Cycling on the River Thames
There are many great cycle paths and biking routes near the River Thames. So dust off your bike and get cycling today!
Although you can't cycle much of the Thames Path as most of it is a public footpath, there are some nice parts where you can. These are shown in the table below which includes other sections that are not on the Thames Path.
The National Cycle Network - routes four and five - take you next to the river for short periods before leading you to other scenic areas of the countryside.
For a list of cycling leaflets, books and maps covering the River Thames area, visit the Sustrans website.
Location (Grid reference)
|Godstow Bridge (SP 48396 09201) to Oxford Ring Road A4142 (SP 52484 03223)||5 Miles|
|*Oxford Ring Road A4142 (SP 52484 03223) to Kennington Rail Bridge (SP 52408 02769)||600 Metres|
|Coombe Bank, Thames Promenade (SU 69808 74979) to Caversham Bridge (SU 71135 74555)||0.9 Miles|
|***Hills Meadow, Caversham (SU 71356 74530) to Reading Bridge (SU 71799 74092)||0.5 Miles|
|**Reading Bridge (SU 71599 74235) to Thames Valley Park (SU 73529 73971)||1.9 Miles|
|Thames Valley Park (SU 73529 73971) to Sonning (SU 75494 75721)||0.7 Miles|
|**Dorney Reach (SU 91682 78670) (Access to footbridge)||120 Metres|
|Boveney (SU 94468 77816) to Eton (SU 94935 77986)||0.8 Miles|
|**Staines Railway Bridge (TQ 03621 71256) to Laleham (TQ 64948 68504)||2.4 Miles|
|**Shepperton Ferry (TQ 07511 65756) to Teddington Lock (TQ 16776 71557)||11 Miles|
* National Cycle Network, Route 5
** National Cycle Network, Route 4
*** Not a section of the Thames Path
There are detailed maps available on the Thames Path National Trail website. These show the routes listed above that follow the river as well as other sections where cycling is permitted along the Thames Path.