Cycling in the United Kingdom/Regional Routes

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An international cycling map created from OSM data is available, provided by Andy Allan. The map rendering is still being improved, the data are updated every few days. It shows National Cycle Network cycle routes, other regional and local routes, and other cycling-specific features, such as:
  • dedicated cycle tracks and lanes
  • contours and hill colouring
  • bicycle parking
  • bike shops, toilets, drinking fountains, even pubs!
  • proposed bike routes (or numbering protocols), contrasted with the Lonvia map, below, which does not show proposed routes, but actual routes only

CyclOSM A free cycle-oriented map with more features than OpenCycleMap. See its wiki page CyclOSM.
Waymarked Trails: Cycling by Sarah Hoffman is a layer superimposed over mapnik (Standard Map Layer) which shows marked cycle routes around the world. Updated minutely, it renders actual routes without the state=proposed tag. Therefore no proposed routes (or proposed numbering protocols) are displayed.

Regional routes generally have a white-on-blue number. Use a rcn_ref tag, or a relation with network=rcn (not ncn).

Sustrans is currently embarking on a project to re-number and re-classify Regional routes as National routes - numbers below and those for new routes may be subject to change over the coming months. See the Sustrans website for more information.

Route Description Complete Route relation Notes
Bristol, South Glos. & Somerset RR10 Avon Cycleway 100% RCN 10: relation 69889
Chipping Sodbury Link: relation 2204283
Yate Link: relation 2204291
There are a number of local "links" which lead to the Avon Cycleway - these still need mapping.
Brighton & Hove / West Sussex RR82 Brighton to South Downs Way / NCR20 100% relation 21901 Almost entire route - Only surveyed Northbound segregated cycle lanes in Brighton. --Gregoryw 18:35, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

I have updated this route to match changes over the last 10 years. Sources include B&HCC's cycle map.

Brighton & Hove / East Sussex RR90 Brighton to Lewes and on towards Eastbourne 100% relation 21904 I have cycled this route a lot. B&HCC did a lot of upgrades to their cycle lanes along the Lewes Road. Strangely, in 2012, an excellent new off-road cycle track was added adjacent to the A27 at Beddingham, but Sustrans seem to have eschewed this and insist RR90 still goes along country roads (narrow, steep, poor surface, poor visibility round bends) via Glynde.
Cambridgeshire RR21 Encircles Peterborough 100% relation 180060 Cycled whole route. --Gregoryw 11:46, 31 December 2007 (UTC). Added relation Ddixon 18:59, 26 July 2009 (UTC).
Cheshire RR70 Cheshire Cycleway 80% relation 23552 Complete from Mickle Trafford near Chester clockwise to to Wrenbury. Other bits done from A49 to A41, Bickerton to near Chester, part of the spur into the Wirral. Richard B 11:09, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Adding some bits around Shocklach Mikh43 21:59, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Cheshire RR71 Tegg's Nose - Ellesmere Port 30% relation 60197 done from Swettenham near Holmes Chapel to Tegg's Nose, from Middlewich to Brereton (A50). Parts also done on the Wirral. Richard B 10:19, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
Cheshire RR73 Congleton (NR55) to Northwich (NR5) 100% relation 9341 Done as far as it seems to be currently signed. Seems to fizzle out in Congleton before reaching NR55. Richard B 12:21, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
Cheshire RR74 Wrenbury (NR45) to Sandbach (NR5) 60% relation 57607 Done from Wrenbury to Nantwich, and from near Crewe to Sandbach. Missing middle section.Richard B 10:25, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
Cheshire RR75 Winsford (NR5) to Market Drayton 10% Done from Nantwich to AudlemRichard B 10:25, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
Cumbria RR20 Walney 2 Wear 30% relation 11113 relation 179972 Done south of Kendal and shared section with NCN 68. --Richard 00:01, 25 April 2008 (UTC). Section from Witton-le-Wear to Sunderland mapped. Relation 179972 created for alternative route via Bishop Auckland. Ddixon 18:21, 26 July 2009 (UTC)
Cumbria RR30 Cumbria Cycleway ?% relation 184565 Cycled small section adjoining Lancashire cycleway and also several miles shared with the Hadrian's Cycleway (NCR72). --Gregoryw 09:09, 1 August 2009 (UTC)
Cumbria RR37 ?% relation 407955 Found when walking around Elterwater. --AntonyW 19:59, 13 February 2010 (UTC)
Devon RR56 North Devon Cycle Route ?% relation 99553 Created relation from existing route UniEagle 10:47, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
East Sussex RR90 near Glynde-Brighton 100% relation 21904 Cycled whole route. Gregoryw 22-Oct-2007
Greater Manchester RR80 Horwich 5%? relation 92257 Discovered this yesterday and cycled between Lostock Junction and Middlebrook Longwayround 09:56, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
Greater Manchester RR82
(+Cheshire, Lancashire)
Bridgewater Way relation 67723 Those parts of the Bridgewater Canal towpath which have been rebuilt, signposted and designated suitable for cycling. Sections at Runcorn and Leigh open and mapped.
Gwynedd RR15 Bala 100% Complete circuit marked. --Richard
Gwynedd RR31 Chwilog area ??% Route in/out of Chwilog done. Presumably joins with NCN 8. --Richard 20:03, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
Gwynedd RR41 Nefyn-Efailnewydd-Nefyn 100% Complete loop done. --Richard 20:03, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
Gwynedd RR42 (Llyn peninsula) ??% Small section coinciding with RR41 (and divergences) done. --Richard 20:03, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
Gwynedd RR43 (Llyn peninsula, west) ??% Half the loop done, perhaps?
Gwynedd RR61 Lôn Gwyrfai 90% Western end surveyed, other sections done from NPE. Start of route in Caernarfon needs to be mapped on the ground. --Richard 23:08, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
Hampshire / West Sussex RR89 South Downs Way 95% relation 5881 Eastern end is tagged entirely bridleway but parts look like road on Yahoo!/landsat imagery
Isle of Wight RR67 Round the Island 100% relation 2742 Completed. Route follows roads which are already in OSM.
Old relation relation 65015 now merged into this one. Monxton 11:43, 9 May 2012 (BST)
Kent RR11 N18-Woodchurch-Appledore-Brookland-N2 100% relation 21898 Completed except for the final segment to N2. Gregoryw 02:15, 19 June 2007 (BST)

