The route that you use when cycling is often different to driving a motor vehicle as there are many quieter roads, cycle specific roads and short cuts that you can use, making the journey more pleasant.
There are cycle specific journey planners and maps available such as:
- CycleStreets – The first cycle specific journey planner based on OpenStreetMap data. There are also mobile apps available.
- Cycle.travel – Another cycle specific journey planner that’s based on OpenStreetMap data. Can produce nicer routes in more rural areas.
- Suffolk County Council cycle maps as a PDF to download and print.
- OpenCycleMap – A map based on OpenStreetMap data highlighting signed cycle routes, cycle parking, cycle shops, and other cycling facilities.
- Google Maps – There’s journey options for driving, public transport, walking, and cycling, however the cycling options is often missing cycle routes and foot paths that exist.
It’s worth trying different options to see which user interface and routes that you prefer. Sometimes taking bits of different options from each journey planner can produce a nicer journey.