Inspiration & Routes

Bike Week starts on 6 June 2022 but that doesn't mean you need to wait until then to start cycling – set personal goals or give some cycling new routes a go. If you’d like inspiration for cycling routes, cycling to work tips, day trips with the family we have it covered.
Get inspired for family fun

Family cycling is fantastic fun and one of the best ways you can spend time together, no matter what your age or ability.

Even though Bike Week has finished there are lots of ways you can enjoy exploring on your bike, from treasure hunts to picnics.

Cycle Commuting

Cycling to work is a brilliant way to stay fit and healthy. There are also so many benefits to your bank balance and your wellbeing too.

If you’re looking for some top tips on cycling to work check out our page for cycling commuters.

Routes to try Bike Week and beyond

Whether you're riding on or off-road, looking for an epic adventure or family-friendly afternoon, we have amazing routes all over the country for you to try. 

With hundreds of different routes covering all of the UK, there really is something for everyone, including:

  • Cathedrals Cycle Route challenge
  • Kind Alfred's Way
  • The brand new Maritime Heritage Trail
  • The award wining Great North Trail

All of our routes have a easy to follow descriptions and a .gpx file for navigation. 

Take on a challenge

Test yourself and take on some of our challenges. We want to encourage you to push yourself and try something new, or maybe just use it as inspiration to remind you or others about the different ways cycling can be fun.

The challenges are catagorised, so you can find something to test you regardless of your cycling experience or the type of riding you do. Of course, feel free to make up your own too!

Share your progress with us on social media.