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Cycling

Pedal power.

Get fit, relax in the fresh air, or explore your local area. The walks and cycle paths around The Helix have so much to offer.

Cycling

Cycling is an enjoyable way to get fit and spend some quality time with the family. It's also a great way to explore Falkirk's local landmarks and make the most of our path network.

Our paths connect to over 500 kilometres of cycleways across the Falkirk district, so you'll never be stuck for new routes. You can take it easy with the family or opt for a more challenging work out - the choice is yours.

With the new Helix paths and the growing cycle network in the Falkirk area, you can cycle for miles without ever going near a road. Ben, Sustainability Officer

Cycling tips

We've borrowed some of the cycling tips below from the National Health Service's Choices website for safe cycling.

  • Wear a helmet
  • Be seen and be heard - wear high visibility clothing and use your bell if required!
  • Be aware of your speed when using our paths
  • Be alert and plan your route
  • Follow the Highway Code
  • If you're just getting started, take it slowly and gradually build yourself up - our Electric Bike Hire may be ideal for you.

We're not medical professionals, so we'd always advise that you consult someone who is before embarking on any health and fitness regime. 

If you still consider yourself a beginner at cycling, it may be worth your while consulting with a professional bike shop. We've listed some of the bike shops in the Falkirk area below.

Local bike shops

Cycle Trails

We're lucky to be linked to two National Cycle Routes as well as the John Muir Way, which runs from Dunbar in East Lothian to Helensburgh in Argyll and Bute. You don't have to follow a set path, though - you can get out and explore our extensive path network.