Getting on your bike is quick, healthy and low cost.

Cycling is therefore a great way to get around the local area, or if you are a little fitter, to travel further afield. To the right are a range of useful links, including the Carlisle Walk & Cycle Map, a useful online journey planning tool, details of cycling clubs and venues and organised cycle rides. For a quick guide to cycle times to key local destinations see below:

  • Spar: 1.1km – approx. 4 minutes by bike;
  • City Centre: 2.8km – approx. 11 minutes by bike;
  • Carlisle train station: 2.5km – approx. 10 minutes by bike;
  • St Nicolas Gate: 1.8km – approx. 7 minutes by bike;
  • ASDA: 3km – approx. 12 minutes by bike;

Useful cycle links:

Carlisle Walking and Cycling Map

You can view and download a useful map that highlights walking and cycling routes in Carlisle by clicking here

Plan a journey by bike

Cyclestreets.net allows you to plan a journey by bike by simply entering your journey start and finish points.

We have completed some of the details for you, so simply click here to plan your journey from The Ridings.

National Cycle Network Map

You can view or download a copy of the National Cycle Network map by clicking here

Cycle Carlisle

Cycle Carlisle provides a range of information on cycling in Carlisle, with the aim of improving local cycle conditions. Take a look by clicking here

Free Online Journey Planner

Cycle Streets is a handy website that allows you to plan a journey by bike. Simply enter your start and end points and the website will do the rest. It will not only give you route options but it will also tell you journey times, number of hills and calories burnt.