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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
Newtown Old Town Hall 6mi 3 Mar 2014
Carisbrooke Castle 6mi 3 Mar 2014
Osborne 2mi 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

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 · 2

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…