Rides

We encourage anyone with an interest in cycling in Warwick, Leamington and Kenilworth to join us on our rides.  More information can be found on our Calendar.  All the rides are offered to participants free of charge. In the interest of safety of all; bicycles will be assessed prior to departure as to their road worthiness. All cycles considered unsafe will be excluded from starting the ride.

The Calendar also lists rides and events that have not been organised by Cycleways – we recommend you contact the organiser of these events directly for more information.

Suggestions for rides in the area from our members:

Download all rides with maps here:   Cycleways Rides

Old Milverton, Stoneleigh Park, Ashow and Hill Wootton

A short route for a quick ride that I always enjoy: Old Milverton Road to The Chase. Cross Kenilworth Road, take Stoneleigh Road as far as turn to Stoneleigh Park; take private Road through Stoneleigh Park (it is signed ‘no through traffic’, but no problem for bikes!) to Ashow Road; turn left, continue to junction with Kenilworth Road, cross at Toucan crossing, take Road signed to Warwick past Chesford Hotel as far as Hill Wootton turn; turn left through Hill Wootton, back to Kenilworth Road; turn right, back to The Chase and Old Milverton Road (you could cycle on footway at road side if road too busy). About 5-6 miles.

milverton map

(Almost) Circular Ride to Harbury including Ufton Fields

Here is a ride Bob MacQueen led a couple of years ago. It should take a couple of hours. It is a mixture of offroad and on road. The roads are generally quiet though you need to cross the Fosse Way and there is a small section of the A425 to negotiate. The ride to Harbury takes you up to Whitnash and then down Golf Lane to pick up the path directly alongside the railway which takes you to the Fosse. Crossing theFosse you go directly to Harbury entering on Middle Lane. Continue along Mill St through the middle of Harbury. There are shops here for provisions. Carry on and turn into Hall Lane until you reach the T-junction with the B4452. Turn left towards Ufton. After about half a mile turn left into Ufton Fields and follow the road until the roundabout in Ufton. You might like to stop on the way at the Ufton Fields Nature Reserve. Join the Southam Road in the Leamington direction for about 200 yards down Ufton Hill and turn right down the small lane towards the canal. You can then either return to Leamington on the canal towpath connecting to the Sustrans Route 41 or you can continue on the track to Welsh Road, turn left, cross the Fosse Way and then pick up Route 41 at the top of the hill. I will leave you to find your way to Golf Lane and from Route 41.Old Milverton, Stoneleigh Park, Ashow and Hill Wootton.

Baddesley Clinton and Packwood House by train and bike

One other short one using the train from Leamington Spa: Take train to Hatton and cycle on delightful minor lanes to back entrance of Baddesley Clinton (National Trust moated manor house). You can then cycle most of the way to the house on a track, if not wet, and make use of the excellent cafe at the house, visiting the church on the way. Retrace route back to road and continue to Packwood House (National Trust) with lovely grounds. Return back via Hatton station or cycle approx 2 miles to Lapworth station and return to L.Spa from there. About 10-11 miles in total.

Please let us know any rides in the area we could publish here and in our newsletter: webmaster@cycleways.org.uk