Cycling in South Gloucestershire

posted 16 Nov 2013, 07:36 by Phil Handy   [ updated 17 Nov 2013, 07:26 ]
Village Action is keen to promote cycling in and around the community. If you are interested in getting involved with this initiative or in sharing your views about cycling in the area, please contact us.

You can find additional information about cycling in the area from the South Gloucestershire Council website including dates for the cycle forum which meets to discuss matters related to cycling in South Glos. The next forum meeting is on 19th November between 6pm and 8pm at Bradley Stoke Library.

Cycling around Frampton Cotterell

Despite the volume of traffic on our roads, cyclists in Frampton Cotterell and Coalpit Heath are fortunate in having the Avon Cycle Way run right through the residential area providing access to some of the beautiful South Gloucestershire countryside. There is also a network of quiet lanes and cycle paths which allow them to enjoy cycling while reducing the need to use busy roads (see map below).

Heading north out of the village along Frampton End Road you soon find yourself in quiet country lanes leading towards Sodbury Common, Horton, Wickwar and even up onto the Cotswolds at Hawksbury for those who like a bit of a challenge!! Bearing west you can easily reach Thornbury and the Severnvale while the Old Severn Bridge has cycle tracks alongside the motorway which enable you to cross the river and visit Chepstow and the Wye Valley.

Heading south along Henfield Road towards Pucklechurch takes you to the Bristol and Bath Railway Path which follows the route of the old railway track and provides gentle gradients down to Bath or right into the centre of Bristol.

Maps and leaflets describing these routes and others are available via the Better By Bike website or from local libraries.  The Parish Council have also been asked to hold copies of these at the Brockeridge Centre.

Cyclist friendly routes around Frampton Cotterell 
(Roads coloured yellow are quiet lanes 
A full map key is available on the Better by Bike website)