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Cycling along Bournemouth Promenade

Cycling in Bournemouth

Sky Ride Local bike rides have returned to Bournemouth again this summer. Bournemouth Borough Council has teamed up with British Cycling to deliver free, guided bike rides throughout August and September. Sky Ride Local provides the perfect opportunity for families and friends to get together and take part in fun, community rides and explore the local area on two wheels. There are rides for all ages and abilities with different options available from easy-going to more challenging rides.

All rides are organised and guided by British Cycling trained Ride Leaders, who are on hand to offer encouragement and support throughout.

For more information on Sky Ride Local or to sign up for a free ride visit

Cycling In Bournemouth

Do you love rough and exhilarating downhill rides? Or speed-racing on roads with beautiful scenery? Or simply enjoying flat and safe cycling with the family and maybe teach your youngest how to ride? Bournemouth has all the options for every age and ability.

From scenic flats to strenuous hill rides, Bournemouth and the surrounding areas are a magnet for cyclists. There are also several bike hire options if you haven’t got your own, making life easy. Bike hire and cycling is great for groups and can easily be catered for if organised in advance.

Bournemouth Promenade

Bournemouth beach has a great promenade for cycling which stretches from Hengistbury Head in the east, to Sandbanks in the west. Although it’s not permitted to cycle on the prom between 10am and 6pm in July and August due to the high amount of people, you can however ride between the Piers on the road at all times throughout the year which still makes it a great way to get around out wonderful coastline.

Front Bike Hire

Kool Cycle Hire


Forest Leisure Cycling

New Forest Activities

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