Warwickshire County Council
Warwickshire County Council

Cycling at Stratford Greenway

Description

The Greenway is a high quality surfaced path suitable for cyclists. It is part of the National Cycle Network, forming a five mile section of the West Midlands Cycle Route, which links Oxford to Derby via Birmingham. Please remember that other cyclists, horse riders and walkers will be using the route and you should slow down as you approach them, and sound your bell if necessary.

Circular cycle routes can be taken from the Greenway. These include the Stratford – Ilmington route, through the pretty Cotswold countryside, and the Stratford – Redditch route which includes some canal towpaths.

There are two kissing gates on the Greenway (near Seven Meadows and Milcote car parks) which must be passed through. These can be negotiated by inserting the front wheel into the specially created vertical gap between the hoops, allowing the gate to close behind the bike. Riders of longer bikes (e.g. tandems or trailer bikes), or wheelchair users, can purchase a key from Kingsbury Water Park (01827 872660) which will allow the gate to open fully.

Hire a bike locally from Stratford Bike Hire, phone 07711 776340.