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Cycling in Weymouth and Portland

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Enjoy cycling around Weymouth and Portland with cycle routes and maps

Enjoy 24 miles of cycling on traffic free routes around Weymouth and Portland with cycle routes and maps.  Keep your bike secure with 250+ free cycle parking berths (use your own lock) spread across the town centre.

Cycle routes

National cycle network (NCN) route 26 - Portland to Weymouth (four miles)

Traffic free throughout from Victoria Square in Chiswell to Weymouth town centre.  With beautiful scenery along the way, take in the Chesil Beach Visitor Centre (opens in a new window) or Weymouth and Portland's National Sailing Academy (opens in a new window).

NCN 26 - Weymouth to Dorchester (eight miles)

Traffic free from Weymouth until the edge of Dorchester, this is a pleasant, leisurely day ride. Pause for a well earned rest at the top of the Ridgeway to take in the views of coast and countryside or divert to visit Maiden Castle (opens in a new window).

Why not continue on from Dorchester and follow NCN26 to Sherborne?  The full route from Portland to Sherborne is 41 miles and is manageable in a day.

The Rodwell Trail

Signed as NCN26 between Weymouth Marina and Ferrybridge, the 2 mile route of the old Weymouth and Portland Railway line is very popular with pedestrians, cyclists and dog walkers.

Sandsfoot Castle, one of Henry VIII's Device Forts, offers a great spot for a picnic with a café and lovely views over Portland harbour.

Radipole Park Drive - Local Route 1 (1.8 miles)

Largely traffic free, this route passes alongside Radipole Lake into Weymouth Town Centre from Radipole. Take in Radipole Park Gardens along the way with children's park and tennis courts.

The Marsh Route - Local Route 2 (2.3 miles)

Connecting Chickerell with Weymouth, this route is mostly traffic free and provides easy access to the swimming pool and through The Marsh open space.

The Granby Route - Local Route 3 (1.5 miles)

Use this traffic free route to access the Granby Industrial Estate and Link Park employment areas from NCN26 and the Marsh Route

The Redlands Route - Local Route 4 (2 miles)

This route connects the attractions of Lodmoor Country Park with Redlands and the Wey Valley School via Weymouth Park and Ride.  The route is traffic free between Lodmoor Country Park and Dorchester Road

The Littlemoor Route - Local Route 5 (2 miles)

This traffic free route connects Preston, Littlemoor and Upwey, including the railway station.

The Preston Route - Local Route 6 (0.9 miles)

A quiet, traffic free spur to link Preston with the town centre through Lodmoor RSPB nature reserve.

The Overcombe Route - Local Route 7 (2 miles)

Connecting NCN26 with Overcombe, Weymouth College and Lodmoor Country Park this route follows quiet roads and traffic free paths.  There is also a 0.9 mile spur along Preston Beach Esplanade offering great views over towards Weymouth Beach.

Tour de Manche

If you're feeling adventurous why not consider the 750 mile Tour de Manche (opens in a new window), a cross channel cycle touring itinerary which passes through some of the most beautiful coastline scenery and towns in Dorset, Normandy, Brittany and Devon.

Jurassic Cycle Trails

Cycling is a great way to explore our beautiful area. Why not hire a bike and ride in the footprints of dinosaurs on the Jurassic Cycle Trails (pdf, 1Mb) (opens in a new window)?  This offers flat trails of 6, 8.5 and 17 miles.  

Lodmoor Country Park

Ideal for cycling or walking with the family, the path leads cyclists to a dedicated shared use cycle path along Preston Beach Road to Overcombe Corner.

Bike hire

Bikes can be hired from:

  • Jurassic Trails Cycle Hire - 01305 836428
  • Weymouth Bike Hire - 07973 751393
  • Tilleys Ltd - 01305 785672
  • Fixbike the Bike Shop - 01305 898145
  • Weymouth and Portland Bike Hire - 07523 376059

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