Tickets: FREE (registration required)
Coventry canal towpath from the Canal Basin to Hawkesbury Junction 10a St Nicholas St, Coventry CV1 4LY
Until Sun 1 May 2022

Let's Ride The Canal

Thu 28 Apr 2022 to Sun 1 May 2022
Coventry canal towpath from the Canal Basin to Hawkesbury Junction
10a St Nicholas St, Coventry CV1 4LY
Duration: 2.5 hours
FREE (registration required)

Activities and events labelled as 'Taking Place In Cov 2021' have not been produced or commissioned by Coventry City of Culture Trust but are taking place during the City of Culture year.

Let's Ride is in partnership with the Canal and River Trust and is one of a number of activities on offer on the day as part of WaterWAYS.

Through our work we're helping more people enjoy the benefits of cycling alongside some of the country's most stunning waterside scenery. Cycling by water can make us healthier and happier. That's why we work hard to make sure our towpaths are open and accessible, whenever you need them.

Please register in advance for your ride departing at:

Sun 1 May 10am

Sun 1 May 1.15pm



The route is an 11 mile 'out and back' easy going ride along the Coventry canal towpath from the canal basin in St Nicholas Street to Hawkesbury Junction our halfway turning point. This ride is ideal for beginners, families or those who have discovered or rediscovered the joy of riding a bike recently. There is also the added bonus of FREE refreshments, provided by the CRT, for all participants at Playwright's Cafe!

Be assured that we ride at a pace to suit everyone - it's certainly not a race and we'll stop to rest weary legs if needs be.

We look forward to meeting you!

Access information

Please note although this is a flat 'easy going' ride, the towpath is quite narrow in parts and will require riders to be confident in handling their bike - as such it is not suitable for very young children unless in child seats or tag-alongs. As the towpath has been recently resurfaced, the route is suitable for all types of bike.
Although helmets are not compulsory (except for those under 18yrs old), we strongly recommend wearing one due to some low bridges along the way! Please ensure your bike is in roadworthy condition and you'll also need to bring a spare inner tube and pump in case of a puncture and dress according to the weather on the day.

We welcome all considerate cyclists to our towpaths and you don't need a permit. However, make sure you check out our TOWPATH CODE before you take to the towpaths.

For those arriving by car, be aware the basin will be busy on the day with only limited parking available at Draper's Fields. There is alternative car parking nearby at the NCP car park at Belgrade Plaza (charges apply) - feel free to drop your bike off with us first if you wish.

There will be access to a toilet but no changing facilities.