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  1. Cycle routes – Information on the development of the UK’s cycle routes, plus links to local, regional and long distance cycle route and cycling maps and guides. 
  2. Cycling holidays – From day trips and short breaks, to longer trips across the world. 
  3. Bicycle Museums - Bicycle Museums across the UK. 
  4. National Cyclists Associations – Covering associations in the UK and Europe. 
  5. Trade Associations – Covering associations in the UK, Europe and America. 
  6. Government and Cycling – Information about Government Agencies, National Bike Weeks and incentives to promote sustainable transport. 
  7. Online media services – online media resources about the cycling industry 
  8. Miscellaneous - various information abut the cycling industry.
1. Cycle routes
Cycle-n-sleep website aimed at helping cyclists prepare for the many long distance cycling routes that reach out over the UK. Also helps to remove some of the concerns and problems that cyclists may encounter in the planning and undertaking of a route. (recommended).
Sustrans more than 7,000 miles of National Cycle Network, plus over 3,000 miles of other signed cycle routes (recommended). http://www.sustrans /home.asp
Local and Regional Cycle Routesback to top
Bristol & Bath Railway Path 14 miles of traffic-free tarmac, virtually level most of the way. http://www.paulsp /bbcycle
Camel Trail a 17 mile traffic free route based on an historic railway track from Poley’s Bridge to Padstow. http://www.destina tion-cornw
Eden NCN covering the National Cycle Network in the Eden area. http://www.eden- ncn-range
Hayling Billy trail starting in Havant town centre that mostly follows the old 'Hayling Billy' Railway which closed in 1963. http://www.havant havant-2646
Killin to Glenogle part of NCN Route seven. http://www.scotl /psychocyclist/ SusTrans2.cfm
Malvern Cycleway proposal for a traffic-free cycle route to be built between Malvern and Upton by 2005. http://www.malvern -cycleway
Millennium Coastal Park a cycle way at Llanelli that forms a scenic link in the 186-mile Celtic Trail, which links the major towns and attractions of South Wales. http://www.carmart .uk/coastal_ park
North Wiltshire Rivers Route covers over 20 miles, linking Marlborough, Avebury, Calne, Chippenham and Melksham. http://www.calne cycleway
Spen Valley Greenway a 10km green corridor that runs alongside the old Spen Valley railway. http://members. spenvalle ygreenway
Sutton2Sandycove proposal for a promenade and cycleway from Sutton to Sandycove.
The Icknield Way Trail links The Peddars Way to The Ridgeway enabling an uninterrupted route from the north Norfolk coast to Avebury in Wiltshire. http://www.ickniel .uk
The Phoenix Trail between Thame in Oxfordshire and Princes Risborough in Buckinghamshire. http://www.phoenixt rail.onthe
The Thames Path The Thames path. http://www.thames
Viking Coastal Trail 28 mile-long circular route on the former isle of Thanet. http://www.vikingc oastaltrail
Long Distance Cycle Routesback to top
C2C a 140 mile route running from Whitehaven on the west coast of Cumbria to the north east coast at Sunderland. http://www.c2c-gui
Hadrian's Cycleway a new long distance coast to coast cycle route linking Ravenglas to Tynemouth over 158 miles http://www.cycle- hadrianscycle way
Loughshore Trail a fully signposted 128 mile long trail in the Northern-Irish Lough Neagh Region. http://www.loughs
Kingdom of Fife Millennium Cycle Ways Project 300 miles (500km) of cycle route along quiet country lanes, disused railway lines and forest tracks, as well as commuter routes in towns. http://www.fife- cycleways
National Cycle Network in Devon consists of three NCN routes, Devon Coast-to-Coast, West Country Way and Southern Coastal Route. http://www.devon. /nationalc way.html
National Trails Britain has 16 officially recognised long distance trails. Cycling is allowed on parts of 4 of them; Peddars Way, Pennine Bridleway, Ridgeway and South Downs Way. http://www.national
Pennine Cycleway from Derby to Berwick-upon-Tweed. http://www.cycle- inecycleway
Pennine Cycleway North from Appleby or Penrith in Cumbria's Eden Valley to Berwick-upon-Tweed. http://www.pennine cycleway-north
