As autumn approaches its still a great time to get out on your bike and explore the wonderful countryside around Worcester. You can get out a map and plan routes for yourself, but to help you find some of the best and safest routes Push Bike! members have supported the County Council to provide five signed leisure routes starting from the outskirts of Worcester.
- Broadway Hallow Loop – 7.5 mile or 14 mile routes starting from Worcester University ‘s main campus.
- Crowle Tibberton Loop – 12 mile route starting from Worcester Woods Countryside Centre.
- Kempsey Norton Loop – 8.5 mile or 13.5 mile routes starting from Worcester Woods Countryside Centre.
- Northwick Ladywood Loop – 6.5 mile and 10.5 mile routes starting from the Pump House Environment Centre.
- Worcester City Circular Loop – a 9 mile loop using the City’s existing cycle network.
You can download a copy of any of the above from the Worcestershire County Council website www.worcestershire.gov.uk by searching for ‘Cycle Routes and Maps’.
Also on the website is a new ‘Bredon and Around the Hill’ route (signed as L21) and longer routes using the National Cycling Network leading out from Worcester to Droitwich, Pershore and Evesham plus a route between Bewdley and Bridgnorth.
We also helped Malvern Hills District Council and the University to develop 6 routes of between 5.5 miles and 8.5 miles in the Teme Valley. These, together with GPX and KML files for your smart phone, can be downloaded by searching for ‘Teme Valley Trail Guide’ at www.visitthemalverns.org
Finally, starting from Worcester Cathedral, the ‘Towers and Spires’ 25 mile and 42 mile ‘Towers and Spires’ routes around historic local churches can be found at www.cofe-worcester.org.uk
Printed copies of some of the above can sometimes be found at Worcester’s Tourist Information Centre, the Pump House Environment Centre and local independent bike shops.