Warrington is perfect for cycling because it's quite flat and compact. Most places are close and easy to get to by bike, and with a vast network, you could make up your own route or follow one of our suggestions. 

Why not join a group, go on an organised ride or take part in an event? With cycle routes galore and signs to keep you on the right track, there are lots of ways you can get involved and take up cycling in Warrington.

Community bike rides

Easy going short group rides led by British Cycling and Bikeability qualified ride leaders.

Rides are aimed at people who are:

  • New to cycling
  • Haven’t cycled for a while
  • Want to explore the local area by bike
  • Want to ride with other like-minded people.

Most rides are on scenic, off road tarmac paths with short sections on quiet roads. Rides last between 1 hour and 1 hr 30 mins. Our rides are open to everyone, so come along and give it a go.

We currently deliver 2 rides per week:

  • Mondays 10am  - Various local routes, with starting points in Westbrook, Victoria Park, Birchwood and Bewsey/Dallam.

Maps and route planning

There's a plethora of cycle routes in Warrington, and we're adding new ones all the time. 

Did you know that there are over 100 Miles of cycling routes in Warrington? Get planning your journey today...  

Leisure rides for all ages and abilities

Nature reserves, parks and ecology trails for you to enjoy.


Woolston New Cut Heritage and Ecology Trail

This trail follows the old canal with links to Paddington Meadows, Victoria Park, Black Bear Park, The Twiggeries and Woolston. Check out the story of 'Old Billy' the world record holding oldest horse.

New Cut and ecology trail


Warrington to Runcorn Bridge

A longer route of 16.3 miles which follows the old St Helens Canal to Widnes. The path crosses Runcorn bridge with spectacular views over the river Mersey, follows the Bridgewater Canal and takes in one of Warrington's best loved and historical parks, Walton Gardens.

Warrington to Runcorn Bridge circular


Birchwood views

A varied ride around Birchwood with wonderful views across Risley/Chat Moss and North towards Winter Hill with the majority of the route being off road.

Birchwood views

Popular routes

We've picked out some popular cycle routes for you to try.


Terry O'Neill Way and Burtonwood Loop

Utilising the new Terry O’Neill Way, this 8 mile route takes you along the Sankey Valley Trail, where you’ll see remains of the first canal of the industrial revolution, on through Gypsy Wood before returning to Burtonwood Village.

Terry O'Neill Way and Burtonwood Loop


Trans Pennine Trail

The Trans Pennine Trail runs from Southport to Hornsea, including Leeds and York. It follows the Mersey River, Manchester Ship Canal and then onto a disused railway line out towards Lymm.

The Mersey river section contains magical view across a tidal section of the river.

Trans pennine trail route


Sankey Valley Trail

Enjoy a super, waterside cycle as you follow Sankey Brook's course and the now disused Sankey Canal. Take in meadows, woodland and a wetland nature reserve with a variety of birdlife.

The path along the Sankey Canal continues all the way to St Helen's.

Sankey Valley park

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