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

  • 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.

  • This route explores the traditional cycling country of West Norfolk from the bustling town of King's Lynn at the mouth of the River Ouse, to Shepherd's Port.

  • The Dartmoor Way is a new 95 mile-long circular cycling route around Dartmoor linking hamlets, villages and towns. This challenging route passes through or near Bovey Tracey, Ashburton, Buckfastleigh, Ivybridge, Yelverton, Tavistock, Okehampton, Chagford and Moretonhampstead to name a few, taking in a variety of stunning views and beautiful Devon scenery. Not recommended for less experienced cyclists.

  • This route follows the River Derwent from Derby to Worthington and Cloud Quarry.

  • A fantastic long distance route that takes you from the East Midlands town of Derby right up to the historic, walled city of York.

  • This coast to coast route combines the beaches and estuaries of North Devon with the lush green valleys of evocative West Country rivers.

  • This popular greenway ride begins at Dewsbury and heads into lovely countryside along the splendid Calder and Spen Valley Greenway, Spen Valley Greenway won a European Greenway Award in 2007 for its success in encouraging people to take up cycling!

  • This route offers you numerous links to The Ridgeway and the Berkshire Downs.

  • The Doncaster Greenway travels from the north to the south of the borough, passing through the town centre and linking existing green spaces including Highfields Country Park and the ancient monument at Castle Hills.

  • National Route 21

    This long distance route takes you from London to Hastings. If the full 164 miles is too daunting, why not try a shorter section?

  • Drake's Trail is a 21 mile cycling and walking route linking Tavistock with Plymouth, skirting the western edge of Dartmoor.

  • See some of the wonderful landscape that inspired David Hockney with a gently rolling route through the east Yorkshire Wolds.

  • Starting at the impressive Ely Cathedral, known as the ‘Ship of the Fens', this route takes you across the uncluttered landscape of the fens to Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve.

  • The Exe Estuary Trail is part of the developing network of cycle routes in Exeter, one of England's oldest cities. This exceptionally beautiful ride along both sides of Devon’s radiant Exe Estuary is easily one of the best routes in the country for birding by bike.

  • Showcasing some of the best the east of England has to offer, this long distance route takes you through the historic town of Norwich and end up in the pretty seaside town of Harwich on the Essex coast.

  • This urban route takes you from Chorlton-cum-Hardy to Debdale. Along the way it passes close by to three parks, which make great stopping off points. In particular, 130-acre Debdale Park, near the end of the ride, features off-road cycle trails around Gorton's reservoirs for those wanting a challenge.

  • This great route takes you from Bristol city centre to Nailsea, on a largely traffic free path.

  • Ride the borough like a local and avoid the traffic jams by cycling along this network of off-road routes, linked by pleasant residential streets and see Hackney in a different light as you sail through two of the area's finest green spaces, Clissold and Victoria Parks.

  • Open to walkers, cyclists and horse riders, the Flitch Way is flat and mostly traffic free. There are many public footpaths exploring the countryside just off the route.

  • Running from East Grinstead to Groombridge, the Forest Way is a shared-use path for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. 

  • National Route 150

    This short, traffic free route travels along the Essex coastline, with stunning views out to sea. 

  • The route follows the coast to the Cinque port of Sandwich to the north of Dover, and to Hythe and Romney to the south.

  • This delightful traffic-free route travels from the small town of Garforth just outside Leeds through lovely countryside, passing a nature reserve and an RSPB site, along a river and canal ending at Woodlesford station.

  • This great route takes you from the quaint town of Gillingham in Dorset to Warminster in Wiltshire.

  • Linking Bletchley to the ancient market town of Leighton Buzzard, this route follows the Grand Union Canal towpath.