The Cornish Way a network of six trails in Cornwall covering a total of 180 miles. http://www.cornwall /Cornish_way /home.htm
The National Byway a 4,000 mile (6,436km) signposted leisure cycle route around Britain. http://www.thenatio
Three Rivers Cycle Route a network of NCN routes together form the Three Rivers Route linking Teesside to Tyneside via County Durham http://www.cycle- threerivers
Trans Pennine Trail 350 miles of national route from coast to coast, linking the major towns and cities across the North of England, from Liverpool to Hull and Leeds to Chesterfield. http://www.transpen .uk
Bike-Berlin-Copenhagen a 600 km long cycle route linking the German and Danish capital. lin-copenhag
Cycling Europe a route from Amsterdam to Rome and one from Amsterdam to Barcelona. http://www.cartos
Cycling in Belgium a description of Belgium’s 2,000 km of towpaths by an American expat. http://www.gamber. net/cyclebel /index.htm
EuroVelo a project of the European Cyclists' Federation to develop 12 long distance cycle routes crossing the whole continent of Europe. http://www.eurovelo .org
National Trails System the national trails in the United States. /nts/index.html
North Sea Cycle Route the world's longest signed international cycle route (6,000 kilometres) encircles the North Sea, passing through no fewer than seven countries: the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Scotland and England. http://www.northsea index1.html
Cycling Maps and Guidesback to top
Life Cycle UK A point to point cycle map funded by the DfT (Under construction) http://www.cyclejo urneyplanner.
CycleCity Guides 479 maps and guides for urban cycling (recommended) http://www.cycleci
Cycle-Routes on-line guides to various routes on the National Cycle Network. http://www.cycle-
Land's End - John o'Groats a practical guide set up by a cyclist. http://www.users. ianclare/le jog1.htm
2nd Revolution guide to routes and trails around the Southwest England. http://www.cycle-
2. Cycling Holidays
Country Lanes bicycling day trips, short breaks and longer tours from cycle hire centres in the Cotswolds, Lake District and New Forest. http://www.countryl
Cycle Breaks cycling holidays in Suffolk and Norfolk. http://www.cycleb
Happy Trails Bike Rides daily accompanied bike rides from Bugle, Carlyon Bay and Pentewan to the Eden Project. http://www.happytr ailsbikeri
Holiday Lakeland provides supported holidays across a range of routes.
Lee Valley Park regional park providing leisure activities including cycling. http://www.leevall
Let's Off-road Limited biking holidays. http://www.letsoff mountain
Independent Backpackers Hostels Scotland hostel accommodation in Scotland. http://www.hostel-
hini hostel accommodation in Northern Ireland. http://www.hini.
syha youth hostels in Scotland. http://www.syha.
yha hostels in England and Wales. uk/youth
British Tourist Authority hostels in England and Wales. http://www.visitb
Scottish Tourist Board   http://www.visits
Wales Tourist Board   http://www.visi
Northern Ireland Tourist Board   http://www.discove rnorthernireland .com
Englands North West   http://www.englan
North Cornwall Tourism   http://www.northco rnwall-live .com
North York Moors National Park   http://www.moors
Causeway Coast & Glens   http://www.causew aycoasta ndglens .com
Mersey Travel   http://www.merseyt
Snowdonia Society   http://www.snowdo nia-society
Visit Caerphilly   http://www.visitc
Servas 14,000 families and individuals in over 130 countries on six continents will welcome you in their homes. http://www.servas .org
Touring Cyclists' Hospitality Directory places to stay for cyclists in America. sley/TCHD.html
Warm Showers List Internet cyclists who offer their hospitality to touring cyclists. http://www.rogergra vh_for_a.html
Bicycle Africa specialises in soft bike/cultural adventure for Westerners seeking to learn more about Africa at a person-to-person level, not usually available to tourists. http://www.ibike. org/bikeafrica
Cycle Rides fully supported bike holidays in and around Europe. http://www.cycle-
Cycling for Softies organises unescorted biking vacations throughout rural France. http://www.cycling-
