Basingstoke to Reading via Route 23


St.Mary's church, Silchester © Richard Croft
Towards Sheepgrove Farm © Graham Horn
County Lock, Reading © Simon Mortimer

The National Cycle Network Route 23 joins the Thames Valley to the South Coast. This trail follows the section between Basingstoke and Reading. The trail starts and ends, depending on which direction you travel in, at Basingstoke and Reading train stations. There is a regular rail service between Basingstoke and Reading so you and your bike are able to return to the start using the train rather than cycling.


Assuming a constant pace and no stops, typically it will take 2 hours 55 minutes to cycle the distance and along the way 1236 calories will be burnt.

Bird's Eye View