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Cycling in South Gloucestershire

Most of South Gloucestershire’s roads are suitable for cycling, whilst a range of cycle facilities from dedicated cycle paths to cycle parking in public places are also managed by the council.

We are always looking for ways to improve cycle facilities and extend the network, so your views are important to help us identify priorities for action.

You are also our eyes and ears as users of our cycle network, so we welcome your comments on what needs fixing.

You can contact us in a variety of ways to raise any issues and let us have your views.

For everything you need to know about cycling, visit the Better by Bike website

This contains all the information you need about cycling in the West of England, ranging from the location of cycle shops, links to cycle maps and suggested routes, and how to access training.

Cycle forum

The South Gloucestershire Cycle Forum meets quarterly, and provides you with the opportunity to meet officers and Councillors to discuss cycle issues in an informal environment.


Most schemes promoted by the council to improve the transport network will have an impact, either direct or indirect, upon cycling.

You can view ongoing consultations on transport schemes and on new policy and strategy documents by visiting our consultation pages.


Part of the Bristol and Bath Railway Path between Signal Road in Staple Hill and Ridley Avenue in Mangotsfield will be closed from Monday 27 September to Monday 4 October for resurfacing. Signed diversions will be in place for cyclists and pedestrians and people are urged to take care when they are diverted onto local roads.

We aim to maintain the transport network in as good a condition as possible given the resources available to it.  Roads, cycle paths and footways are all regularly inspected to identify any problems requiring our attention, but you, the users of the network, can help us by reporting anything that you feel needs attention.

Most cycling will take place on roads, so please tell us if you have noticed any sections of road, cycle path or footway that need maintenance.  You can do this by reporting it online

Safety and training

We want to ensure that you are as safe as possible when cycling on our network, and would ask that you help us in this by wearing the appropriate protective equipment, ensuring that your bicycle is well-maintained and properly equipped, and making sure that you are easily seen.

Our Road Safety Team offers advice and training to all cyclists.

Cycle strategy

South Gloucestershire now has an adopted Cycle Strategy which sets out our approach to making cycling simpler, safer, more attractive for all.

In addition, our transport strategy is set out within the Joint Local Transport Plan (JLTP3), which was adopted in 2011 and covers the period up to 2026. The JLTP3 covers the West of England area including South Gloucestershire, and contains a Cycling Strategy Supplementary Document endorsed by all four local authorities.

These documents can be viewed on the TravelWest website

If you have any comments or queries regarding cycle strategy or policy issues, then please contact us at or raise them at the cycle forum.

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