Discovery Travel cycling holidays in the UK and the rest of Europe for independent travellers. http://www.discove
saddle skedaddle cycling, mountain biking and multi-activity holidays in the UK, the rest of Europe, America and New Zealand. http://www.skedad
French Cycling Holidays specialist in guided cycling holidays in France http://www.frenchc yclingholidays .com
Panholes Cottages 5 star self-cating accomodation near Auchterarder in Perthshire, Scotland http://www.panhole
Languedoc Cycling Cycling holidays in Languedoc http://www.langued
Youth hostelsback to top
Austria   http://www.oejhw
Belgium-Flanders   http://www.jeugdh
Belgium-Walloon Region the Walloon youth hostels' association has an English website that includes cycle routes from youth hostel to youth hostel in Belgium
Czech Republic   http://www.hostel .cz
Denmark   http://www.danho
Estonia .ee/~eyha
France   http://www.fuaj .org
Germany   http://www.jugend html/index.jsp
Holland   http://www.stay default.cfm
Hungary   http://www.budap
Iceland   http://www.hostel .is
Ireland   http://www.irela
Italy   http://www.ostell
Luxembourg   http://www.youth /index.html
Russia   http://www.hoste lling-russ
Sweden   http://www.stftu INT/sv.asp? LanCD=EN
Switzerland   http://www.youth
Europe   http://www.eufe
Worldwide   http://www.hihos
Cycling the UK North of England:back to top
Cycling in Cheshire   http://www.cheshire /cycling/index .html
Cycling in Kielder   http://www.kiel ing.htm
Cycling in the Lake District   http://www.lakedi strictoutdoors. .htm
Cycling in Staffordshire a full cycling training and consultation service to individuals, business, schools, groups and events organisers in Staffordshire and the surrounding counties http://www.cycles taffordshire
Mountain Biking in Coquetdale   http://www.coque
Bradford Cycle Action Group   http://www.bradf ordcyclists
Calderdale Cycling Promotion Group   http://www.todnet /sites/ccpg
Chester Cycling Campaign   http://website. chestercycling
Cycling Project for the North West   http://cpnw.newco mweb.demon .com
Greater Manchester Cycling Group   http://www.gmcc
Hull Cycle Campaign   http://www.nic.
Merseyside Cycling Campaign   http://www.merse /mcc
Middlesborough Cycle Centre   http://www.middl esbroughcycle
Pedal Pushers: The Sheffield Cycle Campaign   http://www.pedal .uk
Warrington Cycle Campaign   http://www.warrin gtoncycleca
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Hereford Cycle Users Group   http://www.users. uk/~hereford
Leicester Spokes   http://www.leice sterspokes.
Loughborough & District Cycle Users' Campaign   http://homepage. john.catt/LDCUC _Home.htm
Nottingham Pedals   http://www.pedals
Push Bikes: Birmingham Cycle Campaign   http://www.push bikes.frees
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Cambridge Cycle Campaign   http://www.camc
Colchester Cycling Campaign   http://www.colch ester-cycling
Cycling in Norfolk   http://www.visit visit-norfolk/ isite.nsf/ language/en/ cycleRoutes .html
Peterborough   http://www.peterbor peterborough/ maps/greenwhe el.html
Norwich Cycle Campaign   http://www.norwic hcycling.fsnet
St Albans Cycling Campaign   http://www.stacc .html
London & South Eastback to top
Brighton & Hove District Cycling Group   http://www.bricy
Cycling in Farnham   http://homepage. bend
Cycling in Hampshire   http://www.hants.
Cycling in Kent   http://www.kent. ing/intro.html
Cycling in London   http://www.londonc
Cycling Romney Marsh   http://www.rmcp.
London Cycling Campaign   http://www.lcc.
Reading Cycle Campaign   http://www.readingc yclecampaign.
Southampton Cycling Campaign   http://www.soton. /scc.htm
Spokes East Kent   http://www.spokese campaign.htm
Spokes South West Herts   http://www.spokes
Woking Cycle Users Group   http://www.woking
Worthing Cycle Campaign   http://www.fonant
South Westback to top
Bristol /demos
Bristol Cycling Campaign
Dorset Cyclists Network   http://www.dcn
Cycling in Devon .uk/devon/outdoo rs/cycling/bik epage_index. shtml
Cycling in Cornwall   http://www.cyclec
Scottish sites of interestback to top
Cycle Hebrides   http://www.cycleh
Cycling Scotland I   http://www.cycling.
