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

  • This attractive route links Rugby and Leamington Spa passing pretty villages, wildlife reserves, reservoirs and canals. From the centre of Rugby, the route follows the Great Central Way, and soon passes two Wildlife Trust Sites: Ashlawn Cutting and Cock Robin Wood.

  • Marriott's Way provides a lovely green corridor from the heart of Norwich into the countryside along a disused railway.

  • This route connects Bilton, North Harrogate, and Knaresborough with Ripley on a fantastic 4 mile converted railway line. There are currrently unsigned on-road connections between Ripley and the Way of the Roses cycle route to the North and the stunning Yorkshire Dales to the west. 

  • An easy, traffic free ride that takes in three of Wales' most picturesque parks. At Hengoed you pass the magnificent ‘Wheel of Drams' artwork, an eight-metre high sculpture, constructed from old coal carts, known as ‘drams'.

  • Following the route of the former Buxton to Ashbourne railway line, the Tissington Trail runs from Ashbourne to Parsley Hay passing through the picturesque village of Tissington and the beautiful countryside of the Derbyshire Dales.

  • This ride in Mid Devon takes you from the bustling town of Tiverton to the picturesque village of Bampton.  On the way you pass the wonderfully gothic Knightshayes country estate, which is well worth a visit. 

  • Take in some of the best sights North-East London has to offer on this scenic canal side route that provides an entirely traffic-free route from Tottenham Hale all the way to Victoria Park.

  • This section of National Route 4 starts from the iconic Tower Bridge and weaves around the Thames through various parks and past docks, to Maritime Greenwich.

  • The route begins at the historic Tower of London, making this ideal for tourists and Londoners wanting to explore east London whilst avoiding busy roads.

  • This short route is wonderful if you want to get away from the crowds and enjoy the rugged mountains of southern Snowdonia.

  • This route offers an excellent, almost entirely traffic-free ride from the heart of Tonbridge alongside the River Medway, out into the countryside as far as the glorious buildings of Penshurst Place, some 5 miles to the west.

  • This route in the London Borough of Richmond takes you along attractive riverside paths and through one of London's Royal Parks. 

  • The ride begins in front of Buckingham Palace on the forecourt - cycling isn't allowed here, so please walk your bike to the start of the segregated cycle route between the southern edge of Green Park and Constitution Hill. Constitution Hill and The Mall are both closed to motor traffic on a Sunday, making it the most peaceful day to ride along this section.

  • A gem of a route along Route 47 of the Celtic Trail that takes in stunning country parks, breath-taking Valleys views, 2 superb artworks and an impressive 19th century railway viaduct.

  • A 77km linear cycle trail between Maghery, Co Armagh and Clones Co Monaghan.

  • This fantastic route stretches from the centre of historic Edinburgh, all the way to Falkirk, where you can experience the impressive Falkirk Wheel in action. 

  • This route links the Union Canal in Linlithgow with the Falkirk Wheel, which allows boats to be transferred to the Clye & Forth Canal.

  • The route starts in Linlithgow on the Union Canal close to the Railway Station and the Linlithgow Canal Centre. Beyond Linlithgow, the route is mainly rural following the towpath east along the northern bank of the canal, close by Niddry Castle, through Broxburn and over the Almond Aqueduct.

  • This gentle ride takes you between two fascinating places, there are no major climbs, and you can take the train back to your starting point.

  • At eight miles long, this route is perfect for a long walk or a comfortable bike ride. It's flat, suitable for children and there are plenty of stopping points and places of interest along the way. The route follows National Route 61 through the Colne Valley, which feels like the first part of real countryside on London's western fringe.

  • The Wandle Trail is a fantastic, mainly traffic-free, route that follows the River Wandle from its mouth with the River Thames in Wandsworth, through three boroughs to Croydon, where local transport links offer a perfect finishing point for those with tired legs. The 12 mile route offers a great day out for people of all ages, for those on foot and on bike.

  • This route is an easy-to-follow ride or walk from the residential area of Wanstead right into the heart of Stratford, meaning that locals heading to the shops or continuing into town can easily avoid the traffic.

  • The ride begins in central Edinburgh, travelling down the traffic-free route beside the Water of Leith, whose waters rise in the Pentland Hills and flow into the Firth of Forth at Leith. You'll travel down to Balerno High School, which can be reached via quiet roads from the stations at Curriehill or Kirknewton.

  • This route travels from Lincoln and passes Washingborough, Bardney and Southrey on the way to Kirkstead Bridge. Here, you can take roads into the village of Woodhall Spa or continue on the Water Rail Way to Langrick Bridge and Boston.

  • The Waterlink Way is an established part of the National Cycle Network, connecting a number of parks and green spaces in South East London while following the Pool and Ravensbourne Rivers. The route is very accessible, with a large number of stations on route, allowing the distance cycled to be easily tailored to meet your needs.

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