Cycling in Bracknell Forest

There are lots of opportunities for cycling in Bracknell Forest. This includes:

  • off-road and mountain bike trails at sites such as Swinley Forest, which lies to the south of the borough
  • signed routes on quiet roads and public rights of way to the north
  • purpose built, traffic-free cycle routes, planned and built to provide a comprehensive network - new stretches of cycleway are being sought in all major housing developments

Many of our parks and green spaces also have traffic-free cycle routes passing through them. Lily Hill Park, Mill Park, Savernake Park and South Hill Park are all connected to our cycle path network.

Interactive map

Our interactive map is great if you want a digital map to take with you on a smartphone.

Look at our interactive cycle map

Download our cycle map

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Love to Ride

Join an online community of local cyclists and take part in regular challenges, with the chance to win prizes, on the Bracknell Love to Ride platform.

Logo - Love To Ride

Visit Love to Ride Bracknell Forest

Colour coded corridors

Some key sections of the cycle network benefit from colour coded signage to make them easy to follow. 

Swinley Forest mountain biking trails

Swinley Forest is an area of the Windsor Estate between Bracknell and Bagshot to the west of the A322. Owned and managed by The Crown Estate, it comprises 1000 hectares of mainly Scots Pine woodland.

Three cycle trails in line with the International Mountain Bike Association industry standards are available for you to enjoy in Swinley Forest. The green, blue and red cycle routes all begin from The Look Out Discovery Centre and provide a range of challenges for families cycling for fun to highly skilled riders.

More information about the cycle trails can be found on the Windsor Great Park website.

Round Berkshire Route

For more adventurous or experienced riders there is a 140-mile round-Berkshire route. This was set up in the 1990s and the printed map is no longer in production.

While we cannot guarantee all the signage still exists along the entire route, we do try to make sure that the Bracknell stages of the route are signed.

Cycle safety training

The council organises Bikeability cycle training courses for young cyclists.

These courses are offered through primary schools to children in years 5 and 6. Contact your child’s school to find out when their courses are planned.

Active Travel Fund

The council has been awarded £181,800 from the Department for Transport’s Active Travel Fund. The objective of the bid is to help council's create an environment that is safer for both walking and cycling.

Under the terms of the grant we need to publish a consultation plan for our proposals. You can find this in the document below.

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