Cycling Scotland II   http://www.scotland activities.htm
Cycle Routes in SE Scotland & NE England   http://www.bikero
CTC Scotland   http://www.ctcsco
Go Bike: Strathclyde Cycle Campaign Highland Cycling Campaign   http://www.gobike. org
Spokes: the Lothian Cycle Campaign   http://www.spokes
Scottish Cycling Development Project a Scottish cycling website for non-cyclists (recommended). http://www.scotti
Welsh sites of interestback to top
Cycle Paths in South Wales George Waring displays some of the scenes along the Celtic Trail and other cycle paths in South Wales http://www.users. warings/
Cycling Mid Wales   http://cycling. english/default .php3
M B Wales
Cardiff Cycling Campaign   http://website. ~mike.kohnstamm /ccc/index.htm
Swansea & West Wales CTC   http://www.dansoper cycling
Cycling in North Wales CTC Cyrmru   http://www.conwy .uk
Irish sites of interestback to top
Cycling in Sperrins   http://www.cyclin
Pedal Power Derry City Council Area. http://www.pedalp lic/index.aspx
Cycling the Worldback to top
Austria the cycling section of the Austrian tourist authority’s website. http://homes.tis ect/themen/the ma_hl...2. html?_thema= 36662&_thues  =37229
Denmark information about cycling in Denmark under “Activities” in the top menu “Guide”. http://www.visit
Europe Rick and Sandy Sullivan share a decade of tips and useful travelling information, exclusively for cyclists touring Europe. http://www.euroc
Holland I the cycling section in the Dutch tourist authority’s website is excellent. http://www.holl
Holland II everything on the 6,500 km long signposted cycle route network in The Netherlands. http://www.fiets
Holland III a presentation of cycle tours throughout the Netherlands ranging from city tours to long distance routes. http://www.tribute .nl/nbt/fiet sen
Iceland   http://home.wana iceland.htm
Ireland type “cycling” in the search engine under “Things to Do”. http://www.ireland ngstodo
Luxembourg the cycling section of the Luxembourg tourist authority’s website. http://www.ont. lu/sports.htm
Norway   http://inet.uni2. dk/~ernst/touring /norbike.htm
Quebec   http://www.routeve .lasso
Switzerland This is a great site. (recommended) http://www.cycling -in-switzerl
United States lots of information on the website of the Adventure Cycling Association. http://www.adv-
Amsterdam I   http://www.ams
Amsterdam II   http://web.inter Paul.Treanor/ cycle-list.html
Barcelona /demos
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3. Bicycle Museums
National Cycle Collection the Welsh bicycle museum in Llandridnod Wells. http://www.cyclem
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4. National Cyclists’ Associations
British Cycling internationally recognised governing body of cycle sport in BMX, Cycle Speedway, Cyclo-Cross, Mountain Bike, Road and Track. http://www.britis
British Cycling Federation   http://www.bcf
Cycling Time Trials national governing body for cycling time trials. http://www.cyclin .uk
Cycle Campaign Network the UK national federation of cycle campaign groups, supporting cycling locally, regionally, nationally and in Europe. http://www.cyclen
Get Cycling dedicated to promoting cycling, in all its varieties, for leisure, transport, health, happiness and the environment. http://www.getcy
LifeCycle UK through a range of innovative, practical projects, Life Cycle UK helps people discover, or rediscover, cycling. http://www.lifecy
Rough Stuff Fellowship association that promotes responsible access for cyclists to the countryside.
The Tandem Club the Tandem Cycling Club of the United Kingdom. http://www.tandem
Trail Cyclists Association the national governing body for mountain bike orienteering in the UK. http://www.trail
Cycling and Cycling-Related Associations in Europeback to top
AF3V French Greenways Association.
Danish Cyclists' Federation
Danish Cyclists' Federation II   http://www.frief .htm
European Cyclists' Federation
European Greenways Association defends and promotes the preservation and conversion of disused railways, tow paths, historic routes, etc. into roads for non-motorised users.  
