Top 10 traffic-free cycle rides in the UK

The National Cycle Network, which features more than 14,000 miles of walking and cycling paths across the UK, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. To provide some pedalling inspiration we’ve selected 10 of the best car-free routes from a new guide to the network

Length 10 miles
Start Millennium Green, Riccall
Finish York Minster
One of the National Cycle Network’s earliest routes, this is a gentle ride across the flat and fertile farmland of North Yorkshire for most of the way. In the final mile you’ll enter Rowntree Park, gifted to the city of York by confectionary giants the Rowntree family in 1921. It’s an attractive ride through the park along the river Ouse before joining the road into York, and a great Easter day out. Lock up near the minster and take the short walk to York’s Chocolate Story experience.
Route number 65, see the map

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