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NCN route 70 passes the impressive ruins of Furness Abbey on its way to the town centre.

A trip from Grange-over-Sands ends up at the Dock Museum in Barrow-in-Furness with its view across the Walney channel to Walney Island. I wonder who lives there? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LB%26SCR_E2_class

This delightful traffic-free cycleway takes ncn route 8 down to Dolgellau.

It’s all downhill from here! Well, mostly, as this cyclist starts the ~500m descent to Machynlleth after the long climb from Llanidloes.

Wynford Vaughan-Thomas’ memorial toposcope looks over the Dovey valley and shows the mountains of Gwynedd, including Cader Idris and Snowdon. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-56913993

A cyclist on a trip from Dereham to Norwich has reached the Marriott's Way, and pauses now for refreshment at the excellent café-bar of Whitwell and Reepham railway station.

A cyclist traversing the south coast of the Isle of Wight enjoys the view across Compton Bay towards the Needles.

A cyclist pauses to enjoy the tranquillity and the Typography at Windsor Great Park's shop during a ride along ncn 4 from Staines.

A view of Penmaenpool toll bridge from ncn8, which at this point is the famously scenic Mawddach railway trail.

A cyclist on a ride along ncn 82 from Dolgellau to Porthmadog pauses beside Afon Gain as it tumbles through Pont y Llyn-dû.

A view of Dunnet Head from ncn1. You can just about make out the Orkney Island of Hoy in the misty distance.

Castletown harbour, with its view over Dunnet bay, is a pleasant picnic lunch stop on this ride from Thurso to John o'Groats.

After climbing out of Rhayader through the Elan valley, a cyclist pauses near the ~400m summit of ncn 81 before descending by way of the Ystwyth valley to the seaside at Aberystwyth.

A cyclist approaching Bettyhill pauses to enjoy this view of Torrisdale Bay.

A cyclist arrives at John o'Groats after a six-year trip from Land's End https://www.cyclestreets.net/location/85862/

This millennium milepost tells us we’re a mile out of Reading on ncn 4 and heading for Newbury along the Kennet valley. This is Waterloo Meadows, on the river’s right bank.

Bucolic delights in abundance along ncn1 as it descends Achany Glen towards the Kyle of Sutherland and Dornoch Firth.

A cyclist breasts Slochd on a ride from Aviemore to Inverness.

A cyclist on ncn6 pauses for a picnic lunch at Blackburn wharf.

Cyclists arriving at the end of Southport pier. This is the start of the cycleway to Wigan pier, ncn562. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Road_to_Wigan_Pier

A cyclist in Manchester who's about to head over the Pennines along the Rochdale Canal; a ride for those who can handle a little grit with their pearl.

The heraldic Bear and Ragged Staff on a signpost at Fenny Compton, indicating that the cyclist is riding through a part of the Cotswolds that's in Warwickshire.

Lovely day up here; apparently it's not always so nice. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pass_of_Drumochter https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Highlands

Here at Hindford beside the Llangollen canal there's a pub sign that remembers Jack Mytton, the local regency rake, although the pub itself closed years ago.

Elesmere wharf on the Llangollen canal is a picnic-lunch stop for a ride along ncn 455; nice weather for it too.

Here at the 8 furlong marker of Epsom Downs Racecourse the cyclist is enjoying the prospect of a ride down into London using ncr 22, ncr 20 and CS 7.

Cycling through the Longleat Estate is free of charge, but if you try cycling through the Lions' enclosure it could cost you an ...

A ride along ncr 2 from Puncknowle ends up at Seaton's tramway station. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seaton_Tramway

Some wonderfully adroit sculpture provides handy cycle parking here in Dover for this cyclist who's about to swim over the channel to France (not shown). https://allpoetry.com/A-Shropshire-Lad #86175

A view from the old platform of Droxford Station where ncn 224 is descending from the South Downs along the Meon Valley trail and heading for the coast at Portsmouth.

Here on ncn 27 the route follows a cycle path that runs beside the Plym Valley Railway as it approaches Lee Moor Crossing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devon_Coast_to_Coast_Cycle_Route

It’s a sunny evening in Gosport’s Falklands Gardens as a cyclist arrives after a ride down ncn 224 from Alton. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Coventry_(D118)

Cycling this very long downhill stretch of the Tarka trail surely fills a poor heart with delight. Rest here and enjoy the tranquillity with people of Pencleave Wood. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9QJBFt9WdA

Moody skies over Margate in this view from Grenham Bay

A view from ncn 1 over Gillingham Reach towards the Isle of Grain. https://www.vizitit.com/PVDetail?PVId=1776

An eastbound cyclist on ncr 4 pauses at Surrey Quays to enjoy the high-rise skyline of the Isle of Dogs.

