Our favourite guides and maps to inspire your next bike ride

Summer is the perfect time to get out and about on the National Cycle Network. With longer evenings to enjoy and the promise of warmer weather we've put together some of our favourite maps and guidebooks to help you plan adventures and outings on your bike.

Our official Traffic-Free Cycle Rides guidebook brings together 150 of the UK's finest traffic-free walking and cycling routes. This best seller is the perfect travel companion for family cycling trips all year round.

The book plots sign-posted routes on the National Cycle Network which give unique glimpses into the UK's remarkable landscapes, history, culture and architecture. Distance, terrain, local bike hire and cycle-friendly places to stay, eat and drink along the way are all included in the guide. 

Circular rides guide, Sustrans, National Cycle Network

Our brand new Circular Ride guides each map 75 cycling routes of between 20-40 miles ranging from easy to difficult. These guides are great route companions for your next day ride and a perfect gift for cycling fans. 

The North Circular Ride book covers the Yorkshire Area, North East of England, North West of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.  

The South Circular Ride book covers South West, South East, East of England, the Midlands and Wales. 

Veloscenic is one of France's most popular long-distance cycle routes. It links Paris via Versailles, Chartres and Alencon, to the incredible Mont St-Michel. Following numerous traffic-free trails and many miles of quiet, rural roads it let's you enjoy four UNESCO World Heritage sites and three regional parks. 

Opened in 2012, Avenue Verte London to Paris cycle is a 250-mile route from the river Thames to the banks of the river Seine. Start your adventure under the London Eye and finish in the shadow of Notre Dame.

By making a regular donation you'll receive exclusive supporter benefits including a 20% discount on all maps and guidebooks in our online shop. Plus, you'll be supporting our work to make it easier for people to walk and cycle.

As pioneer and guardian of the National Cycle Network, Sustrans' maps are the ultimate guide to accessing the best routes. We've mapped every inch of the Network's 14,000 miles. Why not take advantage of the brighter days and explore your local area with our regional maps? 

For the more hardcore cyclist, our challenge route maps cover Britain's most popular long distance cycle routes and provide some of the most inspirational riding the National Cycle Network has to offer. Have a browse of our most popular challenge route maps in our Sustrans shop, here's a few of our favourites to get you started: