Cycling in the National Forest

Cycling in the National Forest.

Get on your bike and go out for a pedal along the quiet country lanes, the traffic-free bridleways or even visit the National Forest Cycle Centre. There are lots of places where you can hire a bike too. Two wheels good – and all that exercise is a perfect excuse to enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake!

Places to cycle

Here are just a few places to cycle in the National Forest. If you can't find what you're looking for visit our Visit Search, where you can search for all cycling activities in the Forest.

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Local Cycling Clubs

Coalville Wheelers

The Coalville Wheelers is a Coalville-based cycling club with over 80 years of history (established in 1930) in all types of cycling.

Mercia Cycling Club

The Mercia Cycling Club was founded in 1965 and caters for all kinds of cyclists in the Burton upon Trent area. 

Poplar Cycling Club

The Poplar Cycling Club is a friendly group of cycling enthusiasts in Loughborough and welcomes all local cyclists to get in touch and join them for a ride.

Cycling holidays

National Forest e-bike holidays use electric bikes, leaving you with plenty of energy and time to enjoy the varied sights of the National Forest. They offer some great cycling routes that take in the highlights in the National Forest area. You'll cycle along quiet country lanes and tracks, following a comprehensive guide and maps to help you find your way.

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