Peterborough Green Wheel

The Peterborough Green Wheel contains a perimeter route and ‘spokes’ out from the city centre. It uses a mixture of traffic-free paths, quiet roads and urban cycle lanes. It enables cyclists to enjoy lovely attractions such as Ferry Meadows Country Park or Peterborough Cathedral.

Peterborough's Green Wheel is a network of routes in and around the city created as part of a Millennium project.

The section described here runs west from the city-centre along the River Nene, to Ferry Meadows Country Park and through the villages of Marholm and Etton before returning to Peterborough city centre and uses a mixture of traffic-free paths, quiet roads and urban cycle lanes. The section which follows the riverside path from the city-centre to the western end of Ferry Meadows Country Park is particularly suitable for novice cyclists and young children as it is flat and traffic-free.

Peterborough has a wealth of attractions including its impressive Norman Cathedral which boasts a magnificent West Front, Peterborough Museum and the Nene Valley Railway.

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Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness.

However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes.

Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces.

Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

Please help us protect this route

The Peterborough's Green Wheel is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy

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