Cycling is so common in Cambridge. It is an alternative route to get around the city. When the weather is nice, take out your bike and try any of these routes.
1. Cambridge to Waterbeach
This route runs for 6.5 miles and can get a little bumpy. In this short ride, you will pass by the River Cam. And when you pass by in the early evening, you might see rowers practicing in the waters.
2. Cambridge to St. Ives
This route runs for 12 miles and is a straight route. In this scenic route, you will bike along the guided busway. Then take some time to appreciate the countryside.
3. Gog Magog
This is an 11-mile route, where you will pass by Hills Road, then Abraham Road, Wort’s Causeway, Fulbourn, and onto Cambridge Road. This is a good route to go on a leisure bike ride. You can also take along the children along this route, to teach them how to ride a bike. The grassy areas ensure that they won’t get hurt when they fall off.
4. Cambridge to Bottisham
This route runs for 7.3 miles. This is an urban route and cyclists pass by daily. Some of the sights to see are St. John’s College, Jesus Green, Midsummer Common, and the Museum of Technology. If you want to extend the route longer, you can continue to Ely or Wicken Fen. There is a train station at Ely, in case you don’t want to ride your bike on your return journey.
5. Grafham Water Cycling
They say to save the best for last. In this 10-mile route, cyclists will enjoy traffic-free trails along a water park. You can bring your bike here, or hire one from the site. Both children and adults can use this route.
Cycling is also a good exercise. Think of all the calories you will burn when you go to these bike routes. Just remember to keep safe. Check all your gears before hopping on that bike.