Cycling for leisure
Some of our cycle instructors and cycling groups have provided us with some of their favourite cycles routes. Wokingham Borough Council take no responsibility for the cycle routes. Cyclists ride at their own risk and should make sure that the ride is within their capability in terms of length, terrain and gradients
These routes are listed below - click in the link to find the route:
- Beginners ride Dinton Pastures to Shurlock Row via Hurst and The Straight Mile - 11 Miles
- Binfield and surrounding areas - 19 miles
- Dinton Pastures to Warren Row and back - 24 miles
- Binfield round route starting from Jocks Lane - 17 miles
The following routes have a short description too:
Using cycle paths initially around Woosehill, this rides then joins the cycle path on the Reading Road to take a route across to the entrance to Dinton Pastures. Here, the route using the pretty lanes around Hurst, all fairly quiet from traffic. A bit of main road for a mile or so, then through the Village of Hurst, passing the Church, and crossing over into the Sandford Lane entrance of Dinton Pastures. Following the path to one side of the lake, you re-emerge at the main entrance, and return by a similar route to Woosehill.
Starting at Cantley sports field, use the pathway towards the Warren House Road. A short stretch on main road, then you can make use of the excellent new cycle paths which follow the northern distribution road (Diamond Jubilee Way and then Oak Avenue) which brings you out at the Oakingham Belle. Continue using cycle paths through the roundabout, and up to Binfield opposite the ski slope, then enjoy the peaceful Murrell Hill Lane. Follow the route crossing for a loop along the pretty Wicks Green.
A short section of main road here at the 6 mile mark, then a left into Binfield Road. You will cross the roundabout you previously crossed on your outward journey and this time continue over and into the Keephatch development, before joining Keephatch Road. Either return to Cantley the same way, or use the cycle path on Bell Foundry Lane to return to Cantley.
Starting next to Morrisons, ride on Smiths Walk, then cut through into Evergreen Way, following the route to connect to Barkham Road, and then cross to Blagrove Lane. Left into Oaklands Avenue will take you to Molly Millars Lane, then right into Eastheath Avenue. Crossing the Finchampstead Road, you shortly turn into the quiet Luckley Road, where you can enjoy the countryside passing Ludgrove School. This route continues eventually cutting through Ravenswood Village, and then south of Crowthorne, passing Horseshoe Lake. A bit of climb up Dell Road, and again to Finchampstead Church, will be followed by the lovely long downhill of Whitehorse Lane. Cutting through California Park, you will connect to Nashgrove Lane, for the final climb back up Blagrove Lane, and back across to Woosehill.