Why cycling and walking are great for your mental health

Keeping active has huge benefits for our physical wellbeing. But did you know that it’s also good for your brain?

Discover the psychological benefits of active travel

Please support our work

Your donation enables us to continue caring for the National Cycle Network and working hard to improve walking and cycling for everyone.

The Walking and Cycling Index

The Walking and Cycling Index is the biggest ever survey of walking, wheeling and cycling in 18 urban areas across the UK and Ireland.

Download the report

In the last year, we've achieved some amazing things

203 miles

of walking and cycling routes delivered in partnership

3.4 million

journeys to school by foot or by wheel recorded in the 2021 Big Pedal

Explore the National Cycle Network

As custodians of the National Cycle Network, we couldn't be happier to see the signed routes and paths across the UK used by millions of people every year. But we don't want to stop there. We want to keep making the Network better, getting more people using it and creating paths for everyone.

Discover the National Cycle Network
Man fixing a bicycle in a bike workshop, with tools hanging on the wall behind him.

Find bike shops near you

We have a brand new map showing all of the independent bike shops open in your area.

It also shows any offers on bike services and equipment available to keyworkers during the pandemic.