In the UK nearly a quarter of all car journeys are under 2 miles, a distance that could be cycled in 15 minutes.
Cycling 5 miles, 4 times a week can cut the risks of coronary heart disease by up to half.
Where to go?
North Ayrshire is part of The National Cycle Network (NCN).
NCN is a network of over 12,000 miles of routes throughout the UK. This includes:
- traffic-free paths
- quiet roads and lanes
- traffic calmed roads
NCN Route 7:
- runs approximately north to south through North Ayrshire
- passes through Irvine and Kilwinning
- runs close to Dalry and Kilbirnie
- runs approximately east to west from Kilmarnock in East Ayrshire to Ardrossan
- connects Irvine, Kilwinning and the Three Towns
Both routes link further afield (to Glasgow and Ayr on NCN 7 and Brodick and Lochranza on the Island of Arran on NCN 73).
Leaflets for the following sections:
Our Core Paths Plan provides a network of paths for everyday journeys and recreation. Download leaflets from our walking page.
For cycle routes visit the Ayrshire Paths website.