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Birmingham

The largest cycle path network in any British city is, of course, Birmingham’s 100-mile canal system – green, quiet and traffic-free. And though the city’s roads have never been renowned…

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Bristol

Officially Britain’s first Cycling City, Bristol’s independent nature and eco credentials make bikes a natural fit. It was here that the first modern cycle route was built, the famous…

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Cambridge

Without doubt, Cambridge is Britain's cycling capital. A compact city centre, a university which forbids its students to own cars, and flat, forgiving terrain all combine to make a…

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London

London is becoming a cycling city – and it’s the best thing to happen to it in years. The congestion charge, costly parking, and daily jams mean you'd be insane…

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Oxford

Morris and the Mini might have made Oxford the ‘Motor Town’ of the Home Counties, but the famous university means Oxford has a fine cycling tradition too. You won’t find much London-style…

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Swindon

It was once a railway town. Today its biggest industry is making cars. And yet the best way to get around Swindon is by bike. Paths connect the many estates…

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Worcester

What a difference a bridge makes. Cycling in the ‘Faithful City’ is now easier and more enjoyable than ever, thanks to a stunning new bridge over the River Severn at…

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York

The Grand Old Duke of York, he had ten thousand bikes. Ok, we’ve not counted, but we could well believe it. And it’s not just students. Cycling in this flat, historic…

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