Cycling is a great way to keep fit, and explore the wonderful South Somerset villages and countryside. There are also social and environmental benefits such as reduced congestion and pollution, improved quality of life in local communities and general economic and social benefits of a healthier population.

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Cycling

Langport is a gateway to the Somerset Levels. The Levels area is a great place to cycle as they are relatively flat and many of the lanes are quieter and have less traffic than the main routes through the area.

Langport lies on National Cycle Route number 339 which links Langport to Bridgwater, Ilminster and Chard (a total length of 33 miles from Bridgwater to Chard). For more information on this and many other cycle routes in Somerset and further a field, visit www.sustrans.org.uk

For further information on cycling in general (including getting started, safety, health and fitness and cycling facts), Somerset County Council’s travel website is an excellent place to visit: www.movingsomersetforward.co.uk/cycling

For further information on local maps, local cycling opportunities and bike hire, please visit the Langport & River Parrett Visitor Centre at Westover, Langport, Somerset TA10 9RB. Telephone: 01458 250350. Bike sales, repairs, clothing and accessories are available from Bow Bridge Cycles which shares the same building as the Visitor Centre (Telephone: 01458 250350). Cycle routes and bike hire can also be found at: www.southsomersetcycling.co.uk

Transport Information

Further information can be found on www.movingsomersetforward.co.uk