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

  • 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.

  • The Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) is a fantastic long distance route linking the North and Irish seas, passing through the Pennines, alongside rivers and canals and through some of the most historic towns and cities in the North of England.

  • The central section of the Trans Pennine Trail covers a whole network of routes, linking the major urban centres of the region including Sheffield, Rotherham, Wakefield and Barnsley.

  • A great long distance route that takes you from Sprotbrough to Hornsea via Selby and Hull.  There is also a Selby to York link.

  • This section of the Trans Pennine Trail travels between Southport and Penistone via Liverpool and Stockport. The Western section includes the Liverpool Loop line and the Cheshire Lines path and passes through the Peak District National park.

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

  • This fantastic route allows you to explore the industrial past of south Wales and gives you great views of the Welsh valleys and mountains.

  • 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.

  • This 151 mile challenge route links Walney Island on the south western tip of Cumbria's Irish Sea coast with the mouth of the River Wear on the North Sea coast [or Whitby], following National Route 70 [and National Route 165].

  • 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.

  • A spectacular coast to coast cycle route passing through both the red rose county of Lancashire and the white rose county of Yorkshire.

  • This ride is a 10 mile circular route for cyclists and walkers, using part of National Route 1 and the Norfolk Coast Cycleway.

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