A cyclist arrives at Greenham Common after a ride up the Greenham Road cycle path. The infamous cruise missile shelter complex is in the background. This relic of the cold war is a reminder of the brave peace protests that took place at thi ... [more]

A cyclist encounters some ponies standing in the sun while riding across the New Forest from Christchurch to Southampton.

Here at the seaward end of Hythe Pier a cyclist waits for the ferry across the Solent to Southampton’s Town Quay. The oil-tank car is used to carry fuel to the Hythe ferries along the pier’s famous railway.

A ride along ncr 442 from Honeybourne ends up at Worcester's Diglis basin.

A cyclist on a ride from Colchester arrives at Harwich Low Lighthouse; looking out over the harbour towards Felixstowe.

Oh come on down to Dundee today! and avail yourself of the V & A as it looks out o'er the silvery Tay and then you'll merrily go away.

Picture of a man on a bicycle. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_William_Elwell

These northbound cyclists on regional route 41 are crossing the River Deben by means of the Bawdsey Ferry.

A cyclist on a ride from Middlesbrough is about to cross the Tees Barrage on the way to Darlington.

The steep decent into Saltburn on ncn 1 is not for the faint hearted as conditions under the tyre here are quite challenging. http://www.cyclingfromguildford.co.uk/index.html

The view from Boulby Bank towards the spectacular cliffs at Cowbar Nab.

A cyclist following ncr 1 stops for a quick paddle at Staithes beach.

The Hornsea rail-trail is rather bumpy these days, but the Holderness countryside you get to enjoy is totally worth it.

The end of the road in Hornsea. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans_Pennine_Trail

Liss Riverside Railway walk follows the track bed of the old military railway; here, crossing the river Rother.

A cyclist on a ride from Wantage along ncn 544 takes a breather on the old railway embankment before resuming the trip to Didcot.

Spring sunshine and sylvan charm juxtapose with ambient gunfire on a ride down the Deepcut lock flight. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Shooting_Centre

Cardiff’s Blackweir Bridge is a popular spot on a sunny Sunday in late October.

The heads of the valleys cycle route crossing the A465 on the Pengarnddu Bridge at Dowlais Top; a cosy sort of place. http://www.lauraashley.com/blog/at-home/design-service-cosy-cottage-style-charm/

The Bournemouth-bound Pines Express thunders through Spetisbury. #p89290

A cyclist on a ride from Tredegar pauses to savour the prospect of a downhill stretch into the Clydach's Gorge.

A cyclist on ncn 68 enjoys the view over Ribblesdale towards Pen-y-ghent. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_44

A view towards the viaduct from Ribblehead station yard

Cyclists heading along ncn 7 on the track-bed of the old railway line that carried iron ore up these hills to the erstwhile Consett Iron Works. The line is famously steep around here, so these heavy trains were quite a spectacle in the days ... [more]

The approach to Sunderland from ncn 7 on the left bank of the river Wear.

The legendary Teifi Valley Railway; sadly there were no trains running on this fine July day, but the cycle ride along ncn 82 to Lampeter was delightful.

A cyclist arrives in Leeds after a trip along the Trans-Penine Trail from Wortley. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wortley_Hall

The port of Dover from ncn 1.

Some cygnets enjoying the morning sunshine at the mouth of the Exeter ship canal.

The enduring charm of the rural railway at Wickenby level crossing. From the viewpoint of a train driver: https://youtu.be/RmF81bgyp2U?t=45m35s

The view across the deer park towards Holkham Hall in all its Palladian splendour.

The Norwich Gates to Sandringham House; not everyone's cup of tea: #p101329

Local lad makes good. Well known as a Tudor churchman and statesman, this sculpture of Wolsey reminds us of the great man's pedagogic sensibilities, as well as his love of cats. https://seeds.suttons.co.uk/gardening/Wallflower-Cloth-Of-Go ... [more]

The beach at Felixstowe getting some serious hammer on a glorious day in early August.

