Cycling

We’re on your side when it comes to protecting the cycle routes you know and love.

We believe that everyone has the right to enjoy open spaces, including cyclists.

That’s why we’re on your side when it comes to protecting the cycle routes you know and love.

We are experts on all types of public rights of way, including cycle routes and we can help you defend them when they are under threat.

We can help you claim a cycle route, remove a blockage, or lobby your highway authority.

We also have a network of dedicated volunteers known as local correspondents who can help you in your local area.

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Find out your rights when it comes to accessing the cycle routes you know and love.
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News about Cycling

How to use MAGIC

Do you want to know about the location of sites of special scientific interest, the distance between two places on a road or footpath, registered common land boundaries or to measure the area of a plot of land – we could go on? But the answer is almost certainly to be found in MAGIC. MAGIC…
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Newly recorded track in Norfolk

2026 Guillotine for historic ways is abolished

We are delighted that the government is to scrap the 2026 deadline for recording historic paths in England.  This deadline has, for more than 20 years, threatened our unique path-network. The deadline meant that on 1 January 2026, public rights over thousands of paths, which are public highways but not yet recorded as such, or…
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A step up for England’s protected landscapes

The government has, at last, announced its response to the Landscapes Review in England.  The review, led by journalist Julian Glover, was published in September 2019, more than two years ago, and made ambitious recommendations for the future of our national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty. In his foreword to the response Defra…
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Parks for ever

Simon Hunt, one of our trustees and the former chair of the Friends of Finsbury Park, reflects on the increasing importance of open spaces in the context of the pandemic and climate crisis. On 23 March 2020 the public was told to stay at home. Shops, pubs, gyms, theatres, cafes and restaurants were closed, and…
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