There are more than 14000 miles for cycling and walking in the UK. Some of them are totally car-free. Here are some of the best of the routes with less or no traffic at all. So, you can plan your spring cycling adventures in these beautiful cycle routes.
- North Yorkshire: Riccall to York
The length of this bike trail is 10 miles and you will start at the Millennium Green in Riccall. You will then finish at York Minister. This is recorded as one of the oldest cycling routes by the National Cycle Network and it gives a very comfortable ride of 10 miles because the route is mostly flat. If you are looking for a route that you can enjoy riding with your daughters or sons, this is it. You will love the flat topography of the North Yorkshire farmland and in the last mile of the route, you will go through the park along the River Ouse and then you will get to the road that will take you to York. You can cycle the entire route back.
- Lune Valley Trail, Lancashire
This is a short cycling route as it is only 5 miles. However, these are very exciting miles as you will start at the Lancaster Millennium Bridge and finish at the Bull Beck picnic ground. In fact, it is recommended that you ride out as a family and that you carry a full picnic basket so that you can have fun when you get there. One of the things that you will see when you get to cycling this route is the Crook O’Lune which has been a point of inspiration for many a poet because of its beautiful green meadow. If you do not love the green Lune Valley, then you do not know how green scenery looks like.
- North Yorkshire: Nidderdale Greenway
This is a short cycle route – only 3 miles long. It starts at The Gardeners Arms in Bilton and the finish will be at the Ripley Castle. It is recommended that you take this route during spring as that is when it is most lively with lots of insect life, wildflowers coming to life and bird song rents the air. You will encounter several highlights on this route, one of them being the crossing of the Nidd viaduct which has seven arches in the first mile. During the second mile, you will cycle through the woods and the last mile will take you through the well shaded riverbank.
- Birmingham: Rea valley route
This long route that is 6 miles starts at Cannon Hill Park in Birmingham and finishes at the Northfield train station. This is a very flat ride, very good for cyclists of all levels even kids. It is best that you take this route in spring as you will enjoy the flowers at full bloom of the cherries and the tulips. You will love the song of the birds as well as the buzz of the insects.
- Cuckoo Trail, East Sussex
This lengthy bicycle route has some of the best sceneries around and the length is an exhilarating 11 miles. You will start at School Lane in Polegate and finish at High Street in Heathfield. The name Cuckoo comes from the Cuckoo sounds that you can hear as you tackle the route. That is why you should ride this trail in spring ‘when the cuckoos are out in their folds and the wildflowers are in full bloom.
- The Great Glen, the Highlands
This is a good cycling route for an advanced cyclist who is looking for a comfortable challenge. It is 32 miles long, starts at Fort William railway station and will finish at Fort Augustus. Some of the highlights include the Neptune’s Staircase and you will also get some awesome sights of Ben Nevis. Be ready for some challenging climbs, but you will love everything about this trail. At the end of the ride, you will find the Loch Ness and relax on its shores.
- Somerset: Two Tunnels Greenway
This is comfortable bicycle route that is 5 miles long. It starts at Hope and Anchor pub in Midford and you will finish at Bath City Center. In the first mile, you will go through the Combe Down Tunnel which is the longest cycling tunnel in the UK and is the main highlight of the route. If you want to go a longer route, try the Kennet and Avan Canal which create a loop that is 13 miles long.
If you are looking to enjoy cycling in calm spring weather in these famous UK cycling routes, all you need is a great preparation and one of these cool bicycles for guys. If you are a woman, you can choose from this huge collection of ladies bicycles to have best out of your next cycling adventures. At the end of the day, having a comfort bike can make a big difference in any cycling adventure.