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;
  • ADSA: 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.

Map My Ride

The Map My Ride website provides a great online cycle planning tool which details distance, elevation and gives you a visual route map. What’s more you can download the Map My Ride app on your smartphone where you can track your route, distance and pace whilst on the go.

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