Cycled final segment on 25-Aug-2007. Gregoryw 27-Aug-2007 11:35.

Kent RR12 Tonbridge-Penshurst Place 100% relation 21899 Cycled whole length 15-Oct-2007 Gregoryw
Kent RR15 Whitfield-Sandwich; around Isle of Thanet 100% relation 8824 I cycled the Whitfield to Sandwich stretch of the route on 14-Apr-2007 Gregoryw
Completed adding the Viking Coastal Trail (around Thanet) to the map. Gregoryw

Completed missing section between Sandwich and Ramsgate 15-Oct-2007 Gregoryw

Remove temporary diversion that was in place during pumping station construction work at Botany Bay. --Gregoryw 15:12, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Kent RR16 Canterbury-Patrixbourne-Adisham-Aylesham-
100% relation 8809 I cycled the whole route on 7-Apr-2007 Gregoryw

Fixed erroneous ncn_ref tag instead of rcn_ref tag 15-Oct-2007 Gregoryw

Kent RR17 Patrixbourne-Bridge-Elham-Hawkinge-Dover 100% relation 8811 I cycled the whole route on 7-Apr-2007 Gregoryw 22:27, 05 Jun 2007 (BST)

Fixed incorrect tag a little North of Elham, and added tag to missing section near Folkestone. 15-Oct-2007 Gregoryw

Updated to reflect removal of temporary diversion in Hawkinge. --Gregoryw 16:07, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

Kent RR18 Heron Trail: Hoo Peninsula 100% relation 21894 I cycled the route on 28-Jul-2007, but managed to miss a section. Gregoryw 19:24, 31 July 2007 (BST)

Completed missing section. --Gregoryw 13:03, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Kent RR19 Maidstone 100% relation 21896 Cycled on 28-Jul-2007 Gregoryw 19:24, 31 July 2007 (BST)
Lancashire RR90 Lancashire Cycleway (Northern Loop) 100% relation 34789 Cycled on 11 May 2008 Longwayround 13:53, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Cycled Hornby to Caton. Drove Caton to Cockerham. Now complete from Great Eccleston to Hornby clockwise. --AntonyW 22:06, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Filled in some short missing sections. Now complete from Bolton-by-Bowland to Hornby clockwise. --AntonyW 21:07, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Cycled across Cross O'Greet northwards from Slaidburn. Probably not much more than ten miles still to complete. Longwayround 08:59, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

