Sustrans launches Scottish route-sharing website

English, Welsh and Irish versions to follow

Sustainable transport charity Sustrans is hoping that more cyclist will discover the joys of cycling in Scotland through its new website Routes2Ride.

The site is envisaged as a place where members can share their experiences of cycling in Scotland, add their own favourite bike rides and post comments on routes already on the site. Rides are categorised by difficulty and by location, each having a dedicated page with a brief description of the route, distance, time required, surface, access, map with points of interest clearly marked - and even a four-day weather forecast! And to keep up-to-date with new rides and the latest comments Routes2Ride also boasts an RSS feed function.

John Lauder, Sustrans' National Director for Scotland, said: "Routes2Ride is a really user-friendly website which has been developed specifically for people to share their experiences of cycling in Scotland and find new rides to try out. We have over 1,800 miles of National Cycle Network in Scotland, and lots of local and regional routes, and the new website will help people get out in the fresh air and explore them."

Sustrans is currently developing a Welsh version of the new website to be launched in the summer, with Routes2Ride for England and Northern Ireland to follow.

To find out more about cycling in Scotland visit www.routes2ride.org.uk/scotland

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