Cyclists' Touring Club - Northern Ireland

Cycling links

Working for cycling
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See support our local bike shops for Belfast cycle shops

Local information and suggestions for routes and destinations

Discover Northern Ireland The cycling section of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board site has desctiptions of major (Sustrans) and minor cycle trails, local cycling holiday companies and general cycling information.  Elsewhere in their site you will find details of accomodation, places to eat and various tourist attractions.  Details are reached by a slightly clumsy search interface in each section.
The Highway Code Essential information for all road users.
Belfast and Beyond Steven McNally's advice on cycling in Northern Ireland
Details of places around Strangford and Carlingford loughs
South Armagh
An excellent area for cycle touring, which has been much neglected due to its terrorist reputation.
Loughshore trail
Cycling around Lough Neagh.
Environment and Heritage Service

This government body's "Landscape Character Areas" split Northern into over 100 regions.  These are not designed for cyclists but, make interesting reading when planning a tour. 

The service also provide details of country parks and historic monuments in their care.

Forest Service
Look under "Publications" for guides to various forests and under "Our Forests" for brief guide to each forest.
The local bus and train operator. They publish Bike it with Translink to encourage cycle usage.
Includes various articles on cycletouring, mountain biking and hiking in Ireland, North and South.
MTB rider
A local mountain biking site
Dublin Transportation Office
Detailed transportation information for Dublin.  Its contents include:   Journey planner for walking and cycling in Dublin.    Detailed street mapping and aerial photography of Dublin.    Irish railway and bus timetables (Rail planner failed for me but links to printed timetables were available).


Cycling and related organizations

CTC Ireland
Cycle touring in Dublin
Looking after the interests of cyclists
Developing new routes for cyclists and pedestrians. Includes details of their local network with more detail under "Northern Ireland News".
Cycling Ulster
The racing scene
Northern Ireland Road Safety Council
Looking after road safety in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Cycling Forum
Interactions between cyclists and official bodies.  This area of the Roads Service site also gives advice on local cycling. 
Northern Ireland Cycling Initiative
A local cyclists campaigning organization.  Their website appears undeveloped apart from June 02, June 03 and May 04 newsletters. 
CAAN Countryside Access & Activities Network

A Worcesterberry site