Planning your trip beforehand can help you cut down on your journey time. These services can also provide useful information on distances, calories used, and a rough idea of how quiet or busy your chosen route will be.
CycleStreets uses data from OpenStreetMap, a publicly available dataset of streets, roads, cut throughways, off road paths, cycle facilities and bike shops. It recommends direct or quiet routes dependent on the users needs.
CycleStreets also has a CycleStreets iPhone/BikeRoute Android app.
For more information, please visit the Cycle Streets website.
Sustrans maintains the National Cycle Network and it has online mapping and an iPhone application for the National Cycle Network.
For more information, please visit the Sustrans website.