European Sustainable Cities & Towns Campaign   http://www.sustai nable-cities .org/home.html
European Sustainable Cities & Towns Campaign   http://www.sustai nable-cities .org/home.html
International Cycling Union (UCI)
Italian Cyclists' Federation   http://www.fiab-
Québec's cycling community   http://www.velo. home.lasso
Rails to Trails American Greenways Association. http://www.railt
Sustainable Cities American Greenways Association. http://www.sustaina
Sustran The Sustainable Transport Action Network for Asia and the Pacific (the SUSTRAN Network). http://www.geocities .com/sustrannet/
Vias Verdes Spanish Greenways Association. http://www.vias
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5. Trade Associations
Association of Cycle Traders trade association of the independent bicycle dealers. http://www.cycleso .shtml
Bicycle Association trade association of bicycle, parts and accessories manufacturers and importers. http://www.bicycle .uk/
CoBR consortium of bicycle retailers. .uk/
Colibi European association for bicycle manufacturers and importers. http://www.colibi .com/
Coliped European association for manufacturers and importers of bicycle components and accessories. http://www.coli
Etra European association for bicycle, moped and motorcycle retailers. http://www.etra-eu .com/?&w=800&h=600&ww  =800&wh=438&  c=16
NBDA American bicycle retailers’ association. site/intro.cfm
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6. Government and Cycling
Countryside Agency   http://www.count /index.htm
Department of Health   http://www.doh
Department for Transport   http://www.dft.
Department for Regional Development Roads Service   http://www.roadsni
Environment Agency   http://www.envir onment-agency
Environment and Heritage Service Northern Ireland   http://www.ehsni
Forest Service for Northern Ireland   http://www.forests .uk/home.htm
Highways Agency   http://www.highw
Info4local information for Local Government from Central Government. http://www.info4l
National Bike Week provisional dates for Bike Week 2004 are 12th-20th June. http://www.bikew
National Cycling Strategy aims to increase the use of bicycles for all types of journeys. It has a target to quadruple the number of trips made by bicycle by 2012 on 1996 levels (recommended). http://www.nation alcyclingstra
Roads Service Cycling Page a variety of information on cycling related matters within Northern Ireland, such as safety, health, tourism, sport, etc. http://www.roadsni /index2.htm
Sustainable Scotland   http://www.scotl /ERADEN/SCU/ 00017108/home .aspx
Welsh Development Agency .uk/en/wda_home /index.cfm
Eltis the European Local Transport Information Service (ELTIS) is an interactive guide to current transport measures, policies and practices implemented in cities and regions across Europe.
Home Zones the international Home Zones website. A home zone is a street or group of streets designed primarily to meet the interests of pedestrians and cyclists rather than motorists, opening up the street for social use. http://www.homez
E-Tour European funded project investigating the benefits of the use of electric bicycles and scooters. http://www.etour
Less Traffic a website dedicated to helping you and your city tame traffic. http://www.lesstr
Mobilityweek week dedicated by the EU to promote sustainable transport including cycling. http://www.mobility
Promoting Sustainable Transportback to top
Don't Choke London aims at making people more aware of the links between travel habits, the environment and their quality of life. http://www.dontcho
Greenways & Quiet Roads two initiatives that aim to give better mobility and access for people on foot, bike or horseback, or for people with disabilities.
Lift Share car sharing http://www.liftsh
Living Streets campaign for better streets and public spaces. http://www.livings
National Carshare car sharing. http://www.national
National Liftshare Day car sharing. http://www.liftshare .com/nlsd.asp
Share a Journey car sharing. http://www.sharea
Slower Speeds Initiative campaigns for lower and better-enforced speed limits. http://www.slower-
Transport 2000 the national environmental transport body (recommended).  
Upper Deeside Access Trust an innovative environmental charity created to promote sustainable access to the Deeside area. http://www.transpo
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7. Online Cycling Information Sources
A to B magazine information on folding and electric bikes.
BBC Sport - Cycling .uk/sport1/hi/ other_sports/cyc ling/default.stm
Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute all you ever wanted to know about bicycle helmets.
Bicyclinginfo American information centre on everything to do with cycling. http://www.bicycl
BikeBiz, a global news site with public and trade-only news. http://www.bikebiz
Bike Cafe American bicycle and cycling portal. http://www.bikecafe .net/bc/direct ory/
Bikecom cycling news and results, bicycling stories, diaries from pro bikes racers.
