National Cycle Network

Join the millions of people who use the National Cycle Network every day.

people using a pedestrian bridge

Following a review of the National Cycle Network, we set out our recommendations for creating a UK-wide network of traffic-free paths for everyone. Read our 'Paths for everyone' report.

family cycling ©2018, Julie Howden,

The National Cycle Network is a series of traffic-free paths and quiet, on-road cycling and walking routes, that connect to every major town and city. Learn more about its history, ownership and maintenance.

artwork metal sculpture of cyclist on NCN

We work with artists, schools and local communities to create and explore landmarks, environments and ideas that celebrate the surrounding areas, helping to create a strong sense of location.

All the information you need to use the National Cycle Network including:

cyclists on greenway

Greenways on the National Cycle Network provide a home for many species and also act as corridors or stepping stones that enable wildlife to travel through the landscape.

kids and mum out cycling

Our online map is easy to use and shows all of the National Cycle Network routes. Just type in the name or number of the route, or the nearest town or postcode.

A Sustrans map

Our range of maps and leaflets will help you make the most of your local Network and beyond.

family walking on traffic free path

Love the Network? Help us keep it in tip top walking, cycling or scooting condition by sponsoring a mile.

Experience the Network

family riding bikes on traffic free route

These rides are fun for all the family. Not only are they traffic free, but they have lots to see and do along the way and take in some of the best countryside in the UK.

From looking after Network paths to being a wildlife champion we have lots of fun and interesting volunteer positions available.