Cycling in Bodmin – Cornwall’s Cycling Town mediaistic
Cycling in Bodmin
Bodmin is very much the cycling heart of Cornwall, and there are currently large investments into the towns cycling infrastructure, linking some of the countries best cycling facilities, from Cardinham Woods, Lanhydrock and the Camel Trail.
Take a look at this video, which demonstrates some of the amazing cycling facilities we have here, as well as the on-going plans and developments within the town.
Cardinham Woods offers a variety of cycling experiences for all users, from moderate to difficult grades.
The main ‘Blue’ route is 12km in length, and offers an exciting cycling trail through Cardinham’s picturesque valley. Cycling here is best suited to cyclists with some level of off-road cycling experience and keen mountain bikers.
The trail can be taken at your own pace, either at a moderate speed, or a little faster for the more experienced cyclists, enjoying the tight corners, steps, climbs and descents.
Cardinham Cycling Trails also offer additional loops off of the main route, which are a ‘difficult’ grade, and are best suited for proficient mountain bikers. These include touch climbs, and steep sections and many more technical features.
Lanhydrock offers 6 trails, including easy, moderate and difficult cycling trails, to cater for all abilities and ages. They also have a ‘skills’ area, which is a great way for beginners to learn and practice their off-road cycling skills. These trails take you through the woodlands around the National Trust’s Lanhydrock grounds.
As well as the trails, Lanhydrock offer cycle hire, including high quality off-road mountain bikes for all ages. After your ride, there is an amazing cafe, offering a range of food and great coffee, and a fantastic outdoor adventure play area for the little ones.
The Camel Trail is a 17 mile (almost) flat cycling path, free of traffic, following the banks of the river Camel.
The trail runs from Pooley’s Bridge, through Bodmin and Wadebridge, and eventually arrives at the harbour town of Padstow.
You can explore the trail in sections, with cafes and pubs dotted along the route, and of course the ability to explore the towns of Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow.
You can also enjoy the wildlife throughout the woodlands, and along the long estuary as you head through Wadebridge and onto Padstow.
This trail is very easy going, and is suitable for all abilities, and perfect for bike trailers and disabled bike users.