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

  • This beautiful and spectacular ride runs along the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales with views over towards Lancashire and the Forest of Bowland. From the vibrant market town of Settle, it passes along quiet country lanes  through the beautiful village of Austwick to arrive in Clapham, with its cafes and nature trail. From Clapham you can return to Settle by the same route, or jump on a train.

  • This route takes you from the border with Wales and the tranquillity of the Severn, to the Avon Valley and on over the Wiltshire downs, into the Thames Valley at Newbury and on to Reading.

  • A 167-mile ride from the birth place of the world's most famous playwright William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon, to the doors of the magnificent Globe Theatre at Bankside in London. 

  • This surprisingly green route takes you between two of South Yorkshire’s main urban areas, Sheffield and Rotherham, using a traffic-free greenway along the canal and the River Don Valley, passing the shopping mecca of Meadowhall.

  • Enjoy the beautiful countryside and experience the historic castles as you cycle through the peaceful, scenic lanes of South Shropshire.

  • This dramatic ride takes you east from the bustling market town of Skipton with its impressive Castle and regular outdoor market, along quiet lanes through beautiful countryside, ending at the magnificent ruins of Bolton Abbey in the Yorkshire Dales.

  • This is a mostly off-road route that links the busy Whipps Cross area to Stratford Station, providing a quieter alternative to the heavily-trafficked roads in the area, making it ideal for less confident cyclists and walkers looking for a pleasant route to the shops and transport links of Stratford.

  • This coastal route links the two lighthouses of Souter and St Mary's and features a ferry crossing at the River Tyne Estuary on the Shields Ferry.

  • This great family ride takes you along the coast where you can admire the fabulous beaches of Worthing and Brighton on one side and the South Downs in the horizon on the other. 

  • National Route 89

    This mainly off-road, mountain bike route follows the escarpments and ridges of the South Downs through Sussex and Hampshire, with some breathtaking views along the way.

  • A route through the heart of England, undulating farmlands and market towns, linking major cities of Derby, Leicester, historic Oxford and modern Milton Keynes.

  • This circular route connects three of the commons in southwest London, Clapham, Wandsworth and Tooting Bec. Each has plenty to offer, so you can stop along the way, or do it as a non-stop ride.

  • The Spen Valley Greenway uses a disused railway line running near the River Spen between the towns of Cleckheaton, Dewsbury and Heckmondwike, eventually linking to Bradford.

  • Starting in the ancient university town of St Andrews, the route follows National Route 1 on minor roads through rolling Fife countryside to the village of Strathkinness, before returning to St Andrews on traffic-free cycle path.

  • NCN 99

    The route passes by Delamont Country Park, Inch Abbey, Downpatrick St Patrick Centre, Exploris, Portaferry, Scrabo Tower, Newtownards, Castle Espie and Nendrum with stunning scenic views of Strangford Lough, the Irish Seacoast and the Mourne Mountains en route.


  • The Stratford Greenway links the attractive town of Stratford-upon-Avon with the village of Long Marston.

  • This ride is mainly traffic-free with no steep gradients and takes in a variety of landscapes from the flat marshes and cider apple orchards around Yatton, steep wooded valleys and a tunnel through the Mendips, to historic Axbridge and the spectacular Cheddar Gorge.

  • Beginning in Stonehouse in the Stroud Valley, this delightful traffic-free route follows the line of the old Midland railway and provides a welcome alternative to local busy roads.

  • Following the wide curving sweep of Swansea Bay, this route offers fantastic views across to Mumbles Head and the start of the Gower Peninsula. Starting at Swansea Marina, the path follows the coastline to the Victorian seaside town of Mumbles along the route of the former Mumbles railway.

  • A fun ride in south west Wales that showcases some of the areas rich, industrial heritage and beautiful natural scenery.

  • The Swiss Valley Cycle Route follows a disused railway line that climbs gently from the Millennium Coastal Park into the rolling hills above Llanelli past the peaceful Lleidi Reservoirs and on to Cross Hands.

  • This section of the Taff Trail travels between Cefn Coed Viaduct and Pontsticill Reservoir.

  • This remarkable journey starts in Wales' thriving capital with major attractions such as Cardiff Castle, The Millennium Stadium and Cardiff Bay to take in.

  • The Tamsin Trail provides a circuit of Richmond Park in south west London, connecting park entrances at Roehampton Gate, Robin Hood Gate, Kingston Gate, Ham Gate, Richmond Gate and East Sheen Gate. It is almost entirely car free, a perfect route for families and less confident cyclists. A very attractive route in any season, the route takes you away from the hustle and bustle of south London.

  • The Tarka Trail is one of the country's longest continuous traffic-free walking and cycling paths, and forms part of the Devon Coast to Coast Cycle Route.