Pensford viaduct, you'll take on a steep climb to the hamlet of Burnett before more rolling Somerset roads bring you back to the city.
Following the River Avon out of Bristol before climbing above the village of Bitton, and looping through Siston Common & then Kendleshire golf course. A perfect gentle spin with a couple of kicks!
A classic, flat seaside loop taking on the flat lanes around Clevedon before the fast road to Portishead then the quiet Sheepway & Portway to bring you home to the city. Ice cream stop optional.
Starting out on the Bristol-Bath cycle path before heading northward on lanes through the suburb of Frampton Cotterell then cross country towards Easter Compton, skirting Blaise Castle before descending from Horfield back toward the city centre.
Lumpy roads through Swineford & Kelston take you to the outskirts of Bath before climbing Lansdown Lane - one of the '100 greatest climbs' in the country. You're rewarded with incredible views of Bristol & a fast descent homeward.
Heading westerly through cycle paths, before turning up the beautiful Brockley Combe climb, descending into the villages of Winford & Chew Magna, finally climbing the tamer side of Dundry Hill.