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CycleStreets: UK cycle journey planner and photomap

By CycleStreets Ltd

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


UK-wide cycle journey planner CycleStreets on your mobile device! Cycle journey planner for cyclists, by cyclists.

"Great implementation of sat-nav. Very clear and easy to use. Hasn't crashed yet." - Benjamin Frost

"I've been using this as a satnav round London and the routes are superb - better than all the other planners." - borissimo

Plan routes from A to B anywhere in the UK, with a choice of three routing modes to suit a range of cyclists from beginner to regular commuter, plus a circular leisure routing mode. And the Photomap lets you submit photos of infrastructure problems or good practice around the UK.


Select a start and finish point by clicking on the map, by searching for names/places/postcodes, or by using your current location, and click to obtain the route.


The app produces routes that will suit most cyclists. It can optionally can find faster or quieter routes for different types of rider. Routes are fetched from the CycleStreets website. You can switch the route type after planning it, and can save and rename and organise routes.


The journey planner knows about hills, and finds routes that take advantage of the descents and avoids the ascents where possible. It balances these against the available road types. The route can be displayed on a map with contours using the OpenCycleMap option.


As well as the main map view, planned routes are loaded into an itinerary view, so you can follow each part of the journey. The street name, time and length are all shown, as is a detailed map for each individual stage of the journey. Routes are saved so you can also follow them again later.


The Photomap is a cycling advocacy tool used by campaign groups around the country. Use it to browse examples of problems or good practice, and add your own pictures. Need more cycle parking in your favourite spot in town? Sign in with a free account and add a photo of it to the Photomap.


Routing makes use of OpenStreetMap data, the brilliant 'geo-wiki' to which you can contribute. Note that, at present, some areas of the country have better coverage than others. Streets and paths of all kinds, including Sustrans routes and Local Authority network, are included. Routing quality is being developed all the time, with new types of cycling and street data being added and interpreted by the route planner.

Thanks to Neil Edwards for his hard work on this release.

What's New in Version 3.2.4

+ Fixed a bug introduced in the last release, sorry!

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Customer Reviews

A great app for wirking out cycle paths and routes

Both the app and the website do a really good job of letting you plan routes using everything from cycles paths to busy roads and letting you choose whether you want a quiet route or a fast one. The information is all based on open streetmap data and the developers run this as a not for profit venture so all credit to them (or go and donate on their site to keep it going)

Great app for UK & euro routes

This app is the only one I could find that shows your NCN routes and also european cycle routes. Yes, it drops out now and then but what it does great is show you in red where your nearest cycle route is and it's number. It also shows the Dutch nodes. Drop a pin for start, drop at the end and it does the rest.


I never write reviews but feel compelled to flag this to the development team. What is wrong with the lookup?? It NEVER finds an address (if it does, it's just the street not the number which is not useful). And why do I have to select local vs national? What is local? My postcode? My town? My county? Scrap it.

I keep persevering as I do believe this app is much needed. Just feels a bit unloved.

CycleStreets: UK cycle journey planner and photomap
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  • Category: Navigation
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  • Version: 3.2.4
  • Size: 13.2 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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