Each cathedral to cathedral section can be tackled separately. The length and terrain of sections vary, and many can be done on-road or off-road. Each cathedral will carry a stamp to collect. Medals will be available to buy for each section (with profits going to charity), and a coveted Finishers Medal is available to all those who have completed the full route.
The days range from panoramic hill views, lakes, river and canal rides to quiet country back lanes and bustling cities. Each cathedral will ensure a warm welcome for visiting cyclists. The published route takes mostly paved surfaces suitable for all skill levels and makes use of existing trails where possible. However, if you want to switch to off road, each leg of the journey offers huge variety.
The route is not signposted, but very often you are following a recognised cycle route. Parts of the route will require far greater emphasis on your own navigation skills to stay on track, so with so many sites of interest to look out for, scenic vistas to enjoy and coffee shops to visit.
Don’t forget to keep one eye out for the cathedral, and for the many other fascinating churches, chapels and meeting houses along the way.
Cycle with purpose
Why not cycle for your chosen charity?
If you'd like to do it to support the work of the National Churches Trust, do get in touch and we'd love to help promote your ride.
The route has been developed in partnership between the cathedrals, Cycling UK, the British Pilgrimage Trust, Sustrans and the Association of English Cathedrals, hoping to promote greener travel and mental and physical wellbeing.