Thanks to National Cycle Network trails connecting Clevedon to Portishead, Long Ashton and Bristol city centre, hopping on two wheels is one of the best ways to travel along the North Somerset coast

Here Discover Clevedon explain how you can make a day of enjoying this seaside destination by bike.

Cycling from Bristol to Clevedon

After a scenic tour of Ashton Court, join Abbots Leigh Road (A369) at the Rownham Hill junction and follow the National Cycle Network on route 334 through scenic fields and woodland towards Failand. Join Failand Way towards Portbury and enjoy a country lane until you reach the footpath crossing the M5 motorway. 

A country lane in Portbury, near Bristol
Image: Portbury lane, Sustrans Route 344

Make your way through Portishead to Nore Road, where a steep incline meets you, but coastal views greet you with a cool sea breeze. You’re rewarded with a descent down on to Walton Street onto the B3124.

Join the B3124 by turning right at the bottom of Walton and take an immediate right onto Holly Lane. There's another short climb as this winds round to a fun descent into Clevedon and across the coastline towards the the Pier. You’ve made it!

Once you’ve found yourself in Clevedon, you can enjoy cycle routes that take you through previous TV locations, through streets of independent shops and cafes and leafy country lanes towards the Strawberry Line that connect you to Cheddar and beyond.

See the Cycling Routes page on the Discover Clevedon website for further cycling routes. Keep an eye out for the Pier to Pier Way, a new 13-mile cycling route connecting Clevedon to Weston-super-Mare, due to open in 2024. 

Clevedon Pier - credit Discover Clevedon
Image: Clevedon Pier, credit Discover Clevedon

Where you can refuel

Once you’ve reached Clevedon, the first thing on one’s mind is no doubt, food!

The seafront boasts a number of cafes, restaurants that are happy to welcome cyclists either indoors or within their outdoor seating areas. You can take a seat, stretch your legs and refuel at the following:

  • The Glass Box Takeaway Cafe, Clevedon Pier: Open Wednesday to Sunday, 11am-3pm
  • Scarlett’s Restaurant: Open Monday to Sunday, 9am-5pm.
  • Tiffin at the Beach: Open Monday to Sunday, 9am-5pm
  • Five The Beach: Monday to Sunday, 9am-5pm

More local foodie inspiration can be found in this culinary guide to Clevedon as well as on the Discover Clevedon website

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