Cycled entire North Loop in August '09 and has been complete since around that time Pointdee 22:45, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

Lancashire RR91 Lancashire Cycleway (Southern Loop) 50% relation 34807 Whalley to Downham --AntonyW 08:14, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

Sollom to Ormskirk --AntonyW 19:21, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

Ormskirk to Charnock Richard Services --AntonyW 21:35, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Charnock Richard to Rivington and some bits around Wilpshire --AntonyW 18:50, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Lincolnshire RR93 Eagle to Lincoln 100% relation 3662283 Surveyed what I believe to be the entire route. --Gregoryw 23:54, 27 December 2007 (UTC). Added relation SomeoneElse
Norfolk RR30 Two Rivers Cycle Route relation 23668 Added section shared with NCR1 between near Ellingham to Beccles. --Gregoryw 15:02, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Added quite a bit more coverage of this route. I still have quite a bit more data to enter around the Diss area. --Gregoryw 07:37, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

Norfolk RR33 Aylsham - Blickling Hall - Felbrigg Hall 90% relation 2216181 Collaboration between Sustrans, the National Trust, and the Aylsham Festival. Due to open officially on 16th June 2012. [1][2]. Fully mapped apart from the end section into Aylesham.
Northumbria RR10 Reivers Cycle Route 15% relation 187014 Significant length around Bellingham done. (To become National Route 10.)
North Yorkshire RR10 Yorkshire Dales Cycleway relation 1192046
North Yorkshire RR52 relation 28520 Already mapped by Tallguy / Koolkat.
North Yorkshire RR54 Guisborough and...? 1% relation 556740 Made a start in Guisborough! --StevenChamberlain 16:31, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
Oxfordshire RR44 Didcot-Wantage; The Ridgeway 100% Completed entire route to the best of my knowledge. --Gregoryw 18-Sep-2007
Oxfordshire RR47 Witney-near Northleach 100% Witney not yet signed so not mapped. Likely to become NR57. --Richard 11:30, 1 August 2007 (BST)
Somerset RR30 South Somerset 95% relation 94055 UniEagle 07:32, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
Southern Scotland RR40 Loch Lomond west 95% relation 2149265 small section at balloch/loch lomond shores incomplete. Sciuro 12:06, 28 November 2007 (UTC)
Southern Scotland RR41 Arden-Helensburgh 85% complete from arden to outskirts of helensburgh. Sciuro 12:06, 28 November 2007 (UTC)
Southern Scotland RR43 Edinburgh to Glasgow on canal towpath 90% not sure if glasgow-clydebank is also RR43
Suffolk RR40 Eye to Framlingham 0%
Suffolk RR41 relation 2851
Suffolk RR42 relation 5879
Warwickshire RR11 Northern Warwickshire Cycleway 100% Completed. Signs on the ground only show "Northern Warwickshire Cycleway" and RR11 is surely the wrong designation, but thats what sustrans claim it should be currently blackadder 14:45, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
West Sussex RR88 nr Selsey-West Dean 100% relation 21902; Centurion Way portion is relation 21018 Cycled whole route to the best of my knowledge. --Gregoryw 18:03, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
Wiltshire RR20 Ramsbury-Marlborough n/a Probably obsolete now. Mostly renamed NCN 254 (see above) although the Sustrans online map still has at least one section Corsham-Calne listed as RR20, "RR20" isn't shown on any signs. --Corshamjim 18:37, 21 August 2010 (BST)
Wiltshire RR26 The Ridgeway-Ramsbury 10% Cycled between The Ridgeway and Ramsbury. --Gregoryw 18-Sep-2007
Wiltshire and South Gloucs. RR17 Avon Wiltshire Cycle Link ?% relation 1505785 Link between Avon Cycleway and Wiltshire Cycleway I think... --Strange but untrue 00:15, 26 March 2011 (UTC)
Worcs RR44 Pershore-Worcester 100% Done. --Richard
Worcs RR49 Kidderminster-Burlish Top 100% Done. --Richard