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

  • This great traffic free route takes you from the bustling town of Doncaster to the 12th century Conisbrough Castle.

  • The Aire Valley Towpath route provides a wonderful opportunity to explore part of the longest canal in Britain.

  • This short route takes you from Barnsley on a traffic-free path to the RSPB Old Moor Reserve, which is teeming with birds and wildlife.

  • This unique ride is mainly on flat traffic-free paths and enables you to explore both sides of the Humber Bridge with parks, a nature reserve, picnic spots, spectacular views of the bridge. Not to forget you can cycle over the Bridge itself! The route description starts at Barton-upon-Humber station, but you can equally start the route at Hessle or North Ferriby stations.

  • This great route takes you between two of Bradford’s best open spaces - City Park and Bowling Park, travelling over the iconic Red Bridge on the way. 

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

  • 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 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!

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • The Great Northern Railway Trail is a work in progress, but the completion of the first section over two spectacular viaducts opens up the potential for day rides in this beautiful corner of Bronte country.

  • This scenic ride takes you from the bustling town of Hebden Bridge along National Route 66 on a mainly traffic-free waterside path following the towpaths of the Rochdale Canal and the Calder and Hebble Navigation, and along quiet country lanes, to the market town of Brighouse.  It's easy to extend the route for those wanting a longer ride.

  • This is a wonderful route that takes you from the bustling city of Kingston upon Hull, across beautiful agricultural landscapes, to the seaside resort of Hornsea. This route forms part of the Trans Pennine Trail.

  • This popular ride goes from the market town of Keighley, with its delightful steam railway, to Saltaire along the Aire Valley Greenway of the Leeds Liverpool canal towpath, taking in a wealth of industrial heritage on route.

  • This popular and attractive ride begins in vibrant Leeds and winds its way out of the city along the traffic-free towpath of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The route is full of historic interest and some surprisingly scenic countryside.

  • This beautiful, traffic-free ride takes you from the busy market town of Penistone to the rolling moors of the Peak District at Dunford Bridge. Fully surfaced, and so ideal for children, the path follows the route of the old Great Central Railway, winding through glorious countryside, with stunning views across the valley, and a wealth of wild flowers. This route forms part of the Trans Pennine Trail.

  • A beautiful, yet challenging ride, that takes you through the dramatic scenery of the Pennines.

  • National Route 1

    A long distance cycle route connecting Dover and the Shetland Islands - via the east coast of England and Scotland.

  • National Route 164

    Route 164 exists in two sections, with one taking you through the Yorkshire Wolds from Pocklington to Hutton Cranswick as part of the Way of the Roses coast to coast cycle route. The southern section runs from Beverley to Kiplingcotes via North and South Newbald.

  • National Route 165

    Route 165 is part of the Walney to Whitby route, linking Barnard Castle to Whitby.

  • National Route 166

    Route 166 travels between the Yorkshire villages of Kirkham and Hunmanby.

  • National Route 167

    Route 167 runs between Huggate and Malton in Yorkshire.

  • National Route 168

    National Route 168 links Kildale in the North York Moors to Guisborough and Saltburn-by-the-Sea.

  • National Route 6

    National Route 6 passes through Watford, Luton, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Market Harborough, Leicester, Derby, Nottingham, Worksop, Sheffield, Manchester, Blackburn, Preston, Lancaster, Kendal and Windermere, and will connect London and Threlkeld (nr. Keswick) in Cumbria when complete.