Starting from the Orbital shopping centre we’ll follow traffic-free cycle paths through the green spaces of Haydon and Taw Hill to join NCN45 passing Shaw Forest to connect with West Swindon and the Western Flyer cycle route. In West Swindon we’ll pass under Mead Way and head up to Shaw Ridge Linear Park through to Lydiard Park where we’ll stop for some refreshments. Leaving Lydiard Park we’ll head through the cycle paths of Middleleaze, past Peatmoor Lagoon and back to North Swindon where we’ll pass by Molden Hill Country Park and head back towards our start point at the Orbital.Did you know that you can cycle from North Swindon to Lydiard Park without even touching a road? All on traffic-free cycle paths through lush green parks, join us and we’ll show you how!
This is a family-friendly ride which mostly follows traffic-free cycle paths with the occasional short section of quiet road. Most of this ride is fairly flat, with the main hill being up to Shaw Ridge Linear Park.
We’ll stop at the Coach House Tearooms for some refreshments when we get to Lydiard Park
Please bring along some water, particularly if it’s a hot day. Helmets are optional for adults but compulsory for under 16’s. If you’d like to buy some refreshments at the cafe please bring some money/ card with you.
Potter on Pedals rides are led by Becky and her mini co-pilot (repeating instructions from his rear child seat). These rides are designed as social rides to help you explore your local area by bike and are generally traffic-free. Lycra is optional and all bikes and riders are welcome, we ride at the speed of the slowest rider. Please feel free to message me before hand if you have any questions. For more information login to: