About the Project
The National Byway® passes through 42 counties as it meanders through the countryside. It visits 120 market towns, hundreds of rural communities and more than 800 places of interest along the way, including 6 World Heritage Sites, 4 national parks, all providing a reason to ride. Route details and information about places of interest can be found on the informative National Byway maps that are for sale here.
The National Byway® has been developed for the use of the burgeoning UK cycling market. Sixteen million adults from across the social spectrum are bicycle owners, 24 million young people already own bicycles and are potential users. Ownership is predicted to continue to grow by 10% per annum. When completed, The National Byway® will be within one hour’s journey of 65% of the population. It also provides an ideal destination for thousands of international cycle-tourists who visit the UK each year.
The National Byway® has been established with the full support of Government and the local authorities through which it passes.