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

  • This unique ride is mainly on flat traffic-free paths and enables you to explore both sides of the Humber Bridge with parks, a nature reserve, picnic spots, spectacular views of the bridge. Not to forget you can cycle over the Bridge itself! The route description starts at Barton-upon-Humber station, but you can equally start the route at Hessle or North Ferriby stations.

  • With its combination of woodlands, chalk downland, rolling fields and small villages, the North Hampshire countryside is a superb area for cycling. This route starts at Festival Place in the centre of Basingstoke, goes through the War Memorial Park and then heads south along traffic calmed roads and a newly created cycle path to Hatch Warren.  

  • The Bath Two Tunnels Circuit is a 13 mile circular route taking in the iconic Bath Two Tunnels. The route also uses National Route 24 and National Route 4, along the Kennet & Avon Canal back in to Central Bath. 

    Please Note: Diversion on route, see below

  • This route is an easy-to-follow ride or walk along a raised Greenway from the docklands at Beckton right to the heart of Stratford, meaning that anyone heading along this route can easily avoid the traffic.

  • Enjoy a tour of the East End of London with this varied route, starting in the light industrial area of Beckton, taking in the Thames as you head west and up to Stratford High Street.

  • Belfast to Ballyshannon via: Lisburn, Portadown, Armagh, Dungannon, Cookstown, Omagh, Enniskillen, Belcoo.

  • Take time to enjoy the slower pace of life along this green corridor through the city

  • Take in some of the best sights North-East London has to offer on this scenic route that provides a nearly entirely traffic-free route from Waltham Forest all the way to Stratford.

  • This great ride along the Fylde Coast takes you from Blackpool to Fleetwood using traffic free promenades.
     
    Please Note: Closures on route, see below

  • This great ride takes you from Blaise Castle in Bristol to Chepstow Castle in Monmouthshire.

  • This ride takes you through the Cornish countryside from the pretty town of Bodmin to the Eden Project - one of the country's best tourist attractions.

  • An easy cycle from Bowling to Dumbarton and on to Balloch at the south side of Loch Lomond.

  • The Forth and Clyde Canal links Glasgow to Falkirk providing a wonderful, flat traffic-free walking and cycling route across central Scotland. The highlight of this route is the famous Falkirk Wheel, the world's first and only rotating boat lift which connects the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal.

  • This great route takes you between two of Bradford’s best open spaces - City Park and Bowling Park, travelling over the iconic Red Bridge on the way. 

  • Connecting the two towns via a high quality traffic-free path through the countryside, the Brampton Valley Way provides the perfect opportunity for a family day out.

  • Those with an aversion to hills will love this flat route which follows the Caledonian Canal from the head of Loch Oich to Fort Augustus. This is a short section of the very much longer Caledonia Way (National Route 78).

  • The immensely popular Bristol and Bath Railway Path provides a tranquil walking and cycling path between the two cities.

  • This short route takes you on a fun ride around central Bristol, taking in some of its most iconic views.

  • This ride links two of south London's nicest parks, Brockwell and Dulwich, via quiet streets.

  • The Brunel Trail is a popular shared-use path linking Neyland, once the western terminus of Brunel's Great Western Railway, with Johnston and Haverfordwest. The trail begins at Neyland Marina and follows the picturesque Cleddau estuary through Westfield Pill Nature Reserve before continuing along the now disused Great Western Railway line to Johnston.

  • A great route through the Wye Valley that has some short, steep sections.

  • Magnificent coastal views, breathtaking countryside: this cycle route has it all!

  • Follow National Route 5 from Shotton across the River Dee to pick up National Route 568 at Hawarden Bridge and then leave the railway path and pick your way through the Deeside Industrial Park as you head north.
    Please Note: Route closed between Hawarden Bridge and the Blue Bridge/Welsh Road from mid November for up to 8 months for flood bank stabilisation works. A diversion will be signed. Please take care on this diversion and follow all signs.

  • This mainly traffic-free route between Huddersfield and Dewsbury town centres surprisingly rural passing through a pleasant wooded and agricultural landscape.
     

  • This challenging route showcases Scotland’s natural beauty, taking you past waterfalls, glens, lochs and heather clad mountains.

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