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

  • The Avon Cycleway is an 85 mile circular route around the city of Bristol, following quiet country lanes and taking in the best of the countryside and villages around Bristol and Bath.

  • The West Country's very own 'Race to the Sun' offers an extremely pleasant meander from the Cotswolds to the South Coast. Bath to Bournemouth is an enjoyable long-distance ride that won't tax your climbing legs too much.

  • The Bath Two Tunnels Circuit is a 13 mile circular route taking in the iconic Bath Two Tunnels. The route also uses National Route 24 and National Route 4, along the Kennet & Avon Canal back in to Central Bath. 

    Please Note: Diversion on route, see below

  • This great ride takes you from Blaise Castle in Bristol to Chepstow Castle in Monmouthshire.

  • This ride takes you through the Cornish countryside from the pretty town of Bodmin to the Eden Project - one of the country's best tourist attractions.

  • The immensely popular Bristol and Bath Railway Path provides a tranquil walking and cycling path between the two cities.

  • This short route takes you on a fun ride around central Bristol, taking in some of its most iconic views.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • The Great Western Way is a predominantly flat cycle route along canals, rivers and through vales from Bristol to London. Start in Bristol, a city forever associated with Isambard Kingdom Brunel and cycle the 168-mile ride to a museum dedicated to the Victorian engineer’s life on the banks of the River Thames.

  • This historic canal links the Thames and the Bristol Channel, weaving through spectacular scenery on its way from Bath to Reading.

  • This could be the ideal undemanding ride. It is fairly flat, the railway stations at either end are one stop apart, and much of it is not on the road.

  • This Coast to Coast route starts on the Atlantic Coast at Portreath, once an important harbour for the surrounding mines, and finishes at the picturesque harbour village of Devoran.