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Stick to tarmac with our new routing option

Monday 25 February cycle.travel
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Since launching cycle.travel in 2013, we’re delighted to have become the route-planner of choice for thousands of bike tourers, recreational riders and city commuters.

But our number one requested feature has always been from road bikers – who love cycle.travel’s routing on quiet lanes and cycleways, but want a guarantee that they’ll never be sent off-road onto gravel or earth.

That day is now here. You can now choose “paved only” when planning your route, and cycle.travel will stick to asphalt roads, cycleways and bikeable paths. Just click the new toggle switch:

All our route-planner features are still usable in paved mode – route suggestions, round-trips, draggable via points – and it’s as fast as ever. Better still, you can switch between route types during a journey: just set a via point, then click that point and choose ‘paved’ or ‘any way’.

Head over to our map and route-planner to get started.

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Our route-planner and maps are always free to use. Several users have asked for a way to support the site.

If you’d like to show your support, you can now make a donation via Patreon, the number one site for supporting online creators. All supporters will get a regular monthly newsletter with the latest news, tips and reflections from cycle.travel.

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