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

  • This is a beautiful flat, road ride around the Aberdeenshire countryside.

  • From Tayport a railway path follows the southern shore of the Firth of Tay to the Tay Road Bridge which is crossed using the elevated cycle path in the centre of the bridge. On the Dundee side of the bridge a lift takes you and your bike down to ground level and to the route through Dundee Docks (security pass required). The traffic-free shoreline promenade and quiet roads lead to Broughty Ferry and Broughty Castle.

  • This short ride takes you on a tour of the Tees River, taking in the Transporter Bridge and Britain's newest and largest RSPB site at Saltholme.

  • This mostly traffic-free route links the town of Telford with the spectacular Ironbridge Gorge, which contrasts natural beauty with industrial heritage.

  • The route travels out of Central London and takes you to Oxford via Windsor and Reading.

  • This section of National Route 1 is largely traffic free along the Thames riverside and passes some of east London's key landmarks including the Thames Barrier and the O2 Centre (formerly known as the Millennium Dome).

  • A stunning long distance route that takes you on a tour of Morecambe Bay, one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the UK.  Taking you from the south west coast of Cumbria to Glasson Dock in Lancashire, this route is a feast for the senses. 

  • The Cotswold Line will eventually connect Worcester and Oxford, but this shorter section travels between Honeybourne and Hanborough and showcases the beautiful Cotswold scenery at its best.

  • The Dava Way path links the historic towns of Forres and Grantown-on-Spey. Almost all of the route follows the old Highland Railway line and is off road and safe from traffic. Along its length it passes through a pleasant mix of farmland, woodland and moorland. The Dava Way is a great off road cycling route. The surface is firm for most of the route but it is often rough and front suspension is definitely recommended.

  • This short and spectacular ride into the heart of the popular seaside resort of Saundersfoot takes you from a quiet wooded valley, along a wonderful raised promenade up above the crashing waves of Carmarthen Bay and through a series of short tunnels carved into the cliffs.

  • The route travels along the former Formartine and Buchan railway in Aberdeenshire. This fairly level cycle path starts in Dyce and continues up to Maud where the route splits and you have the choice of taking a northern route to Fraserburgh or an eastern route to Peterhead.

  • An urban adventure through the heart of Caerphilly taking in the mighty Caerphilly Castle and some fantastic pit stops.

  • This splendid family friendly circuit takes in Windsor Castle, Eton College, Dorney Lake, the Jubilee River and the River Thames.

  • 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. 

  • The North West Trail is a 326km circular cycle route through counties Donegal, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Leitrim, and Sligo in the North West of Ireland.

  • The Sperrins Region is an area of outstanding natural beauty, which is located in the West of Northern Ireland. It stretches from the Donegal border in the west, to Lough Neagh in the east and the Atlantic shores in the north.

  • Starting in the centre of Bedford, this route takes you along the elegant Ouse embankment and through quiet villages and gentle countryside to Sandy, with its RSPB nature reserve.

  • A 120-mile route connecting the university cities of Oxford and Cambridge. The ride takes you from the River Thames to the banks of the River Cam along mostly flat terrain with some short and steady gradients. 

  • 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'.

  • This long distance route connects Middlesbrough, Stockton, Hartlepool, Durham, Consett, Newcastle and South Shields.

  • 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. 

  • Route 1 runs across the Shetland Isles from Sumburgh Head to the island of Unst, with numerous ‘braided’ routes giving a total distance of 136 miles.