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Cycle: Maidenhead to Windsor on NCN 4

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.


Route map - click to view the route on the Strava website

The Basics

Length: 16km / 10 miles each way
Time: About 1 hour each way
Type: Off-road
Bikes: Any
Difficulty: Easy
Hills: Slightly hilly if starting at Ockwells, none if starting at Maidenhead Station

Route Description

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.


Part of the route near the River Thames


Windsor Castle awaits you at the end of this ride


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