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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

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 or call 01727 819366.

Green Ring

St Albans will soon have a Green Ring - a continuous walking and cycling route (approx. 9Km long) that will encircle the city centre. The route will make cycling and walking a sensible first choice for journeys within the city where previously a car would have been used. This will help reduce congestion, pollution and provide a valuable and easy way to get enough exercise. 

The route will extend from Townsend in the north to Fleetville in the east, Sopwell in the south and into Verulam Estate to the west. At least 13 green spaces are connected by the Ring along with schools, places of worship, heritage sites, retail centres, leisure facilities and both city railway stations.
It is likely that the entire route will be completed by March 2017. Leaflets will be available to the public upon completion. 

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