Volunteering on the Network in Northern Ireland

A volunteer ranger with a National Cycle Network sign

Our volunteer rangers are vital to helping us to maintain the National Cycle Network

Two volunteers stand with a member of the local community next to a National Cycle Network sign

As well as maintaining their local route, our volunteers replace and repair signs

We have over 70 fantastic volunteer rangers who help to look after the National Cycle Network across Northern Ireland. The activities they carry out are vital to ensure the routes are safe for everyone to enjoy.

The National Cycle Network stretches over 830 miles across the north including linking routes to the Republic of Ireland, with nearly 100 miles of traffic free paths.

Looking after the National Cycle Network and ensuring it's kept in top condition is crucial in encouraging even more people to use the Network and travel more actively.

What do volunteer rangers do?

As I value using the National Cycle Network, I felt that I should give some of my time to help maintain it. It makes me feel that I am doing something useful to help fellow cyclists to enjoy the countryside in Northern Ireland. 

- John, Volunteer Ranger
Our volunteer rangers carry out lots of activities on the Network.

From litter picking, to sprucing up pathways, to removing encroaching vegetation, our volunteer rangers are fantastic at maintainting the Network.

They carry out regular check of their stretch of route and ensure that the signs along the routes are in good condition, replacing and repairing them when needed so that the Network is easy to navigate.

Our volunteer rangers are our eyes and ears on the National Cycle Network. 

Want to be a volunteer ranger in Northern Ireland?

Anyone can be a volunteer on the National Cycle Network!

If you're passionate about the Network and would like to help look after a route in your area, we'd love to hear from you.

We're currently looking for volunteer rangers to help maintain stretches of the Network that are between three and ten miles long. These routes are mainly on-road paths along National Route 94 and National Route 93.

Check out our volunteer vacancies page for an opportunity near you.

Meet John, one of our fantastic volunteers on the Network in Northern Ireland.