Statue of a man pointing at a bicycle. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BR_Standard_Class_7_70013_Oliver_Cromwell

A ride along the Glasgow spur of the Forth and Clyde Canal has ended up at Applecross Street Basin. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forth_and_Clyde_Canal

The view from Bowling Basin over the Clyde towards Erskine Bridge . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forth_and_Clyde_Canal

A cyclist on a trip along ncr 72 from Maryport pauses here to enjoy the view across the Solway Firth before continuing the ride to Carlisle. https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/campfield-marsh/

The 10.30 am for Devil's Bridge storms out of Aberystwyth in the charge of No.1213 'Prince of Wales'. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ystwyth_Trail

The cyclist is aiming to head north and then east along ncr 72 but makes a slight detour here for a train-and-trail trip. http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/thingstodo/cycling/eskdaletrail https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wenman_Joseph_ ... [more]

A cyclist on a ride down regional route 40 is clearly disoriented here, and has stopped just short of a plunge into the Loch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X518S6K-Huo

A cyclist on a ride from Southampton pauses to enjoy the rural isolation of the old station before heading for the seaside at Sandown. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Cycle_Route_23

The middle of the road in Haltwhistle? Probably not: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centre_points_of_the_United_Kingdom https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_of_the_Road_(song)

A broad-beamed boat is about to descend Eshton road lock while a cyclist takes a breather after a ride along ncr 68 from Settle. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leeds_and_Liverpool_Canal

The fine buildings of St Albans London Road station now house a day nursery. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alban_Way

A cyclist heading for the coast on ncr 72 pauses to admire the cruise ship Norwegian Jade, which is about to set sail from Port of Tyne. http://www.hadrian-guide.co.uk/

Dappled shade on the approach to Thurgoland Tunnel on a sunny day in late Spring. http://www.transpenninetrail.org.uk/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodhead_line

Some careful horse-passing on ncr 26 as it crosses the river Frome just south of Maiden Newton.

Cycle parking at Porthmadog Harbour station is shared with other users.

Early Spring sunshine on ncr 3 as it follows the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somerset_Levels

A westbound cyclist on ncr 4 enjoying a brisk bright February morning in the river Kennet's water meadows; here, crossing the river downstream of Southcote Lock on the Kennet and Avon canal.

The three graces on a dull day viewed by a cyclist on ncr 56 heading for the Wirral and a trip around the coast to Chester. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pier_Head https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferry_Cross_the_Mersey

After crossing Salisbury Plain, a cyclist on ncr 254 takes a short detour to see Wilton Windmill before resuming a trip to Bedwyn. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilton_Windmill

This eastbound cyclist on the South Downs way is on a ride to Chichester but takes a short breather here, having just ascended from Petersfield along ncr 22. From this vantage point there's a splendid view over the valley towards the Surre ... [more]

A cyclist heading up the Severn Valley on ncr 45 pauses to take in the view from the river's left bank over the Iron Bridge, and finds time to ponder a crossword clue: Tips remain useful for unparalleled setter (5). https://en.wikipedia. ... [more]

St David’s Cathedral on a fine morning in late September. The up-coming cycling will traverse the landscape in the distance here, as ncr 4 makes its way along the Pembrokeshire coast towards its end-point at Fishguard.

After what seems to have been a calm crossing of the Irish Sea the morning ferry from Rosslare approaches her berth at Fishguard Harbour for a rendezvous with the eastbound boat-train to Cardiff. The cyclist is aiming to return eastwards on ... [more]

Newport’s high street is on ncr 552, where there’s a fair on this May Day bank holiday. A passing cyclist has paused for a go on the Waltzer (not shown). #p101443 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_Day

Cyclists on ncr 5 & 8 crossing the Menai Straits on Telford’s suspension bridge, which is approaching its bicentenary. The bridge carries the London-Holyhead road, made to help link members of the Union. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki ... [more]

A loaded touring bike is perhaps not the best choice for the Trans Pennine Trail at this point, where it climbs steeply over Pikenaze Moor on the approach to its summit. The Woodhead tunnels pass directly beneath the viewer at this point. ... [more]

On a slight detour from ncr 81 a cyclist indulges in a little gricing at Welshpool Raven Square station; the driver is preparing his locomotive for the trip along to Llanfair Caereinion with an afternoon train. https://en.wikipedia.org/w ... [more]

The towpath of the Montgomery Canal affords a peaceful ride along ncr 81 between Newtown and Welshpool. Here at Brynderwen Wharf, the partially restored canal is in-water and home to diverse flora, including these rather fine water-lilies ... [more]

Looking rather beautiful on this still summer morning, Bottoms reservoir in Longdendale is here seen from ncr 62, where it uses the track-bed of the spectacular Woodhead rail route just along from Hadfield. This town was often the setting f ... [more]

An eastbound cyclist on ncr 8 takes a slight detour to see the famously-named station. The sign would probably be just a blur to passengers on the line's famous express trains https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chester_and_Holyhead_Railway h ... [more]

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