While famous for being home to both royalty and a large amount of Lego bricks, Windsor is also home to some fantastic urban cycling.
Windsor Great Park is a colossal 5,000 acres in size, used initially as hunting grounds for Windsor Castle the extensive estate is now open to the public. The well-maintained park is home to many iconic monuments, cafes and various stopping points perfect for keen photographers.
The riding there is strictly on-road, so if you’re looking for dirt jumps and downhill racing you best head to Swinley forest!
Windsor Great Park is deceptively huge, our recommended route is a 5-mile loop around the centre of the park. Where you start is largely determined by where you park, early rises should have the pick of the car parks.
If you’re looking to cycle further, it is well worth the 4-mile detour down to Virginia water. The popular lake is bustling with wildlife and has plenty of spots to pick up some refreshments or have a picnic.
What to do?
There are also plenty of attractions to visit around the Great Park, from the quintessentially British town of Windsor to the Castle that played host to Harry and Megan’s wedding.
The Copper Horse Statue of King George III is a must see, erected in 1831 the piece is not exactly small and makes for a great photo!
Equally the giant totem pole near Virginia Waters is also a fantastic picture opportunity!
Full parking details including prices, locations and opening times can be found on the park’s website – http://www.windsorgreatpark.co.uk/en/visit/parking