Ultimate UK Cycle Route Planner 3rd Edition
The Ultimate UK Cycle Route Planner is a double-sided map that plots every signed cycle route in the UK at time of publication (2016). For instance, as well as flagging up every NCN (National Cycling Network) route and established Sustrans routes such as the C2C Coast to Coast from Whitehaven to Sunderland/Newcastle, the Ultimate UK Cycle Route Planner shows the new Scottish C2C route from Annan to Edinburgh.
One side of the map covers the northern UK - the whole of Scotland (with Orkney and Shetland inset), Northern Ireland and the North of England down to York, Harrogate and Lancaster.
The other side covers the the rest of the UK south of a line drawn from Whitehaven to Whitby. This side includes the whole of Wales and features an inset map of London's cycling network.
The great thing about this map format, over a conventional guide book, is that you can get an idea of the cycle routes available in any part of the UK at a glance. This map therefore lives up to its claim to being the Ultimate UK Cycle Route Planner.
- Maps 20,000 miles of recommended cycling routes in the UK.
- Reasonably large scale - approx 10 miles to the inch - offers a good overview, but you might need larger scale mapping when exploring a new route.
- Maps the NCN National Cycle Network, National Trails such as the Pennine Bridleway, Scottish Long Distance Routes such as the West Highland Way and off-road trail centres throughout the UK.
- This map also covers the entire UK rail network to help you plan combined rail and bike trips.
- Published 2016.
- 230 x 135mm (approx 9 x 5.3 inches).
'All of the UK's signed cycle routes brought together on one map – now a comprehensively updated and expanded 3rd edition. Using the outstanding quality and detail of Times Comprehensive Atlas mapping, Sustrans' National Cycle Network and other popular cycle trails are featured and defined – traffic free or on road. Family cyclists will love the listed traffic free trails.
Third edition features include:
* Sustrans National Cycle Network route numbers shown, corresponding with route signage on the ground
* Attractions (stately homes, country parks, museums etc) on or near suggested routes
* New clearer route design
Other routes include regional routes such as county cycle ways and those National Trails on which bikes are allowed such as the Pennine Bridleway and the Ridgeway. Many hundreds of miles of minor road routes are also shown and links to signed cross-channel routes such as the Avenue Verte (London-Paris) are shown so that long distance route planning is also made easy.
A bespoke key makes the map easy to understand at a glance. The UK's rail network and its myriad of stations is detailed, showing at a glance where and how cyclists can combine bike and train to get access to the country's best cycling. As the scale of the map makes it suitable for planning rather than navigation, full details are given of where you can get larger scale maps of popular rides, such as the C2C, the Devon Coast to Coast and the Way of the Roses.
* Superb quality mapping showing thousands of villages, towns and cities linked by the UK's ever expanding cycle network (network number signs now on map).
* Compiled by specialist cycle guide publisher Excellent Books, run by established cycle journalist Richard Peace.
* Sustrans' National Cycle Network, minor roads, National Trails, attractions en route, the UK rail and canal network – all this brought together on one map to make a unique and invaluable planning tool.'