How Long Would It Take You to Cycle across Various Cities in the UK?

When you’ve established a solid group of activity-buddies with whom you engage in all manner of outdoor activities, the challenges you put each other through could have you all bettering yourselves to the point where things get a bit too easy, so if you’re looking for a new challenge with regards to your cycling exploits, perhaps a trip across the UK’s major cities is in order.

Family-run cycling store Leisure Lakes Bikes took the liberty to compile a list of how long it would take to cycle across the UK’s busiest cities and if you’re up for the challenge, why not try and see if you can match the times it would take to cycle through each of these cities?

London

Cycle Route Challenge: Royal London Hospital to King’s Cross Station

Time to complete: 27 minutes

Best route for cycling: via the A5201

Birmingham

Cycle Route Challenge: Cadbury World to Birmingham New Street Station

Time to complete: 23 minutes

Best route for cycling: via Pershore Rd/A441 and Bristol Rd/A38

Leeds

Cycle Route Challenge: Kirkstall Abbey to Leeds Station

Time to complete: 20 minutes

Best route for cycling: via the A65

Glasgow

Cycle Route Challenge: Hampden Park to Glasgow Central Station

Time to complete: 16 minutes

Best route for cycling: via Aikenhead Rd/A728

Sheffield

Cycle Route Challenge: Meadowhall Centre to Sheffield Train Station

Time to complete: 22 minutes

Best route for cycling: via the A6109

Bradford

Cycle Route Challenge: Shipley town centre to Bradford Interchange

Time to complete: 26 minutes

Best route for cycling: via the A6037

Liverpool

Cycle Route Challenge: Aintree Racecourse to Liverpool Lime Street Station

Time to complete: 29 minutes

Best route for cycling: via the A59

Edinburgh

Cycle Route Challenge: Fort Kinnaird to Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station

Time to complete: 27 minutes

Best route for cycling: via the National Cycle Route 1

Manchester

Cycle Route Challenge: Old Trafford football stadium to Manchester Piccadilly Station

Time to complete: 22 minutes

Best route for cycling: via the A56 and B6469

Bristol

Cycle Route Challenge: Woodspring Golf & Country Club to Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station

Time to complete: 22 minutes

Best route for cycling: via the A38

Cardiff

Cycle Route Challenge: Radyr Golf Club to Cardiff Central Railway Station

Time to complete: 28 minutes

Best route for cycling: via National Cycle Route 8

Belfast

Cycle Route Challenge: Balmoral Golf Club to Belfast Central Station

Time to complete: 18 minutes

Best route for cycling: via the A1 and National Cycle Route 9

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Cycle Route Challenge: Intu Metrocentre to Newcastle Central Station

Time to complete: 29 minutes

Best route for cycling: via National Cycle Route 14

You can pace yourself and do all of these cities over a period of a year maybe, but it would make for a really good challenge, offering something refreshingly different from what can become a rather stale and predictable weekend outdoor activity routine. Try to see if you can make it quicker than the indicated average times, but be vigilant of all the regular precautions required of anyone making their way through a major city.