Bike Hub Cycle Journey planner




    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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    John Monaghan

    by John Monaghan

    Jul 23, 2017  |  "Poor"

    So slow as to be useless. Saving routes does not work

    Dave Leighton

    by Dave Leighton

    Jul 23, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    The app is still work in progress but it works extremely well. The problem people have with the app I believe is due to impatience. It took a bit of playing around before I realised that some things take a while because it needs to download map data: it just seems broken until the penny drops. Perhaps an icon indicating the app is busy may help? I downloaded routes from Endomundo and I could follow the route easily. The app is superb because the cycle paths (and even tracks) are marked. The routes through Skipwith Common were clearly marked. The maps show clearly the cycle routes and you can differentiate between those and the non-cycling tracks. I hope they carry on with the application: it could well become the standard app in due course.

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Jul 01, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Love to give this app 5 but it's so useless that I can only give 1. Importing of gpx file adds many error points. Tried to plot a route and can't enter start our finish location. I could carry on forever...

    Geoffrey Waring

    by Geoffrey Waring

    Jun 25, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Brilliant route choices, using quiet routes in London, with voice directions. Takes a little getting used to, but totally confident by the 3rd ride.

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Jun 24, 2017  |  "Poor"


    dom ward

    by dom ward

    May 27, 2017  |  "OK"

    Can't import gpx files.