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The Severn Ride and Stride project is helping get more people on bikes and out walking. We want to support you and have a range of resources and advice to help!

Please note, the government advice on exercising outdoors during Coronavirus is in England, “you can leave your home to exercise and spend time outdoors for recreation with your household or in groups of up to six people from outside your household.” The advice reflects the importance of keeping healthy by getting fresh air, sunlight and exercise.

Helping you cycle and walk

Rides and walking routes

Local Walks and Bike rides to help you stay active, explore the area and get where you need to go. Click here to see the routes.

Links and Resources

Find out about local community groups, watch how-to videos and see general cycling tips and advice

Cycling and Walking Map

Our map shows the local network of paths and routes to help you get about. Click here to see the map.

Videos

Check out a range of videos to help you cycle – how to ride confidently on the road or ride a bike from scratch.

Borrow a bike

Borrow for FREE for up to 3 months to make essential travel. Contact us here to register your interest.

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Cycle confidence

Boost your confidence with cycle training with a qualified instructor. Beginners welcome!

01/07/2020 – 1 to 1 cycling lessons are now available to book to boost your confidence on a bike! Delivered in partnership with Severn Ride and Stride, Bristol City Council and Life Cycle. Social distancing will be maintained at all times. Contact us here

01/06/2020 – We now have a fleet of bikes available to borrow for FREE for up to 3 months to make essential travel. If you need a bike to get to work, do shopping or make other essential journeys, please get in touch to register. Contact us here to register your interest.

Important update:

Due to Covid19 we are refocusing our activities to provide support you need over the coming weeks. Our previously planned cycling and walking group activities will be rescheduled to run later in the year (as and when possible). We will be able to continue to offer the following support:

– FREE personalised route planning – maps and advice for walking and cycling on the phone, via email, Whatsapp or video.

– FREE bike hire for up to 3 months

– FREE 1 to 1 cycle training and confidence sessions outdoors

Please get in touch if you would like travel advice or would like to suggest how we can help: Sam Marsh, [email protected] 07367 064117 —Alexa Bingham, [email protected] 07786 984063 – Follow us on Facebook for updates or click here to sign up to our newsletter.

Join our Walking and Cycling group on Facebook: Severn Ride and Striders here

Sign up to our newsletter here

See updates on our interactive map on the network updates page. This shows local cycle routes, infrastructure and cycling landmarks such as bike shops.

Upcoming Events:

Due to Covid19 the following cycling and walking group activities will be rescheduled to run later in the year (as and when possible).

Learn to Ride

Would you like to learn how to ride a bike? We can help! Our learn to ride sessions are aimed at new riders or those returning after a break. We’ll be using a traffic free area to learn the basics of balance and control in a safe and relaxed environment. Sessions are free of charge and bikes will be available for up to 5 people.

Please note booking is essential to secure a place on our activities. You can book by emailing us here.

Upcoming sessions:

Activities and events POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Saturday 4th April
Avonmouth Community Centre
257 Avonmouth Rd, Avonmouth, Bristol BS11 9EN
11:00-13:00

Note: There will also be a FREE Dr bike session on site 1200-1600 to safety check bikes and carry out minor repairs followed by a leisure ride at 14:00 (see below).

Saturday 2nd May
Ambition Lawrence Weston
Long Cross, Lawrence, Bristol BS11 0RX
11:00-13:00

Note: There will also be a FREE Dr bike session on site 1200-1600 to safety check bikes and carry out minor repairs followed by a leisure ride at 14:00 (see below).

Leisure Rides

We’ll be guiding you on a leisurely bike ride with qualified ride leaders to show you the local area! Rides will be short and suitable for less experienced riders. Bikes are available to borrow if needed. Please note booking is essential to secure a place on our activities. You can email us here to book.

