LS17 / Bristol Harbourside Traffic Free

A short lap of the harbour with no traffic

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The Floating Harbour is at the heart of Bristol, and there's no better place to start a ride than the Mud Dock Cycleworks and Cafe - there's plenty of parking if you're driving and refreshments before and after your ride.

Being a sea faring city of world renown the sites worth seeing in Bristol cluster around the waterfront.

The route follows the water from Redcliffe as far as the lock at Cumberland Basin. You'll pass Brunel's SS Great Britain and a statue of Plimsoll (line, not shoes), as well as enjoying less well known sites, such as the Underfall Yard.

The ride leaves the centre of the city and travels to where the docks meet the Avon, with a view of the Avon Gorge and Brunel's suspension bridge.

Not only is this a relaxing sightseeing tour, but the route is well supplied by waterfront pubs!

Cumberland Lock and Basin have no rail between you and the water, but there is plenty of space to ride.

If you come back into the centre past the Grain Barge, a floating pub, there is a set of stairs that you will need to carry your bike down. At the bottom of the stairs join the wooden walkways to ride back up on to the dock, and save using any more stairs!

As a local the traffic free routes around the Harbourside are great for commuting and relaxing evening rides, and, unlike most other rides around Bristol, there are no hills!

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