Cycling is big news in Worcester city and is growing in popularity. The historic city is ideal for travel by bike, with a number of routes to choose from. A stunning bridge over the River Severn at Diglis makes it easy to cross the river and creates a picturesque circular route around the riverside whether you are commuting to work or spending some quality time with friends and family.
Worcester grew as a city thanks to the industrial advances afforded by the River Severn and riverside tourism and leisure is still hugely important today. The city’s other waterway is the Worcester & Birmingham Canal which is a scenic route amongst the districts and has a fully cyclable towpath. Around the suburbs there are various cycle routes, all signposted and well-maintained.
There are a number of cycle racks throughout the city centre. Crowngate Shopping Centre host a secure cycle storage unit which is also a community hub for cyclists to share information about local cycle clubs, cycle groups, local cycle routes and information.
Cyclists can park their bike in a warm, dry safe place, monitored by CCTV. They also have a dedicated repair station so you can pump up your tyre or tighten your handle bars.
The city has excellent links with other districts in the region as well as the National Cycle Network. Within just a few minutes bike ride, you can have escaped the hustle and bustle and be deep in the heart of the countryside with all its breath-taking scenery.
Whatever your reason for cycling, by using the bike you could: