National cycle routes
Trans Pennine Trail
The Trans Pennine Trail is the first long distance multi-user trail in the U.K. Stretching the breadth of Northern England, from the Irish Sea to the North Sea, it is a journey of 215 miles (346km). The well signed route follows a mixture of well surfaced canal and railway paths, tracks and bridleways, cycle lanes and minor roads. It links Hull to Hornsea, Selby, York, Doncaster, Manchester, Liverpool and Southport and long sections are completely traffic free - ideal for families with children. For maps and more information visit the Trans Pennine Trail website.
Sustrans is the UK’s leading sustainable transport charity, working on practical projects so people can choose to travel in ways that benefit their health and the environment.
The charity is behind many groundbreaking projects including the National Cycle Network, over twelve thousand miles of traffic-free, quiet lanes and on-road walking and cycling routes around the UK. The charity is making a difference today so everyone can live a better tomorrow.
For more information on the National Cycle Network, to buy maps and guides, or to become a Sustrans Supporter please visit the Sustrans website.
North Sea cycle route
The North Sea Cycle Route is the world's longest signed international cycle route. It encircles the North Sea, passing through no fewer than 8 countries: Belgium, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Scotland and England. From Harwich in the south to Bergen and the Shetland Islands in the North, the route has 6000 kilometres of cities, villages, beaches lowlands and uplands, with fantastic scenery. What you don't manage this year will wait until next.
You can choose one convenient section at a time, linked by the many North Sea ferries sailing out of major ports such as Amsterdam, Hamburg, Hull or Bergen. Hull forms an important hub point in the network and is a great place to start or end your adventure. For more information visit the North Sea cycle route website or contact Hull Tourist Information.