Ultimate UK Cycle Route Planner from Excellent Books


All of the UK’s signed cycle routes together on one map – National Cycle Network and other waymarked cycle routes. Double-sided to cover England, Wales and Scotland.

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Ultimate UK Cycle Route Planner from Excellent Books


Ultimate UK Cycle Route Planner 2023

Brings all of the UK’s signed cycle routes together on one map.

Uses 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.

Ultimate UK Cycle Route Planner - example

Features of the Third Edition

  • Sustrans National Cycle Network route numbers, 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.

There are also links shown to signed cross-channel routes such as the Avenue Verte (London-Paris), 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, while getting 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 shows 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, which is 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 is brought together on one map to make a unique and invaluable planning tool.

How to Use the UK Cycle Route Planner

Click here for the blog post on using the cycle route planner.


FionaOutdoors: “a brilliant resource and I only wish I’d found it sooner”


Ultimate UK Cycle Route Planner from Excellent Books

Page Size: 120 x 240 mm
Publisher: Excellent Books
Edition: 4th edition, January 2023
Binding: Sheet map (folded)
Illustrations: Colour mapping
Weight: 120g

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