Searching the web for hours means less time out there. The following links should make it easier and quicker to find exactly what you need. If you’d like to add more, just contact us with the info and we’ll consider adding them.
Bike Hub – update, defunct
A now defunct mine of information on UK cycle-related matters and a starting point for surfing the web for cycle stuff. The site was a joint initiative of the Bicycle Association and the Association of Cycle Traders via the Bike Hub levy scheme. The site started life as Bikeforall.net, which was seed-funded by the Department for Transport via the National Cycling Strategy Board as was.
UK Mountain Biker
A starting point for UK-wide off-road riding information, from easy peasy flat routes for everyone to those black routes for experts.
UK Directory of Council Cycle Maps
This is organised by country (England, N. Ireland, Scotland, Wales) and by county, listing links and .pdf files of cycle route maps produced by local councils. Not sure how often it’s updated.
National Organisations and Projects
Cycling UK (formerly CTC)
UK membership organisation helping cyclists and campaigning to make cycling enjoyable, safe and welcoming for all.
UK sustainable transport charity involved in creating cycle and walking routes, often traffic-free. Their many projects include Safe Routes to Schools and Free Range Kids (reasons and ideas for getting children out and about and active). Take a look at Traffic-free family rides and Active school runs.
CycleNation – new name for the umbrella group of local cycling groups and campaigns.
Cycling England – defunct since 1st April 2011.
This national body co-ordinated the development of cycling across England for…’more people cycling, more safely, more often…’. Supported by various Government departments. Included the establishment of cycling demonstration towns.
Axed because it was a quango, despite only costing ‘the same to run per year as building 5 metres of motorway’ according to BikeBiz.com
National body promoting cycling and funded by the Scottish government (note – not axed).
Online info for all interested in folding bikes, and ‘origami’ rides too.