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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.

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. 

Cycle Hire at Falkirk Cycle Hub

Located between The Kelpies and the Falkirk Wheel on the banks of the Forth & Clyde canal, the new 'Falkirk Cycle Hub' is the perfect place to hire a bike from for exploring the local area. You can hire everything from traditional bikes to electric bikes as well as specialist accessible bicycles.

Run by our friends Dawson Bike Club, their new workshop is found in Bankside Industrial Estate - a great base for exploring The Helix by bike!

www.falkirkcyclehub.com

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

HArTT Cycle Route

The Helix Around Town Tour is a 16 mile circular cycle route starting at Falkirk Stadium and connecting The Helix, The Falkirk Wheel and Callendar Park. The HArTT begins at The Helix and travels by cycleway and towpath through woodlands, glens and communities.

It should be noted that the HArTT route utilises public pathways to create the circular route. Waypoint signage is not in place at present - we hope to have it installed later this year.

Maps of the HArTT are available in the Plaza CafĂ© in Helix Park, and the visitor centre at The Kelpies. You can also explore the map online here or download a PDF of the paper map here

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.