Traffic-free cycle rides

With school holidays upon us, it’s perfect time for getting the bikes out of the garage and exploring our local environment.

Families with younger children and inexperienced cyclists may not always be keen when having to negotiate traffic so there are a few guides to help find the most cycle-friendly routes around the country.

Published by Sustrans, the creator of the National Cycle Network, this is the official guidebook which brings together 150 of the country s finest traffic-free walking and cycling routes in celebration of twenty years of the NCN.

Offering a unique glimpse into the UK s remarkable landscapes, history, culture and architecture, the rides range from the wild and ethereal mountain tracks of Snowdonia to fairytale woodland trails through the Forest of Dean and elegant city centre paths linking London’s Royal Parks and palaces.

Fully illustrated with maps and photographs, the guide includes routes for all ages and abilities, cycle-friendly places to stay and eat, bike hire centres, public transport links and things to see along the way.

There is insightful advice on extending the rides or connecting to other nearby routes.

Inspiring and informative this is a comprehensive guide to traffic-free cycling and a fitting 20th anniversary tribute to the Network Cycle Network.

Available on Amazon for £11.99

Also available is the fully updated second edition of the popular guidebook “Traffic-Free Cycle Trails“, containing more than 400 cycle routes around Britain.

Traffic-free cycle trails

Also available on Amazon for £14.99