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With hundreds of routes to choose from, the National Cycle Network is a great way to discover the UK. 

  • This mainly traffic-free route between Huddersfield and Dewsbury town centres surprisingly rural passing through a pleasant wooded and agricultural landscape.
     

  • The route follows the River Cam through the city and passes the Museum of Technology in the old Pumping Station, which is well worth a visit. You can continue onto Wicken Fen and Ely if you want to extend the route.

  • One of the most popular recreational routes in the country, the Camel Trail runs from Padstow to Wenford Bridge, via Wadebridge and Bodmin. The trail passes through the wooded countryside of the upper Camel Valley and alongside the picturesque Camel Estuary - a paradise for birdwatchers.

  • This route follows the popular Limehouse Cut, an off-road greenway that links Limehouse to Stratford, making this the ideal route for families or less confident cyclists.

  • Explore some of the South East's rich history along the Centurion Way, which takes you past two archeological sites at Devils Ditch and Brandy Hole Copse.

  • From Chard to Ilminster, the route follows a purpose built railway path which is largely traffic free, direct and suitable for walking and cycling. From here you can continue onto Brigwater on minor roads.

  • This route connects the historic city of Chester to the Wharf at Connah's Quay. The path takes you along an old railway line and is an attractive open ride from the north side of Chester out into the Wirral’s rich arable farmlands.

  • This is a lovely circular route takes you from the heart of Bristol out into the beautiful surrounding countryside of the Chew Valley. 

  • This delightful scenic route is mainly traffic free and links an amazing cluster of attractions in and around Stoke on Trent. There are famous name potteries with factory tours, shops and fascinating museums which offer poignant reminders of this area’s rich ceramic heritage.

  • Signed from Swindon station, a combination of designated cycle paths and a couple of short links on minor roads, take you to the popular Coate Water Park.

  • This route is approx. 10 miles and is a circle from Turnham Green, through Acton Park, Wormwood Scrubs, North Kensington, Holland Park, Ravenscourt Park and back to Turnham Green again, thus linking a number of green spaces. As it is a circular route it can be started at various points, or even reversed.

  • These scenic clay trails first opened in March 2005 and enable visitors to enjoy this unique area of Cornwall created by the clay mining industry.

  • The Cleveland coast is stunning and this short route travels between the seaside resorts of Redcar and Saltburn.

  • The Coast and Castles South cycle route links the Forth and Tyne estuaries, joining Newcastle and Edinburgh via miles of unspoiled coastline and some of Britain's best built and natural heritage.

  • This cycling and walking path between Dundas Aqueduct, Radstock and Frome makes use of disused railway lines and quiet country lanes through picturesque Somerset countryside.
    Please note: Diversion on route, see below

  • This great urban route in North Bristol takes you from St Werburghs to Lockleaze via Ashley Down and the Brook Bridge.

  • Much of the route follows the line of the former Stanhope & Tyne Railway, Britain’s first commercial railway, which was finally closed in 1985. The route into Sunderland takes you past the new Stadium of Light, along the riverside, through the marina and onto the beach at Roker.

  • Land's End to Bude. The route splits at Truro - one braid going via Padstow, the other via St Austell. They join again at Bodmin.

  • Coventry Canal towpath forms a hidden green corridor through the city which is useful for commuting and ideal for family cycling, or for anyone wanting to escape the city without really having to leave.

  • The route does feature some hills, with a 61m (200ft) climb out of Canterbury and an undulating middle section. However, there are fine views over Whitstable from the highest point of the ride.

  • This great route takes you from Crawley to the bustling seaside town of Brighton.
     

  • Starting at East Croydon Station the route uses residential roads to connect with the Addiscombe Railway Park, Croydon Council's newest park following the line of an old railway and offering a wide traffic free route, perfect for novice cyclists.

  • The Cuckoo Trail is one of the most popular family cycle rides in the South East and gained its name from an old Sussex tradition of releasing a cuckoo at the Heathfield Fair.

  • A great route from Carlisle to Workington, taking you along the stunning Cumbrian coastline.

  • This wonderful coastal route begins on the sea wall opposite Margate station and then winds westwards past spectacular chalk cliffs, sandy beaches, rock pools and bays on the way to Reculver. The whole route is passable on foot subject to tides, but cyclists have a short section on a clifftop road if they don't want to carry their bikes or get their feet wet.

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