Cycling is a great way to see our network of canals and rivers and get some exercise at the same time. If you're planning a day out on your bike why not incorporate our canals into it? Our towpaths offer traffic free routes next to some of the country's most stunning waterside scenery.

Our cycling pages provide lost of information about cycling on our towpaths; however we've also listed some of the most frequently asked questions for you here. 

Do I need a permit to cycle on your towpaths?

No.  You don't need a permit to use your bike on any of our towpaths. However, we would ask that you take a look at the Greenway Code before you take to the towpaths. Lots of people visit the waterways, for many different reasons, and everyone is entitled to feel happy and safe whilst they're visiting.

Where can I cycle?   

We’ve got a number of recommended cycle routes. These take in waterside towpaths, quiet country lanes and other cycle paths. Use the search facility on the cycling homepage to find a route near you. Just remember to look out for any 'no cycling' signs.

Are there any rules?

Take a look at our hints and tips for considerate cycling and advice on staying safe before you go out onto the towpath.

If you still can't find the answer to your question, or you have but you would like some more information, you can get in touch with us by email or by telephone to 0303 040 4040.