Bikelane a cycling portal. http://www.bikelane .com/
Bike Europe European bicycle trade-paper.
Cyber Cyclery an Internet bicycling hub.
Cycle1st a cycling portal. http://www.cycle
Cycle Disciple news analysis and community website for fans of professional cycling. http://www.cycledi
Cycleweb UK cycling portal (recommended). http://www.cycleweb
CyclingNews online cycling news service. http://www.cyclin
Cycling Plus magazine for all types of cyclists. http://www.futurenet /magazines/maga zine.asp?ID=12
Cycling Exploratorium to find out more about technical aspects of bicycles and cycling. http://www.explor cling/
Dirt Rag mountain bike magazine. http://www.dirtrag phpa
Ergo lifestyle magazine and consumer guide to sustainable living, published by the environmental charity Global Action Plan. http://www.ergo-
European Cycling Handbook handbook on how to increase the use of bicycles, published by the European Commission. /comm/environment /cycling/cycling _en.htm
Gear Head an interactive cyclists’ magazine http://www.gearhead .com/gh/home.htm
Harris Cyclery Articles articles on varied aspects of cycling, including an informational glossary of bicycle terms and meanings. http://www.sheldo cles.html
Hikerbiker online information for the bicycle tourer, including accommodation and bike shop directories. http://www.hiker
Interface for Cycling Expertise a wealth of information, research and knowledge on cycling, concepts, policies and experience including issues relating to health and quality of life.
International Bicycle Fund major areas of activity of this non-governmental, non-profit advocacy organisation, are non-motorised urban planning, economic development, bike safety education, responsible travel and cycle tourism.
Le Tour official site of the major race.
Lonely Planet has a specific cycling guide for France. http://www.lonelypl /sport/sport_ cycling.htm
Pro Cycling magazine for professional cycling. http://www.procycl
Raging Bike run by cyclists who got tired of being treated like second class citizens, when travelling to work by bike. They also help employers increase the number of employees that use sustainable methods of transport to get to work (recommended).
Road Safety Officers National Film Committee produces and distributes educational films about road safety. http://www.roadsaf
Safe Routes to Schools website to encourage and enable children to walk and cycle to school through a combined package of practical and educational measures (recommended). http://www.saferoute /html/useful_ links.htm
The Washing Machine Post fortnightly rantings and ravings on cycling topics with links. http://www.ileach. index.html
Trento Bike Pages the ultimate portal for bicycle touring and recreational mountain biking in Europe and the Mediterranean (recommended). http://www-math. science.unitn .it/bike/
VeloNews the journal of competitive cycling. http://www.velonews .com/
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8. Miscellaneous
Airlines   http://123world. com/airlines/
Atmosphere, Climate & Environment Information Programme   http://www.ace.mmu
British Heart Foundation .uk/
British Waterways   http://www.british
Cadw   http://www.cadw.
Children's Play Council   http://www.ncb.
Clean Air Network   http://www.gemsnet .org/can/index .shtml
Countryside Agency index.htm
Central Scotland Countryside Trust .uk/
Countryside Council for Wales
Cyclepoint Organises cycle trips in the Lancaster area http://www.cycle
English Heritage   http://www.english /default.asp
English Nature   http://www.english-
Environment Wales   http://www.environ
Erik Schaber How to use your bicycle as a paintbrush. http://www.schaber .at/grafik/ grafik.html
Forest Enterprise   http://www.fores
Forward Scotland   http://www.forward .uk/
Greenweek Awards Awards issued by the European Commission for environmental initiatives. int/comm/enviro nment/greenweek /awards/awards _en.htm
Groundwork   http://www.ground
Historic Scotland   http://www.historic
National Trust   http://www.nation uk/main/
New Opportunities Fund (NOF)   http://www.nof.
Re-Cycle The main UK bike refurb organisation .org/
Ramblers' Association   http://www.rambl
Scottish Natural Heritage .uk/
SEED Programme   http://www.rsnc. org/seed/
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust   http://www.wwt.
World-of-Bicycles Pictures of bicycles around the world showing the lifestyle of people by Bruno Sananes (recommended).
Woodland Trust   http://www.woodland
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