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The St Albans City and District Cycling Map

St Albans City and District Cycling map

Due to increasing traffic congestion, it's often quicker to travel by bike. A journey of 1.5 miles for instance, takes about 10 mins by bike. There are a number of off-road cycle routes and safe cycle paths across St Albans for cyclists.  

A district-wide cycle map is available to help both new and experienced cyclists to plan their routes across the St Albans District. You can pick up your free copy from local libraries, cycle shops, Tourist Information Centre and at the Council offices. You can also ask to be sent a copy by emailing contactus@stalbans.gov.uk

The map is also downloadable below. Simply use the move and zoom functions in your Adobe Acrobat Reader to view different areas of the map at larger scales. You can print specific sections by selecting 'Print Current View' and then selecting 'Fit to Printable Area' and 'Colour' in your print settings.

Verulamium Cycle Route

Cycle paths have been introduced in Verulamium Park to provide better off-road cycling connections in St Albans. The map below shows where these cycle routes are. 

Maintenance of the cycle network

If you notice any faults with roads or pavements, please report these to Herts County Council or call 01438 737320. Faults relating to the Alban Way or Nicky Line should be reported by emailing St Albans City and District Council's Green Spaces Team at greenspaces@stalbans.gov.uk or call 01727 819366.

Green Ring

…. The Green way to work, school & play……

Plan your route around the green spaces of St Albans.

St Albans Green Ring was officially opened on 25th October 2018 and offers you the chance to get out of the traffic and into the fresh air on a new network of paths encircling the city centre.

The Ring is a continuous walking and cycling route covering 6.5 miles (9Km) of open space, parks, nature reserves, and heritage sites. It connects to schools, workplaces, shopping and leisure facilities, both of the city’s railway stations, and St Albans finest beauty spots. 

It also links and enhances existing foot and cycle paths and extends from Townsend in the north to Fleetville in the east, Sopwell in the south and into Verulam Estate to the west.

A map of the Green Ring with recommendations for our top 10 sites on route, can be downloaded below.

Specific off-road cycle routes

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Separate leaflets are also available for each of the off-road cycle routes in the district. These can be downloaded by following the links below. Paper copies can be obtained  from the Tourist Information Centre or by calling 01727 866100.

  • The Alban Way is a trail of approximately 6.5 miles for cyclists and walkers along the former railway line between St Albans and Hatfield. It is an important link in the local sustainable transport network and forms part of Route 61 of the National Cycle Network.
  • The Nickey Line is a footpath and cycle way approximately 8.5 miles long that links Harpenden, Redbourn and Hemel Hempstead. The route forms part of route 57 of the National Cycle Network. 
  • The Ayot Greenway is a 2.5 mile route running between Welwyn Garden City, through Sherrardspark Wood and into Ayot Green and Wheathampstead. Leaflets can be downloaded below. 
  • The Abbey Way is a 9 mile route for walkers and cyclists stretching from St Albans to Watford, passing through a mixture of off-road and quet street sections. Leaflets can be downloaded below

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Date of last review: 29 November 2016