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

  • The Alban Way is a trail for cyclists and walkers along the former route of the Hatfield to St Albans branch line of the Great Northern Railway.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • The Great North Way is a 32 mile route which takes you from town into countryside using quiet lanes and traffic free sections.

  • This mostly traffic-free route links Great Shelford with Waterbeach via the attractive city of Cambridge.

  • The Ayot Greenway links Welwyn Garden City with Wheathampstead. Ideal for walking and cycling, this predominantly traffic-free route follows the former railway line that ran to Luton.

  • This route takes you from Ipswich, county town of Suffolk, to the charming town of Woodbridge using a mixture of on-road and traffic-free sections.

  • The Lodes Way is a 9 mile route from the stunning Wicken Fen Nature Reserve to Bottisham, and forms part of National Route 11. 

  • Linking Luton with Leighton Buzzard, this route travels along the chalk grasslands around Dunstable and takes you on the traffic free Sewell Greenway.

  • The route is named the Green Wheel because it circles the city with ‘spokes' leading from the perimeter route into the city centre.

  • National Route 1

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

  • National Route 11

    National Route 11 of the National Cycle Network will connect Harlow in Essex with Wigginhall St Germans (south of King's Lynn) in Norfolk via Cambridge and Ely. Harlow to Stanstead Mountfitchet and Waterbeach to Wicken are still under development, along with a link to Saffron Walden.

  • National Route 12

    When complete, this route will run from Enfield Lock in north London to Spalding via Stevenage, St Neots and Peterborough.

  • National Route 13

    When complete, this route will connect Tower Bridge in London with Fakenham in Norfolk.

  • National Route 136

    Route 136 connects Rainham and the village of Noak Hill via Upminster.

  • National Route 137

    Route 137 travels along the side of the River Mar Dyke from Aveley to North Stifford, passing through Davy Down Riverside Park.

  • National Route 16

    National Route 16 of the National Cycle Network is currently in two sections. The first section connects Route 13 near Stansted via Great Dunmow, Braintree and Witham and continues to the intersection of Route 1 near Great Totham. The second section will connect Basildon with Shoeburyness, near Southend-on-Sea.

  • National Route 51

    National Route 51 passes through Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Essex. The section between Harwich and Colchester forms part of the North Sea Cycle Route, also known as EuroVelo 12.

  • National Route 53

    National Route 53 of the National Cycle Network will start at Peterborough and run west across the country, through Coventry to Birmingham. Much of the route is still awaiting development.

  • National Route 57

    National Cycle Route 57, when complete, will run West to East, from Cricklade in Wiltshire to Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire.

  • National Route 574

    Route 574 of the National Cycle Network connects with Route 6 at Sewell taking you along the Icknield Way Trail past the western edge of Dunstable to Chesham via Berkhamsted.