Ride a bicycle made for two

What you'll do

Ever ridden a tandem? Now’s your chance to hop on a bicycle made for two and explore The Strawberry Line. Simply turn up on the day and the Strawberry Line team will have your tandem, route and a picnic ready for you.

You’ll start your experience with a briefing from one of The Strawberry Line team - they’ll explain the route, tell you what to look out for, give you plenty of tips and get you set up on your tandem. They’ll also be available on the phone throughout your experience just in case you have any problems with your bike.

After your briefing it's time to set off on your adventure.

Traffic-free for most of the route, making it ideal for even novice cyclists, the Strawberry Line is a level path perfect for a day out by bike. The route runs for 9 miles from Yatton station to Cheddar offering an 18-mile round trip and the perfect day out to enjoy with a friend or partner. Along the way, you’ll pass cider apple orchards, woods, fields and valleys. You’ll cross over the River Yeo, pass fishing lakes and visit Cheddar Reservoir - all of which are great places for a picnic or to view life and nature on the water.

You’ll discover more about the history of the Great Western Railway. The Yatton to East Somerset line ran from 1870 until 1963 and you can look out for signs and spot the old station platforms at Congresbury and Winscombe. Visit the medieval square in Axbridge with its 14th-century church and town museum.

The Strawberry Line runs through wildlife-rich wetlands, a nature reserve and farmland. Look out for information about which species to watch out for: otters, grass snakes, toads, newts and many varieties of butterflies, birds and bats. Cycle under Shute Shelve Hill through the 165-metre railway tunnel. Lined with hard limestone, it's home to bats and rare cave spiders!

Most of the route is traffic-free - you’ll cross the A370 at Congresbury using the pelican crossing and at Sandford there is a short stretch of a country lane. You’ll also cycle through the quiet town of Axbridge.

Jump on a tandem and enjoy a day out exploring with a picnic as a Yuup extra too, on The Strawberry Line.

Minimum fitness level required.

Upcoming dates

Yuup extras

  • A picnic lunch is included

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments available

COVID-19 guidelines

  • You will spend the majority of your experience outdoors on your own
  • During the briefing at the start of your experience you must wear a face mask
  • Bicycles are cleaned and sanitised between hires

On the day

  • The Strawberry Line starts and finishes at Yatton railway station (less than 15 miles from Bristol)
  • There is a direct train from Bristol Temple Meads or you can park in the car park at Yatton railway station for £3.20 a day
  • The minimum age for riding our tandem is 16

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 2 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 2 days before your experience.

About Strawberry Line Cycle Project

The Strawberry Line Cycle Project is a not for profit community cycle organisation based at Yatton railway station. Back in 1978, the Strawberry Line Society talked North Somerset Council into buying some of the old railway, known as The Strawberry Line. The charity then leased the track, turning it into a path and nature reserve. The line is named after the volume of strawberries it carried from Cheddar to London markets, and even today Cheddar is still famous for its strawberries.

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What people are saying

This experience was really fun. Staff were very friendly and helpful and we enjoyed the picnic and the beautiful setting of the Strawberry Line.

Jasmine Taylor, Apr 2021

First time on a tandem: great fun on an interesting route!

David Taylor, Apr 2021

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Strawberry Line Cycle Project .

Upcoming dates

What people are saying

This experience was really fun. Staff were very friendly and helpful and we enjoyed the picnic and the beautiful setting of the Strawberry Line.

Jasmine Taylor, Apr 2021

First time on a tandem: great fun on an interesting route!

David Taylor, Apr 2021
Price
£55 / 2 adults
Duration
6 hrs
Age restriction
16+
Rebook or cancel up to 2 days before your experience.