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

  • Signed from Swindon station, a combination of designated cycle paths and a couple of short links on minor roads, take you to the popular Coate Water Park.

  • This route is approx. 10 miles and is a circle from Turnham Green, through Acton Park, Wormwood Scrubs, North Kensington, Holland Park, Ravenscourt Park and back to Turnham Green again, thus linking a number of green spaces. As it is a circular route it can be started at various points, or even reversed.

  • These scenic clay trails first opened in March 2005 and enable visitors to enjoy this unique area of Cornwall created by the clay mining industry.

  • The Cleveland coast is stunning and this short route travels between the seaside resorts of Redcar and Saltburn.

  • The route travels between Llanfoist, just to the south of Abergavenny, and Brynmawr, passing high above the Clydach Gorge.

  • Running from the heart of Glasgow to the beauty of Loch Lomond, this almost entirely traffic-free route follows parts of the disused Partick to Yoker railway from Glasgow to Clydebank, the towpath of the Forth and Clyde Canal through to Bowling and again an old railway into Dumbarton.

  • Running close to the River Clyde for most of its length, the Clyde Walkway is a walking and cycling trail which runs from the centre of Glasgow to the Falls of Clyde near New Lanark.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • This route follows the River Derwent from Derby to Worthington and Cloud Quarry.

  • 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.

  • 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.