Walking and cycling
Walking and cycling information and advice
Within Telford and Wrekin there are a large number of walking and cycling routes. Whether you wish to walk or cycle for leisure or to get to work or education, there are plenty of routes to get you where you want to go.
Half Term Bike Roadshows at Telford Town Park
These are being held at Telford Cycle Centre, situated in Telford Town Park, next to the visitor’s centre.
The Bike Roadshow sessions have all sorts of bikes to try, including balance bikes, (ideal for toddlers and young children to learn to ride), right up to tandems for a bit of fun. We have two of our friendly T&W cycling instructors on hand to support and encourage everyone.
They will be happy to help people who have not ridden for a long time (or who may not have ridden at all) to take their first steps into cycling.
The Roadshows are taking place on Tuesday 28 and Thursday 30 October, during half term week, from 10 am to 4 pm. This is a FREE event for all ages, so why not bring the family along and enjoy some autumnal riding.
Cycle lanes and routes
Cycle Routes are principally indicated by signs and markings. They may be either on the carriageway, on footways either shared with or segregated from pedestrians, or specially designated cycle paths.
Copies of all the walking and cycle route maps are available from libraries, the new Visitor's Centre in Telford Town Park and the Arriva Travel Shop in Telford bus station. Maps are also available from cycle shops such as Bicycle Buzz in Donnington, Halfords at the Bridge Retail Park, Perry's Cycles in Wellington and Nova Cycles in Newport. Otherwise you can contact The Road Safety & Sustainable Transport team.
There is also a good series of maps produced by Sustrans (the sustainable transport organisation) which cover the whole country. Sustrans have developed National cycle routes (often using old railway beds) and there are three that run through Telford and Wrekin, namely routes 55, 81 and 45. Visit the Sustrans website to find out more. There is also a section on 'Telford to Ironbridge Gorge' that is well worth exploring.
Individual Cycle routes
If you are trying to find a good cycle route, e.g. from your home to your workplace, then try the Transport Direct website. It offers you three kinds of route: Quietest/Quickest/Most recreational. It is a great way to plan a day out on your bike.
If you would like to report a problem with a cycle path, please use the online form.
For more information contact the Road Safety and Sustainable Transport team.
Last updated 21/10/2014
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Telford & Wrekin Council
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