Pier To Pier Cycle Route Now Open!

 A Scenic 13-Mile Cycle Route Now Open

 

Cycling enthusiasts and casual riders alike have reason to celebrate with the grand opening of the Pier to Pier Way, a stunning new 13-mile cycle route that seamlessly links Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon.

 

 

A Route for All Riders

The Pier to Pier Way is designed with a variety of cyclists in mind. For those commuting between Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon, this route offers a practical and scenic alternative to the daily drive, contributing to a healthier lifestyle and a greener environment. Leisure users and tourists can enjoy a leisurely ride, taking in the beautiful coastal views, charming villages, and tranquil countryside.

The complete route is now almost fully signed with bespoke ‘Pier to Pier’ signing. (Please note the sign by the Grand Pier is due to be installed soon and those at Clevedon Seafront are pending changes to the Seafront).

 

The key parts of the route are:

 

Weston-super-Mare Promenade

Leaving the Grand Pier, the route follows the Promenade to Marine Lake. It can be a busy shared space so please ride with care and consideration for others.

 

Kewstoke Road and lanes to Tutshill greenway

From Marine Lake, cyclists join Kewstoke Road. This includes the former ‘Toll Road’ and has cliffs down to the sea. The road is usually quiet, has a 25mph speed limit, and expansive views across the Bristol Channel.

At the southern end of Kewstoke Road you can pause at Prince Consort Gardens and enjoy the views. You can also view Birnbeck Pier which is now being renovated and will once again become the home to the RNLI. If walking, there is an alternative parallel footpath through Weston Woods.

Kewstoke village can be found at the opposite end of Kewstoke Road. From here (or Lower Norton lane if coming from Clevedon), you can take a diversion from the main route and follow the signs to Sand Bay and Sand Point. Both links can be busy with traffic in the holiday season.

Kewstoke Road, through the village of Kewstoke, and the lanes to the Tutshill greenway are generally quiet but can have traffic at peak times.

 

Tutshill greenway

This is a new one-mile traffic-free route crossing the Yeo and Oldbridge rivers. It is based on the former Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Railway. This link allows pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians to avoid the busy A370 and saves four miles over the previous journey.

At the rivers, the route uses the sluice crossings. There is wooden screening with observation points to avoid disturbance of bird life. Birds that can be found in the area include Redshank, Dunlin, Curlew and Shelduck.

Lanes from Tutshill Greenway to Clevedon

Quiet lanes take you from the Greenway towards Clevedon. Be aware of farm traffic and that some sections are narrow with adjacent rhines.

You can continue into Clevedon via roads for a more direct route to the Pier and also join a path to the Town Centre. Alternatively, follow the Clevedon coastal defences and Marshalls Field paths.

 

Clevedon coastal sea defences and Marshalls Field paths

Follow 1 ½ miles of newly upgraded path with spectacular views across the Severn Estuary. On high spring tides and during stormy weather, the sea defences path could be flooded or dangerous. During this time, the road option will need to be followed. Both option are fully signposted.

 

Marshalls Field to Clevedon Seafront

The route follows Old Church Road and Elton Road. Clevedon Marine Lake is easily reached from the route as you approach Clevedon Seafront.

You’ll then arrive at the Clevedon Seafront road called The Beach.

On this road is the historic Clevedon Pier, Britain’s only Grade One listed pier. It marks the start or finish of the Pier to Pier Way.

You can continue on ½ mile to Hill Road, which has some great cafés, restaurants and shops. This has newly widened footways, a contraflow cycle lane, and is part of a 20mph zone.

For further information on the Pier to Pier Way, please email [email protected].