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The National Cycle Network is more than just a path. It connects communities. It connects nature. It connects all of us.

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The National Cycle Network is for everyone. Whether it’s a morning run or an afternoon dog walk, commuting or winding down from school, the Network is there for it all.

Over 12,000

miles of Network connecting the country

4.2 million

people made 588 million trips on the Network in 2022-23

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Access to Nature

The National Cycle Network is a network for animals alongside the people who use it. The hedgerows, flowers and trees along the routes provide shelter, homes and food for a variety of wildlife.

How we're making space for nature on the National Cycle Network

Connecting communities

For many, the National Cycle Network is a lifeline. A way for them to get to the shops, to meet their friends or to commute to work. The paths connect communities with their heritage, fosters a sense of belonging to local advocacy groups and provides leisure routes for exploring the countryside.

Streets for everyone

32%

32% of primary schools in the UK are within one mile of an access point of the National Cycle Network

60%

60% of secondary schools in the UK are within two miles of an access point of the National Cycle Network

7994

7,994 towns, cities, villages and other settlements across Great Britain are connected by the National Cycle Network

Paths for Everyone

By creating an inclusive, accessible and connected National Cycle Network, ߣߣƵ is making it easier for everyone to walk, wheel or cycle journeys. Through providing routes where people want to be, mental and physical wellbeing is improved, volunteers create life-long connections and children have a space to learn to ride their bikes.

Paths for Everyone

Over 2,200

barriers on the National Cycle Network have now been removed or redesigned since 2018

53

Activation projects completed since 2019

297

Planned Network Improvement projects