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

  • Some of Scotland’s most beautiful landscapes and lochs lie along this route. Views of the Kyles of Bute and Loch Fyne are breathtaking especially during the early summer months.  Follow signs for Regional Route 94 to complete this ride.

  • From the hustle and bustle of town life in Caerphilly, this route transports you to tranquil green fields and blue bell-carpeted woods with protected wildlife sites.

  • This route is perfect for novices and young children.  Traffic free and short, it offers lovely views out over to Mumbles Head. 

  • An excellent cycle trip for a short holiday through some of Scotland's most celebrated towns and cities as well as beautiful Aberdeenshire countryside with breathtaking views of the Moray Firth coastline. Cycling from Aberdeen to Inverness via National Cycle Route 1 is a must for those cyclists who like the peace and quiet.

  • This route is one of contrasts - through Aberdeen, the third largest city in Scotland, northwards along the coast and into the remote scenery of the Highlands and the ancient peatlands of the Flow Country.

  • National Route 7 between Aberfoyle and Callander takes you through a beautiful mountain forest and along the shore of Loch Venachar. It is more than worth the climb out of Aberfoyle to enjoy the exhilarating descent, the peace of the Queen Elizabeth Forest and the tranquility of the loch. There are also other cycle paths within the forest which can take you to Loch Katrine and the village of Brig o' Turk.

  •  A cycle ride suitable for families taking in magnificent vistas of the hills and villages of the eastern side of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

  • This ride makes up a shorter section of the longer 21 mile Ystwyth Trail, which links Aberystwyth, Llanfarian, Ystrad Meurig and Tregaron in Ceredigion, Wales. 

  • This route travels between Port Talbot and the gorgeous Afan Forest.  The area is a haven for all sorts of wonderful wildlife and has world-class mountain bike trails.

  • This fine tarmac path between Airdrie and Bathgate runs beside the new railway, along the shore of the Hillend Reservoir and has fine views over the central plateau of Scotland. It passes through Plains, Caldercruix, Blackridge and Armadale. Sculptures along the route reflect the rich industrial and railway heritage of the area.

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

  • 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.

  • This 12 mile route in Clackmannanshire starts in Alloa and loops through Cambus, Tullibody, Alva and Tillicoultry. Mainly traffic-free on flat, surfaced railway paths and on some quiet back roads, this is a lovely route for families and inexperienced cyclists, with wonderful views of the towering Ochil Hills.

  • A fantastic ride that takes in some of Northern England's most beautiful coastline.

  • Ashby Woulds Heritage Trail follows the old Ashby and Nuneaton Railway, which itself replaced an 18th century canal.

  • Starting at the London Eye and ending at Notre Dame, the 247 mile route takes riders on a challenging but rewarding journey through towns, villages and beautiful countryside on both sides of the Channel.
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  • This journey offers excellent wildlife spotting opportunities as you cross heather covered moorland, surrounded by spectacular mountain ranges and dense forests.

  • This wonderful route takes you through the Cairngorms National Park with its stunning scenery and rich variety of wildlife. Staring at Aviemore, a popular location for skiing, hiking and other outdoor activities, passes through woodland and open heather-filled moorland to reach Carrbridge.

  • 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.

  • This 19 mile linear route, part of National Route 7, takes in long stretches of the Ayrshire coastline between Irvine, Troon, Prestwick and Ayr, and has spectacular views across to the Isle of Arran.

  • After following quiet roads from Balerno to East Calder, the highlight of this 14 mile route between Balerno and Bathgate is the Almondell and Calderwood Country Park where you can cycle right through the park between East Calder and Mid Calder and under the impressive railway viaduct. From Mid Calder and through Livingstone, where you can visit the Almond Valley Heritage Trust, you continue towards Bathgate on a mainly traffic-free route.

  • Starting in Ireland at the Atlantic coast, this route heads inland from Ballyshannon, over the border towards Lough Erne.

  • This cycle route takes you on a great tour of Gateshead. Starting out at the BALTIC Gallery you will follow the banks of the River Tyne until you arrive at the Bill Quay Community Farm, a treasured green space on the edge of Gateshead.

  • Connecting Bangor to Newtownards, this cycle route is a mixture of traffic free paths and quiet country roads and lanes which starts off on the traffic free North Down Coastal Path through Crawfordsburn Country Park before heading inland to Newtownards past the Clandeboye Estate on country roads.

  • 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.