Cyclists can now discover their closest quiet ride with just a few clicks as the 16,575 miles of the National Cycle Network are available on the official Ordnance Survey (OS) map.
Active travel charity Sustrans and mapping experts Ordnance Survey have joined forces to provide detailed, user-friendly and accurate information available as a free layer on the OS Maps site.
More than half of the UK population live a mile or less from the network, which explains why around 4.4 million people a year already use the network for leisure, commuting and the school run.
In 2017, there were 410 million walking trips and 377 million cycling trips on the Network.
Xavier Brice, CEO of Sustrans, said: 'The Network is a well-loved, well-used asset that’s enjoyed by millions of people across the UK every year.
'Our work with OS is one of the first steps in helping us improve the user experience and create more accessible paths for everyone. We hope the new maps inspire more people to get out, discover and explore all that the Network has to offer – whether that’s on wheels or by foot, for commuting or leisure purposes.'
Nick Giles, managing director of Ordnance Survey Leisure, said: 'We love the focus Sustrans has on making the outdoors more accessible no matter where they live, what age they are and what background they’re from. OS Maps users will also love the new layer to help them find new cycle routes and explore more on two wheels.'
The OS map can also be accessed through Sustrans newly launched website, which offers a simple way to search for routes on the network: