• Snapshot poll

  • How do you thwart bike thieves?
  • I ride a rubbish bike
  • I have a "gold secure" lock
  • I never leave my bike anywhere!
  • I just hope and pray

Flyer routes

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 website


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: bcox@swindon.gov.uk or 07769281761.


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 website.


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 below:

  http://www.cyclinguk.org/cycle-centre/swindon-sports-development-partnerships

 


Why Cycle?

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 sport.

Download the Framework here



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 maps.


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 Council website.


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.


  • Cycle planner


    • Swindon Cycle Map (PDF)


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