The Chilterns takes in the finest landscapes in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, with highlights including market towns and villages, country pubs and National Trust properties. It is also home to the 173-mile Chilterns Cycleway, which loops the area.
The CTC are delighted to be the leading partner for a Local Sustainable Transport Fund project aimed to encourage more visitors to travel to the Chilterns by rail and to increase cycling in general within the Chilterns as an alternative to the car. The project, Cycle Chilterns, is focusing on three main gateways:
- · Twyford and Henley on Thames
- · Great Missenden, Chesham and Amersham
- · Tring and Berkhamsted
Within these gateways there will be investment in improved cycle links, better signage on cycling routes, more cycle parking, provision of bike hire facilities at railway stations and major attractions, and collaboration with a variety of accommodation providers.
We will encourage visitors to cycle as part of their holiday through better access to bike hire, increasing knowledge of cycle-friendly accommodation and facilities, and by improving and marketing local the cycle routes.
Cycle Routes and Itineraries
Over the coming months the Cycle Chilterns team will be developing a range of both on and off road cycle routes and suggested route itineraries for a range of abilities. There are already a variety of excellent cycle routes in the area, some of which are signposted and some that can be followed using detailed maps and leaflets.
A list of existing cycle routes and downloadable leaflets is available on the Chilterns AONB website
Great for families, beginners, people getting back into cycling or just those people who prefer to ride in a group, we will be organising a number of led rides across the Gateway towns. The rides will be led by qualified and experienced ride leaders that cater to the needs of the group so no riders are left behind.
The Cycle Chilterns rides will be listed in the events section of the CTC website alongside many other cycling events taking place every weekend across the UK. The CTC clubs in the area also run their own rides on a regular basis and welcome newcomers. Find your nearest club on the local-groups page.
Come back to visit this page to keep up to date with more projects developing in the area.