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Home 6mi 28 Apr 2023
Red Funnel to Airbnb really short 300m 13 Apr 2023
E.Cowes to Airbnb short route 1mi 13 Apr 2023
Cowes to Fishbourne 6mi 23 Nov 2022
East Cowes to B&B in Newport 5mi 13 Sep 2022
WootonCowes 5mi 19 Jul 2022
Family route 5mi 17 Aug 2021
Osborne 2mi 3 Mar 2014
Newtown Old Town Hall 6mi 3 Mar 2014
Carisbrooke Castle 6mi 3 Mar 2014

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Bike-carrying buses are just the ticket

4 Apr 2014

The Isle of Wight’s coast is an all-time favourite ride – but if you don’t want to tackle the whole circuit in one go, new bike-carrying buses could be just…

Days Out

Weekend rides

Find somewhere to cycle this weekend. Here’s our route-planner’s top picks around Cowes:

Carisbrooke Castle · 6mi one-way
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Appuldurcombe House · 30mi round-trip
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Bembridge Fort · 30mi round-trip
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National Cycle Network

Cycle routes in Cowes

The National Cycle Network is a great way to find traffic-free routes and quiet lanes. These routes pass through Cowes:

To Reading, Basingstoke, Winchester, Eastleigh, Southampton, Newport and Shanklin.

Knowledge

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What are the roads like? Which are the most cycle-friendly cafés? Where’s your favourite place for a Saturday afternoon spin? Share your knowledge with other local cyclists.

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A note on our PDF maps

30 Oct 2022 · 2

When you’re planning a route, cycle.travel has always offered the option to export a print-ready PDF in one of several scales. PDF maps are great as a fallback for electronic…

cycle.travel now has Ordnance Survey maps

2 Apr 2021 · 3

Ordnance Survey maps are justly famed for their clear, detailed coverage of the British countryside. Generations of cyclists have planned their adventures with an OS map or two stuffed in…