Popular UK Cycle Routes

You lot have been busy gallivanting with your bikes this year!  Charity rides, training and 'just for funing', so we had a wee nosy at some of the best cycle routes in the UK that are traffic free, long distance and right up your street!

1.  Lake District

140 miles of Lakes and the Pennies; this journey is probably the most ridden route of all, passing from Whitehaven to Sunderland.  It's challenging, but worth the reward!  There's picture perfect views and beaches!

2.  North Sea Scotland

Hmm, I'm not sure many of you will do this 'just for fun'...  I recommend you pack a hip flask or 5 and make it the strong stuff!  This cycle route covers around 3,500+ miles!  Surrounding 8 countries!  It's just sounding worse, AHHH!  You'll be part of a small bunch who can say they were bad ass enough to complete it though!  Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, England and Scotland are the countries you'll scoot through and take your time while you're there, say cheers to a beer and put your feet up, munch on a German hotdog and take in the breath-taking views - you'll be back in Scotland before you know it!

3. East Anglia

This route isn't so risky, popular amongst  beginners or for time restricted rides.  You'll dilly dally from Fakenham to Harwich (163 miles).

4. Hadrian's Cycleway

174 miles on your 2 wheel, leg powered machine! This route is famous for the countryside views, coastal routes and the historic Roman Forts.

5. Tweed Cycleway

A short (ish), downhill sweep covering approximately 89 miles from Biggar to Berwick-upon-Tweed.  You'll have a peaceful run through quiet lanes, villages and forest trails.

6. West Country Way

This is a biggy!  Routing a total of 252 miles through Cornwall to Somerset - don't worry though, you'll have plenty of opportunities to stop for pasties and cake to fuel up!

7. Devon Coast to Coast

Last, but certainly not least, this route will take you 102 miles around Plymouth beaches and Dartmoor National Park.  Following back roads and country lanes, this route is ideal for novices and families  - the wee jaunt will only take the weekend, so there's plenty of time to explore the beaches and the local life.