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