Explore Britain by bike: first complete cycle map series published

Cyclists can now explore even more of the UK as the first ever series of cycle maps to cover the whole of the country have been released by cycling charity Sustrans. 

Published: October 13th, 2016 at 11:17 am

The charity, which created the National Cycle Network, this week launched the maps of Northern Ireland, the last four in a 53-map series of pocket guides.


Together the maps cover all 14,000 miles of National Cycle Network, as well as other major routes such as the London Cycle Superhighways, and over 100 recommended day rides for people to enjoy, as well as inset maps of towns and city centres.

Martyn Brunt, Head of Mapping at Sustrans said: “Our new Pocket Map series is everything you need to plan your trip. It covers all National Cycle Routes and major routes and we’re updating them all the time as new routes are added.”

“We’ve been working on the maps since 2012, starting on the South coast of England and working northwards to Scotland. Northern Ireland and London were the last maps which complete the series.”

The only similar series of maps came out in the 1950s, long before Sustrans National Cycle Network began in 1995, and before most dedicated cycle paths and segregated routes.

The last maps in Sustrans UK Pocket Maps series, which were produced by Sustrans’ Four Point Mapping team, covered Northern Ireland, and include:

49 Belfast, Down & Armagh

50 Fermanagh Lakelands & Tyrone

51 Derry~Londonderry & The North West

52 The Causeway Coast & Glens

Cornwall is the best-selling map having been reprinted three times since it was first launched, and other top-sellers include Dorset Downs, Kent, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, the Peak District, Severn and Thames, South West Wales, Yorkshire Wolds and York and the North Yorkshire Moors.

 For more information or to order maps, visit: www.sustrans.org.uk/shop


Image: National Cycle Route 93/Credit: Robert Ashby for Sustrans



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