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Cycling and cycle paths

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With a growing variety of bikes available to suit a range of abilities, cycling can be a healthy, fun and low-impact form of exercise. Cycling can reduce the risk of a number of serious illnesses such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It can also improve wellbeing and help you maintain a healthy weight.

The Trinity Active Travel Cycle Hub has more information on led rides, cycle training, mapping, and bike maintenance classes.

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

NCN 73:

  • 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:  

More information

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.