The complete National Cycle Network by Isomaly (Universal)
Released: May 26, 2011
Version: 1.4
Size: 6 MB
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The complete National Cycle Network

Access over 25,000 miles of walking and cycling network across the UK, anytime anywhere, with ‘The complete National Cycle Network’ app from UK charity Sustrans.

The free app is available from the iTunes store and is the first time the charity has made this UK-wide transport network, that serves millions of people locally, available for mobile phones. Sustrans has created the app from their OS based online mapping facility and it has been specifically designed to help people make more of their everyday journeys on foot or by bike.

It includes 25,000 miles of route - including all 13,000 miles of award winning National Cycle Network and a further 12,000 miles of regional and local routes and links.

Whether it is for picking your way through an urban metropolis to work, winding through the countryside for leisure, finding a traffic-free route to school, a challenging bike ride or a fun family day out, ‘The Complete National Cycle Network’ app has something for everyone.

All routes have been assessed and approved to be included in the mapping and are shown at a 1:10000 scale. It integrates with the public transport network and provides links to the Transport Direct journey planning website, making it easier to get bus and train updates from any location so you can plan longer journeys. The app also recommends routes for easy local travel as well as more long distance ones for leisure walks and rides.

The latest route developments and additions to the Network will be updated fortnightly and you can plan and save routes or share them with your friends. You can also record and keep a GPS track of your route as you walk or ride along and centre the map on your current location.

As well as a great travel tool, the app is also fantastic for everyday use to find out what your local area has to offer. The mapping highlights local grocery shops, schools, libraries, museums, sports centres and other local amenities, along with leisure attractions, places of interest and information on car clubs, bike shops and public transport. It also has a direct link to the Sustrans website – - where you can check out events, the latest transport news, and local walking, cycling and neighbourhood projects in your area.

Martyn Brunt, Sustrans’ Development Manager for the Network, says, “Whether it’s getting around locally, finding your nearest bus stop or supermarket, a safer route to school, or looking for places to go, this is an invaluable everyday tool that anyone can use. The high standards Sustrans has applied in developing the National Cycle Network mean it shows the best routes for walking and cycling across the UK, and the level of local detail, no matter where you are, makes it a great ‘go-to’ app for local knowledge, everyday travel or leisure.”

‘The complete National Cycle Network’ app has been created by Isomaly and has been funded by the Scottish Government and Sustrans.

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What's new in version 1.4
Lots of small bug fixes.

Allow zoom out to cover the whole of the UK.
Fix login problem with ampersand in name.
Lay out key to top left on iPad so rest of screen is still usable map.
Turn off GPS follow me automatically when user does a search, find, my routes or draw route.
Fix show/edit toggle on showing my routes.
Give route sharing a suitable bounding box.
Our verdict: Good
  • + The complete National Cycle Network is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
  • + The app is free.
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