Windmill Cycle Club Route Library

We've ridden hundreds of trails around the Hitchin area and further afield. Here you'll find most of our favourite routes, with links through to their full profile on Plotaroute.

Please feel free to use the route library, download the GPX file from Plotaroute and go for a ride. If you find something's wrong, either with the route while you're out riding it (a change to the bridleway etc), or you experience any problems accessing the GPX, do please let us know via our Contact page.

The WCC Index

The WCC Index is a general 'rule of thumb' for the ride difficulty. The lower the number, the easier the ride. It's simply a case of dividing the total ascent by the total distance. If you find a 5.8 is really easy, then try a 10.2 and let us know what you think. Don't forget, it's not based on anyone's ability, so your 10.2 may be some else's 15.5 or vice versa. It's just a guide.

Local Routes

Summertime Barton Loop

Distance: 19.5 miles
Ascent: 1141 ft
WCC Index: 5.8
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Gnarly Greenway Loop

Distance: 15 miles
Ascent: 666 ft
WCC Index: 4.4
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Summer First Hurrah

Distance: 18.7 miles
Ascent: 1374 ft
WCC Index: 7.3
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In Search Of Barton Spring

Distance: 18.3 miles
Ascent: 1017 ft
WCC Index: 5.5
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The Longest Day

Distance: 22.4 miles
Ascent: 1220 ft
WCC Index: 5.4
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Stevenage Cycleways

Distance: 21.6 miles
Ascent: 1204 ft
WCC Index: 5.5
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Out To Baldock

Distance: 21.6 miles
Ascent: 1299 ft
WCC Index: 6.1
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5 Star to Codicote

Distance: 21.7 miles
Ascent: 1433 ft
WCC Index: 6.6
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Routes further afield

Knebworth To Hitchin

Distance: 23.5 miles
Ascent: 1272 ft
WCC Index: 5.4
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Thetford Forest Loop

Distance: 16.3 miles
Ascent: 967 ft
WCC Index: 5.9
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Hitchin To Cambridge

Distance: 37.6 miles
Ascent: 1519 ft
WCC Index: 4.3
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Epping Forest

Distance: 15.4 miles
Ascent: 1033 ft
WCC Index: 6.7
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Whilst we make every effort to ensure the routes are suitable for all levels of rider, the Windmill Cycle Club is not responsible for your safety. You should familiarise yourself with the details of the route before setting off. Use of the routes in the WCC Route Library is at your own risk.