National Cycle Routes

The National Cycle Network

Sustrans is the UK's leading sustainable transport charity. They work with local authorities and other organisations to create an environment whereby people are more likely to walk and use bicycles, not only for leisure but also for work and other activities.

Their flagship project is the National Cycle Network (NCN), a network of cycle paths passing throughout the United Kingdom. The network links up 20,000 kilometres of traffic free routes, quiet lanes and traffic calmed city streets to form a comprehensive cycling network right across the country. Suffolk has 2 NCN Routes.

National Cycle Route 1

This is the main north/south route through Suffolk, forming part of the Fakenham to Harwich cycle route. The route enters Suffolk from Essex at Stratford St Mary and passes through Hadleigh, around the north west of Ipswich, through Woodbridge and Halesworth before entering Norfolk at Beccles.

National Cycle Route 51

This route forms part of the Oxford to Felixstowe Cycle Route. In Suffolk the route takes you from pebbled beaches to country parks and from urban docks to rural lanes. Twenty five percent is off-road. It enters Suffolk from Cambridgeshire and crosses west to east connecting Newmarket with Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket, Ipswich and Felixstowe.