Bike Hub Cycle Journey planner

Bike Hub Cycle Journey planner


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The Bike Hub journey planner app finds quickest or quietest cycle routes.

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A car satnav uses roads only, the Bike Hub cycle satnav uses roads *and* cycle paths, including Sustrans routes. Bike Hub app also uses bike-friendly cut-throughs and short-cuts.


"Discovered new, pleasant & direct routes that are right on my doorstep!" @KarlonSea

"I thought the fastest way to work was 18:40 minutes but after 2 years doing various different routes, you showed me a path and a couple of shortcuts that have reduced it to 16:50! Gob smacked!" Andrew Norton, by email


App features true turn-by-turn navigation, with voice instructions and vibrating alerts.

The cycle routing - note: UK-only - is done via This bicycle journey planning website uses mathematical graph theory algorithms to quickly work out great bike routes. But it's not just nodes and networks, Bike Hub mapping benefits from local, expert 'community' knowledge.

Choose ‘Quickest route' and you’ll be directed via roads (although not dual carriageways or motorways). Don’t care to mingle with motorised traffic? Choose ‘Quietest route' and the app will use OpenCycleMap to guide you along back-streets and, where available and sensible, cycle routes. The 'Balanced route' provides a good mix between the two extremes of 'Fastest route' and 'Quietest route'.

The Bike Hub app avoids hills where possible.

Fire up the Bike Hub app to locate the nearest bike shops in a six mile radius.

Journey planner can suggest A to B routes of up to a maximum of 100 miles. For A to B to C routes use the 'via' function with + sign.


* Info on the Cycle to Work scheme
* Cycling and the law
* Best ever quotes about cycling.

Do not pedal & navigate. Instead use a handlebar mount for your phone. If you decide to follow this app's suggested journey take extra care on any unfamiliar sections. Proceed at your own risk as routes change and quality cannot be guaranteed. Dismount when routing suggests using footways as shortcuts. Do not use when driving a car: routing is bike-specific.

Route finding requires access to online mapping so, to use the journey planning, the Bike Hub app requires wifi or a mobile phone signal.

App relies on the network node coding of the Cyclestreets chaps and they, in turn, rely on the dedicated volunteers who upload fixes and new points of interest to OpenStreetMap. Please consider signing up to and using a free OSM editing app such as Mapzen POI Collector which lets you add businesses, local amenities and other places of interest to OpenStreetMap, direct from your phone. Or consider becoming part of the OSM community by adding data via your desktop with online services such as

This app is free because it was funded by the Bike Hub levy. This is a voluntary levy on most of the bicycles and bits sold in UK bike shops. The Bike Hub levy is operated by the Bicycle Association of GB and the Association of Cycle Traders. is the news and features website funded by the levy scheme. The Bike Hub app was commissioned by editor Carlton Reid and produced by Tinderhouse.

Feedback on this app is welcome. Contact or @bikehub on Twitter. Please consider rating the app. Thanks.

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Recently changed in this version

New in 3.5: -
- Bug fixes

New in 3.4: -
- Added website links for British Cycling Clubs.
- Bug fixes.

New in 3.3: -
- Search and discover local British cycling clubs.
- Import routes from GPX file email attachments.
- Editable favourites.

Comments and ratings for Bike Hub Cycle Journey planner
  • (38 stars)

    by Chris Haselden on 04/01/2015

    Sticky maps! Unable to plot routes! Freezes! Need I go on???

  • (38 stars)

    by Richard Hughes on 30/11/2014

    Would be better if lesure routes could include places as via choices insted of POI's. You could make some more interesting routes that way just like the route planner. Otherwise not bad.

  • (38 stars)

    by katie brown on 22/10/2014

    Once on route it works fairly well. If you are not near the start when you ask for directions it won't find you. Also zoom does not work on my android phone so spent most of the time staring close to the phone and then tried to memorise the route.

  • (38 stars)

    by Aidan Murray on 04/10/2014

    Crashed every time I used it

  • (38 stars)

    by Franck Lepelletier on 20/09/2014

    The app can suggest some goid routes but, it might take you through: stairs and parks at night (not taking into account that they are closed and not offering a suitable alternative). The zoom is not good. Should be able to recognise recent post codes or places you have been to without saving all the routes. A lot of work to be done before it can be easy to use.

  • (38 stars)

    by Ray Reynolds on 08/08/2014

    Didn't navigate well, or do redirection when went off route and it got stuck. Also not being able to work with the screen off is rubbish as phones with big screens suffer from battery drain

  • (38 stars)

    by Edward Spurrier on 05/08/2014

    Great route but the map zooms out so far you can't see where it's trying to take you.

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