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

  • 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.

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

  • With its gentle gradients and the close-up view of canal side life, this route is a wonderful way to explore this corner of Berkshire. Linking Newbury with the modern centre of Reading, the route follows the canal towpath, with an occasional on-road detour.

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

  • This ride follows a section of the railway line between Brockenhurst and Wimborne which was known as Castleman's Corkscrew

  • This is a perfect family ride that takes you from the historic city of Oxford out to Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill.

  • This route uses National Cycle Network 23 to take you from Hampshire into Berkshire. The route is largely traffic free between Basingstoke Town Centre and Chineham, and then follows quiet lanes passing Silchester and then through West Berkshire and on to Reading.

  • The ride begins at Rottingdean on a path between the A259 and the sea, with the ups and downs and spectacular views you would expect from a clifftop path. The path takes you down to Brighton Marina, where luxury yachts are moored alongside small pleasure craft, and into the vibrant and cosmopolitan town of Brighton.

  • National Route 125

    Route 125 runs north-south through Dartford and is an attractive, traffic free path for walkers and cyclists.

  • National Route 17

    A 42 mile route that will run from Kent to the south coast.

  • National Route 174

    Route 174 will create a circuit around Sheerness, with many sections being suitable for recreational and family cycling. 

  • National Route 177

    National Route 177 of the National Cycle Network will run south from Northfleet in Kent, via Rochester, Maidstone and Ashford, to join with National Route 2 on the South coast. See text below for details of open sections.

  • National Route 21

    This route runs south from Greenwich out of London through Lewisham (the Waterlink Way) to Crawley, and then via East Grinstead and Eridge to Heathfield and Eastbourne.
    Please note: Much of the traffic-free on Route 21 is not suitable for a road bike. There are stretches through woodland without a tarmac surface which may require dismounting, as well as sections requiring bikes to be carried over a railway footbridge and kissing gates.

  • National Route 224

    Route 224 runs from Farnham to Medstead and from Wickham to Gosport.

  • National Route 236

    Route 236 runs from Cosham to Portchester and Southampton to Lyndhurst.

  • National Route 246

    Route 246 links Timsbury with Kintbury, via Andover.

  • National Route 4

    A long distance route between London and Fishguard via Reading, Bath, Bristol, Newport, Swansea, Carmarthen, Tenby, Haverfordwest and St. Davids.

  • National Route 50

    National Route 50 of the National Cycle Network will connect Maidenhead with Winslow when complted. The majority of the route is awaiting development.

  • National Route 544

    Route 544 connects Didcot and Wantage.  It is an 12-mile route on quiet roads, byways and purpose built paths, offering a tranquil way to explore Southern Oxfordshire.

  • National Route 61

    Route 61 travels from Maidenhead to Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City and Hertford before arriving near Hoddesdon.

  • Route 2 is signed from Rye train station and winds through the narrow streets of Rye, a beautiful and historic town which is well worth exploring.

  • This great family ride takes you along the coast where you can admire the fabulous beaches of Worthing and Brighton on one side and the South Downs in the horizon on the other. 

  • National Route 89

    This mainly off-road, mountain bike route follows the escarpments and ridges of the South Downs through Sussex and Hampshire, with some breathtaking views along the way.

  • This splendid family friendly circuit takes in Windsor Castle, Eton College, Dorney Lake, the Jubilee River and the River Thames.