Posted in Cycling from Maidenhead on Tuesday 28 April 2020
This is a simple cycling route that takes you from Maidenhead to Windsor using National Cycle Network route 4 (NCN 4). We are only using a small part of the full route which goes from East London heading West, eventually reaching West Wales.
Much of the route is off-road either on shared pavements or exclusive cycleways. Some quiet roads are used where there is no alternative. The route is suitable for all bikes and all abilities. We stick to NCN 4 fully, except for the very beginning and end of the ride.
Length: 16km / 10 miles each way
Time: About 1 hour each way
Hills: Slightly hilly if starting at Ockwells, none if starting at Maidenhead Station
The route starts in Cox Green at Ockwells Park (just off NCN 4) and passes Maidenhead train station, so pick it up where appropriate. We pass by Braywick Park and then Bray and then go over the River Thames to Dorney, passing alongside Dorney Lake which was used in the 2012 London Olympics. Soon we reach Eton and then across the River Thames again into central Windsor where there are plenty of places to lock bikes and find refreshments. Return using the same route.