So many places to explore

Gloucestershire by bicycle

Free cycling maps for Cheltenham, Gloucester and the Cotswolds

Incorporating cycling into your daily routine isn’t just a money saver; it will very quickly help you feel fitter and healthier.

Our best recommendation for cycling? Regular cyclists’ health and fitness levels are on a par with people ten years younger than them!

Cycling – your next obsession?

Cycling can quickly become a passion. For many cyclists, the daily commute isn’t enough. So why is it so compulsive?

The obvious scientific answer is that cycling releases lots of endorphins. And the harder the route, the better you’ll feel at the end of it. But there’s more to it than that. Cycling is just such a fun way to get around. You can see more. You can stop and walk if you need to. And if you’ve got the right kind of bike, you can get off the beaten track too.

Where next?

When you’ve got a bike – and access to public transport – you’re never limited by how far you can ride. You can mix cycling with public transport and see more of the county without having to push yourself too hard.

So whether you’re just beginning your cycling adventure, or you already live life on two wheels, here are some ideas of places to go, and routes to try...

Free cycling maps

Our collection of urban and cycle route maps will help you plan your next journey.

Cheltenham map courtesy of Cheltenham & Tewkesbury Cycling campaign.

​Cheltenham Cycling Map

​Gloucester Cycling Map

Tewkesbury Active Travel Map

Cirencester Active Travel Map

Stroud Cycling Map

Also includes Nailsworth, Cam, Dursley, Stonehouse and Wooton-under-Edge

On Road Cycle Maps supplied by – Escape to the Cotswolds


Tetbury and Westonbirt

Trains, Boats and Planes

Newent Loop A 28 or 19 mile loop taking in the sites of Newent and the surrounding area.  Try visiting their website for more details on the ride.

Off Road Cycle Maps supplied by - Escape to the Cotswolds & 1 South West



Forest of Dean





Think ride Cycling gives easy access to town centres & freedom to travel Think walk Feel the health benefits & enjoyment of regular walking Think train Free up your journey time & save on fuel and parking costs Think bus Avoid the jams & parking hassle with your direct route into town Think share Car sharing can cut your travel costs by a minimum of 50% Think electric Fully electric or hybrid cars are well suited to commuting & local trips