Ride opportunities in Portsmouth

If you want to cycle with others or simply want to learn some new routes there are plenty of opportunities to ride in Portsmouth. Find out more here.

Pedal Portsmouth - Get cycling this year 

Pedal Portsmouth is the local cycling community connecting everyone interested in cycling in the city and beyond. Portsmouth is a great city to cycle - flat, compact and with some lovely scenic rides along the coast. It is possible to cycle from Southsea in the south of the city to Paulsgrove in the north in just 45 minutes at a comfortable pace.

Below you will find details of cycle routes, our free led bike rides through the council's partnership with British Cycling and low-cost cycling safety products for sale.  Look out for the return of Bike Doctor this summer.  

For more information about cycling in Portsmouth, email us here or phone 023 9283 4092.

To find out more go to the Pedal Portsmouth Facebook page.

Sign up to the Pedal Portsmouth newsletter.

Led rides around the city

British Cycling has a contract with Portsmouth City Council to deliver led cycle rides in the city.  These are:

-       Breeze rides - women only

-       Social Rides - for mixed level rides in your area

 There is also an online cycling community called 'Ride Social' which is hosted by British Cycling.  People can register and join rides that are happening locally or set up their own rides.  

Leisure bike ride routes are available on Visit Portsmouth. Volunteers at Portsmouth Cycle Forum also organise guided cycle rides around the city.  Alternatively, to plan your own cycle route use the journey planner on the home page.You can choose between quietest or fastest routes and find out how many calories you've burnt.

Portsmouth City Council is currently improving city infrastructure – including new dedicated cycle routes – so as many people as possible are inspired to enjoy the benefits of cycling, and to make it easier for those who already cycle in the city.

This includes council involvement in the Shipwright's Way, a new long-distance route from Alice Holt Forest near Farnham to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - around 50 miles in all - which will form part of the Sustrans National Cycle Network.