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Cycle Gateshead
Wearside Cycling
Derby Cycling
Greater Manchester

about the National Cycle Network
The National Cycle Network is a magnificent network of cycle paths passing throughout the United Kingdom and linking the whole country with 10,000 miles of traffic free routes, quiet lanes and traffic calmed city streets to form a comprehensive cycling network right across the country. The National Cycle Network is co-ordinated by the charity Sustrans, with the support of over 450 local authorities and other partners. In 2001 Sustrans was awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise for their work in coordinating the National Cycle Network.

Traffic free cycling in Sunderland  © John Holmes
A variety of people use the NCN everyday of the week whether it is commuters cycling to work, leisure riders out on a weekend ride, cycling to the shops, families taking the new generation of cyclists on traffic free cycle-paths, school children making safe journeys to school or holiday makers cycling a full route such as the Sea to Sea or the Coast and Castles sections of the NCN. A lot of the Network is also accessible to wheelchairs as well as making excellent walks for pedestrians
Buy a National
Cycle Network
map online from:

Sustrans Shop

Sustrans main site is the most comprehensive source of information on cycle routes throughout the UK. www.nationalcyclenetwork.org.uk or www.sustrans.org, includes interactive mapping of all NCN routes, and other known cycle routes throughout the UK. The mapping also shows a range of other attractions, such as National Trust properties and others, and has dynamic links to their sites and also many public transport timetables. Sustrans is adding to this all the time, so if you haven’t visited it recently take a look to see what’s new.

The Coast to Coast  photo  © Dik Stoddart