Upcoming leisure rides:

Activities and events POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Saturday 4th April
Avonmouth Community Centre
257 Avonmouth Rd, Avonmouth, Bristol BS11 9EN
1400-1600

Note: There will also be a FREE Dr bike session on site 1200-1600 to safety check bikes and carry out minor repairs

Saturday 2nd May
Ambition Lawrence Weston
Long Cross, Lawrence, Bristol BS11 0RX
1400-1600

Note: There will also be a FREE Dr bike session on site 1200-1600 to safety check bikes and carry out minor repairs

Commuter Rides

We will be guiding you on a ride on routes that are ideal for commuting. You don’t need to work in the area to join, but you should be able to ride a bike and have good control. The rides are largely on bike paths but will use some roads for short sections.

These rides will take you from the start point to Western Approach Industrial Area and return using the same route. You’ll have the option to join us for the ride there, the ride back, or both. Please note booking is essential to secure a place on our activities. Please get in touch to book! You can email us here to book.

Upcoming commuter rides:

Activities and events POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Wednesday 15th April
Lawrence Weston to Western Approach Industrial Area
Ambition Lawrence Weston, Long Cross, Lawrence, Bristol BS11 0RX to
GKN Aerospace, Western Approach, Severn Beach, BS35 4GG
13:00 – 14:00
Western Approach back to Lawrence Weston
14:15 – 15:15

Wednesday 22nd April
Avonmouth to Western Approach Industrial Area
Avonmouth Station, Avonmouth, Bristol BS11 9JB to
GKN entrance, Western Approach, Severn Beach, BS35 4GG
13:00 – 1400
Western Approach Industrial Area back to Avonmouth
14:15 – 15:15

Wednesday 29th April
Patchway to Western Approach Industrial Area
Patchway Station, Little Stoke, BS34 6JT to
GKN entrance, Western Approach, Severn Beach, BS35 4GG
12:45 – 1400
Western Approach Industrial Area back to Patchway
14:15 – 15:15

Walks

Join us for a guided walk where we’ll show you some of the local paths. A free and fun way to meet people and see some nature. Please note booking is essential to secure a place on our activities. Please get in touch to book! You can email us here to book.

Upcoming walks:

Activities and events POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

8th May
Exploring the Greenway – Avonmouth to The Farm and back again! (or take the bus)
Avonmouth Community Centre, 257 Avonmouth Rd, Avonmouth, Bristol BS11 9EN to
Lawrence Weston Community Farm, Saltmarsh Dr, Bristol BS11 0NJ
10:00-12:30 with 30 minute tea/coffee break at the farm!

8th May
Lamplighters Family Ramble – Avonmouth to The Lamplighters Pub
Avonmouth Community Centre, 257 Avonmouth Rd, Avonmouth, Bristol BS11 9EN to
The Lamplighters Pub, Station Rd, Shirehampton, Bristol BS11 9XA
16:00-17:00

Resources

We currently can help with:

Advice and route planning: for using the local network. Contact us to chat about which routes would suit you best whether cycling, walking or using public transport.

Cycle training: Beginners through to advanced cycling. We can arrange lessons for complete beginners 1to1 or via our Learn to Ride sessions. For those who want a confidence boost or guidance on where to cycle we can arrange 1to1 on-road training with a qualified instructor.

Led rides and walks: keep an eye on our events! Or sign up to the newsletter.

Commuter rides: Showing you the way to work! Keep an eye on our events.

Dr bike sessions: This is a great way to get your bike checked for free! The mechanic will do an ‘MOT’ style bike check up and report on any important repairs that need doing. The mechanic should also be able to carry out basic repairs. Keep an eye on upcoming bike check ups

Free Bike hire: We will soon have a fleet of hybrid bikes available to borrow. eBikes are available from Travel West

Links

Sustrans Routes Network: https://www.sustrans.org.uk/national-cycle-network/

Travel West – for free eBike hire and advice: https://travelwest.info/

Lets Ride – For local organised rides you can join: https://www.letsride.co.uk/