Cycle Routes

Harwell Science and Innovation Campus is within easy cycling distance of the towns of Abingdon, Didcot and Wantage.
Sustrans route 544 runs from Didcot to Wantage via the Harwell campus providing a traffic free / country lane route to work.

Sustrans national route 5 runs through Didcot heading northwards through Sutton Courtenay to Abingdon and Oxford and eastwards to Wallingford and beyond. This path can be used to cycle from Oxford and Wallingford and join other routes to get to the Harwell campus.


Using the nearby Ridgeway national trail provides a route to Goring & Streatley and link onto Reading. It also provides an alternative route to Wantage.

Rail links to Didcot Parkway station enables cycling to the Harwell campus from towns further away like Reading, Swindon and Oxford.

Details of routes can be found on each route page. Each route has been shown on an interactive map using the gmaps-pedometer web site which allows a map or satellite view of the route.

Sustrans have produced a code for cyclists using routes. When using off road routes it is a good idea to have a bell on your bike and a hi viz jacket as cyclists will encounter dog walkers and maybe horses. Most dog walkers will get their dogs under control so that cycles can pass freely if they see a cyclist approaching. If approaching a dog walker or pedestrian from the rear use the cycle bell in plenty of time to allow them to move. Beware of walkers / joggers using MP3 players / iPODs as they wont hear the bell. If approaching a horse from the rear use the cycle bell at a reasonable distance away so as not to surprise the horse.

PDF leaflet of Sustrans cycle code