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

  • This 4-mile section of dismantled railway runs through broadleaf woodland and links Caernarfon with the old slate harbour of Port Dinorwig (Y Felinheli).

  • Lon Las Ogwen is a wonderful route offering views of the Snowdonia Mountains as it climbs south from the coast at Porth Penrhyn. Following the valley of Afon Cegin, the trail climbs on old railway cuttings through lovely broadleaf woodland to Tregarth and the only pub along the way, by the name of Pant Yr Ardd.

  • Lôn Teifi takes the same course as the Lôn Cambria route along the Ystwyth valley to Pont-rhyd-y-groes before turning southwest to drop down into the valley of the River Teifi.

  • The ride starts at the Greenwich Maritime World Heritage site and takes you under the Thames via the Greenwich Foot Tunnel. You will arrive at the Isle of Dogs, formerly the thriving London dock area and now home to Canary Wharf Tower and the largest urban farm in Europe - Mudchute Park and Farm.

  • National Route 94

    A mostly level 113 mile circuit of Lough Neagh, the largest freshwater lake in Britain and Ireland, on quiet, virtually traffic-free minor roads and lanes with short stretches of traffic-free path. The route takes in Antrim, Portadown and Toome along the way.

  • Starting in Ulverston and finishing in Barrow in Furness, this ride is a great way to discover this beauty of Cumbria's landscape. This section of the longer Walney to Wear route takes you through the rich pastureland of Low Furness.

  • The route travels from Lough Neagh to the north Coast where it meets the Atlantic ocean at the Barmouth near Castlerock.

  • Linking Luton with Leighton Buzzard, this route travels along the chalk grasslands around Dunstable and takes you on the traffic free Sewell Greenway.

  • Fancy riding the highest on-road section of the National Cycle Network in Wales?  Then this challenging route, with spectacular views of Snowdonia, is for you. 

  • This could be the ideal undemanding ride. It is fairly flat, the railway stations at either end are one stop apart, and much of it is not on the road.

  • For those wanting a short ride, this is a great option. Taking you along the old Ruabon to Barmouth railway line from the historic town of Dolgellau to the popular seaside town of Barmouth, you'll be wowed by the stunning views of the Mawddach estuary and Cadair Idris.

  • This route takes you from one of the most famous of the South Wales’ former mining towns, and ends in the picturesque rural town of Brecon. Due to the range of path surface types, a road bike is probably not suitable.

  • A tranquil green corridor offering superb views of the Gower Peninsula.

  • This Coast to Coast route starts on the Atlantic Coast at Portreath, once an important harbour for the surrounding mines, and finishes at the picturesque harbour village of Devoran.

  • This ride takes you along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, a beautiful green corridor that’s perfect for a leisurely family day out.

  • The Monsal Trail is a stunning traffic free cycle route right in the heart of the Peak District National Park, starting just north of Bakewell. 
     

  • Enjoy the dramatic coastal scenery along this 14 mile section of National Route 1 between Cullen and Garmouth. The route is mainly traffic-free between Cullen and Buckie using the old coastal railway line. From Buckie, the route follows roads before crossing the River Spey on the magnificent Speyside Viaduct into Garmouth.

  • This circular route includes the Glasgow suburban town of Milngavie, Mugdock Country Park, Kirkintilloch, a section of the Forth & Clyde Canal and the banks of the River Kelvin. It is mostly on designated cycle tracks but there are sections on minor roads and the Kelvin Walkway.

  • This ride follows a section of the railway line between Brockenhurst and Wimborne which was known as Castleman's Corkscrew

  • This on-road route takes you through the New Forest National Park, from the Hampshire town of Hythe on the shore of Southampton Water, to the bustling Dorset town of Christchurch.

  • The route follows the trackbed of the old Newark to Bottesford railway, providing a traffic-free, green corridor between the pretty market town of Newark and the nearby village of Cotham.

  • National Route 88

    Connecting Newport City Centre to the historic town of Caerleon, this superb traffic-free route follows the line of the River Usk, taking in wonderful views, artwork and a wealth of Roman history.

  • This cycle and walking route from the Bann Bridge in Portadown to the Town Hall in Newry is a 20 mile trip on part of route 9 of the National Cycle Network. The route follows the towpath on the western bank of the, now non-navigable, Newry Canal.

  • This is a challenging but extremely rewarding ride in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway, where the beautiful landscape, attractions and fascinating history more than compensate for the steep climbs.   

  • Dumfries and Galloway is sometimes called Scotland’s forgotten corner. It’s not on the main tourist trail to The Highlands, which means that those in the know can enjoy the beautiful beaches, picturesque towns and villages and networks of quiet roads in relative peace and quiet.

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