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

  • The Coast and Castles North route begins in Edinburgh, crossing the Firth of Forth into the Kingdom of Fife with its beautiful countryside. The route then follows the coast north passing through fishing villages and historic sites, such as Dunnottar Castle, on its way to Aberdeen.

  • The Coast and Castles South cycle route links the Forth and Tyne estuaries, joining Newcastle and Edinburgh via miles of unspoiled coastline and some of Britain's best built and natural heritage.

  • 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

  • A tranquil green corridor all the way from Comber to the heart of East Belfast along the old Belfast to Comber railway line.

  • This great urban route in North Bristol takes you from St Werburghs to Lockleaze via Ashley Down and the Brook Bridge.

  • Much of the route follows the line of the former Stanhope & Tyne Railway, Britain’s first commercial railway, which was finally closed in 1985. The route into Sunderland takes you past the new Stadium of Light, along the riverside, through the marina and onto the beach at Roker.

  • 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.

  • Coventry Canal towpath forms a hidden green corridor through the city which is useful for commuting and ideal for family cycling, or for anyone wanting to escape the city without really having to leave.

  • The route does feature some hills, with a 61m (200ft) climb out of Canterbury and an undulating middle section. However, there are fine views over Whitstable from the highest point of the ride.

  • Ride through the Borough of Craigavon linking inland waterways, the shores of Lough Neagh and picturesque villages

  • This great route takes you from Crawley to the bustling seaside town of Brighton.

  • Starting at East Croydon Station the route uses residential roads to connect with the Addiscombe Railway Park, Croydon Council's newest park following the line of an old railway and offering a wide traffic free route, perfect for novice cyclists.

  • The Cuckoo Trail is one of the most popular family cycle rides in the South East and gained its name from an old Sussex tradition of releasing a cuckoo at the Heathfield Fair.

  • A great route from Carlisle to Workington, taking you along the stunning Cumbrian coastline.

  • The route follows a disused railway line and a riverside path from Kilmarnock through Irvine towards Kilwinning.

  • 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.

  • Starting at Abercynon and ending in Hirwaun this route twists and turns its way north west along sections of the Old Glamorganshire Canal.

  • This ride takes you through the south Wales valleys and offers you an easy, traffic free journey through the areas industrial past and stunning natural scenery. 

  • 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.