Over the past couple of years we upgraded a 2 mile cycle route
from West Swindon into town - it's called the Western Flyer and
more details appear on the Western Flyer page.Last year we developed
the Southern Flyer, linking Wichelstowe to the town centre without
hills or traffic. Visit the Southern Flyer page. Coming soon -
an Eastern Flyer!
Active Swindon Challenge
The Active Swindon Challenge allows individuals and teams to log
their walking, cycle rides and trips by public transport and car
share to rise up the leaderboard.
The leaderboards reset on 1st of each month. Through the
summer, we give out lots of spot and team prizes - look out for
"flash challenges" through the winter too.
Join in now at the challenge
Learn to Ride
Swindon Borough Council's 'Be Active' project run a
weekly 'Learn to Ride' session ever Friday from 10am - 12
noon. These FREE sessions are held at the County
Ground Athletics Track in Swindon. There are also FREE 'On Road
Cycle Training' courses for those who want to get more
confident on our cycle paths and local roads. For more information
and to book on a course please contact Cycling Officer, Becky Cox
on: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Getting attacked by bushes?
or punctures from glass, jolted by potholes? You can
report these problems on the paths and roads directly to
Streetsmart using the links from the homepage of Swindon Borough Council's
Cycling for Health Sessions
Cycling can be acessible for all, no matter your ability. We
have adapted bikes including hand-cycles, tandems, trikes and more
to try at the Cycling for Health sessions. Sessions
run on Mondays 10-11am and Thursdays 1-2pm at Swindon
County Ground Athletics Track (year round). The sessions are
designed for people aged 16+ but under 16's with disabilities are
able to join with prior arrangement. The first session is free,
then it's £3.15 per session afterwards. For more details see link
There are all sorts of reasons
why people ride bikes. A bike is the most versatile of machines,
getting you from A to B in the most efficient way possible. Once
you've made the first few tentative turns of your pedals, you'll
quickly appreciate how easy and enjoyable it can be too.
It's a cheap way of getting around and you can cover a couple of
miles in less than 15 minutes at an unhurried pace. It can
give you the daily exercise you need, and save you a great deal in
petrol money too.
Swindon has a great network of cycle paths and we are working
with employers and schools to make sure their facilities make it
easy for you and your family to cycle in Swindon.
Swindon Cycle Framework
The Swindon Cycling Framework aims to bring together a
number of policy sectors such as transport, health and
Download the Framework
Let's Ride- Find a Bike Ride Locally
Following on from the hugely sucessful Skyride programme,
British Cycling have partnered up with HSBC to help offer more free
bike rides for all abilitites local to you. Let's Ride allows
anyone to set up a ride and invite others to join them. There's
women only Breeze rides too! Search for a local ride here: https://www.letsride.co.uk/
The Swindon Rounds
Swindon has three "Rounds" - seven mile circular routes that can
be walked, cycled, jogged or even rollerbladed.
The routes were devised by local volunteers from Swindon Bike
User Group and the routes are all signposted in both directions
with colour coded stickers, and the maps are available in an A4 PDF
format that can be downloaded and printed at home. Download the
Reduced Price Bike Lights and Locks Offer
To encourage Swindon residents to put lights on their bikes, we
are offering sets of Tura lights for HALF the RRP. Anyone is
elegible to purchase the lights, download a form to find out more.
We are also committed to reducing bike theft and are selling
good quality locks at a fraction of the RRP. Download a form to find out
more and order one to keep your bike safe!
Swindon's cycle parks
There are 2 cycle parks in Swindon Town Centre where you can
store you bikes undercover in a locked facility. More details and
to apply, visit the Swindon Borough
Pool Bike for Business - New Guide
A new guide has been published to help Swindon organisations set
up and run a pool bike scheme for their employees. The PDF guide can be downloaded
from this website.