Cycling is one of the easiest ways to keep fit and healthy, it can be a fun activity for all the family. A bicycle does not cause pollution or contribute to climate change.
This leaflet suggests three rides, starting from the centre of Oakham, the county town of Rutland. If you are arriving by car, there are several pay and display car parks in Oakham.
The three routes are of varying distances and difficulty. Where possible the routes follow traffic free cycle paths and the roads suggested are generally the quieter ones. Please bear in mind that all roads have periods of use when they are busier and attract faster vehicles, cyclists must always take extra care when riding on public roads. A compforatble average speed should be 7 or 8 miles an hour with occasional stops but allow plenty of time to complete your ride.
Route 1: Oakham-Egleton – 3.8 miles (max 38 minutes)
Route 2 – Oakham-Burley on the Hill – 8 miles (max 80 minutes)
Route 3 – Oakham-Langham (Ashwell option) – 7 miles (max 70 minutes) or 9.5 miles (max 95 minutes)