We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Towpaths offer traffic-free routes alongside some of the country’s most stunning waterside scenery. Through our work we are helping more people enjoy the benefits of cycling. Taking to the towpaths on two wheels is a great way to get some exercise and with thousands of miles of fairly level towpaths, you can enjoy them whatever your age or cycling ability.

Providing green corridors through our cities and linking our towns and villages together, you can use our towpaths to enjoy an afternoon out with your family, a traffic-free route to work or even a week-long tour of the country.

We welcome all considerate cyclists to our towpaths and you don't need a permit. However, we would ask that you take a look at our Towpath Code before you take to the towpaths.

Breeze Rides

British Cycling’s Breeze is the biggest programme ever to get more women riding bikes for fun and fitness.  Our amazing Breeze Champions are helping thousands of women feel fitter and more confident on a bike.

  • rides from 3 miles to 30+
  • all ages and abilities welcome
  • friendly and supportive

To find out more head to Breeze Rides

Ride Social

Cycling’s even more fun when you do it with other people. So British Cycling created Ride Social – an easy way to find other like-minded cyclists and get out on your bikes together.  Join Britain’s biggest social cycling network to:

  • find local cyclists who enjoy the same riding as you
  • join bike rides organised by other users – or create your own
  • share your favourite routes
  • find a local cycling group – or create your own

Find out more at Ride Social