Pedal into a summer of cycling: the UK's best cycle routes

by Adrienne Wyper
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There's nothing more invigorating than a brisk summer cycle ride, marvelling at spectacular views of the great British countryside. Take to your wheels, soak up the summer weather and explore the some of the most breathtaking cycle trails in the UK.

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Top cycling trails around the UK

Short sections or long trails, which you can cycle as much or as little of as you want. Click on the links for more information.

Celtic Trail From the Old Severn Bridge at Chepstow to Pembrokeshire National Park

Mawddach trail, Snowdonia A nine-and-a-half-mile trail that begins in Dolgellau

Hebridean islands Shoreline roads and shallow inclines

High Peak Trail, Derbyshire A network of disused railway lines

Monsal trail, Derbyshire A spectacular cycle through the limestone dales

Cotswold Way 100 miles from Chipping Campden to Bath

Norfolk Coast Cycleway From Cromer to Kings Lynn

Water Rail Way, Lincolnshire The former Lincoln to Boston Railway Line

London's Jubilee Greenway A 60-mile route: one for each year of the Queen's reign when it opened in 2012

Isle of Wight Six island routes to try, including end to end

New Forest Over 144 miles of car-free cycle tracks to explore

Cuckoo trail, East Sussex A 14-mile route full of wildlife

Crab and Winkle Way, Kent Off-road route running for 12 km between Canterbury and Whitstable

Cornish Way 180 miles from Bude to Land's End

Camel Trail, Cornwall One of the nation’s favourite leisure routes

Drake's Trail, Devon A 21-mile route is a link in the National Cycle Network Route 27

Two Tunnels Greenway, Somerset A scenic 13-mile loop, smooth pathway - the longest of its kind for cycling in Britain

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