CycleStreets journey planner 17+

Cycle route planner & Photomap

CycleStreets Ltd

Designed for iPhone

    • 3.0 • 79 Ratings
    • Free

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UK-wide cycle journey planner CycleStreets on your mobile device! Cycle journey planner for cyclists, by cyclists.

Plan routes from A to B anywhere in the UK, with a choice of three routing modes to suit a range of cyclists from beginner to regular commuter, plus a circular leisure routing mode. And the Photomap lets you submit photos of infrastructure problems or good practice around the UK.


Select a start and finish point by clicking on the map, by searching for names/places/postcodes, or by using your current location, and click to obtain the route.


The app produces routes that will suit most cyclists. It can optionally can find faster or quieter routes for different types of rider. Routes are fetched from the CycleStreets website. You can switch the route type after planning it, and can save and rename and organise routes.


The journey planner knows about hills, and finds routes that take advantage of the descents and avoids the ascents where possible. It balances these against the available road types. The route can be displayed on a map with contours using the OpenCycleMap option.


As well as the main map view, planned routes are loaded into an itinerary view, so you can follow each part of the journey. The street name, time and length are all shown, as is a detailed map for each individual stage of the journey. Routes are saved so you can also follow them again later.


The Photomap is a cycling advocacy tool used by campaign groups around the country. Use it to browse examples of problems or good practice, and add your own pictures. Need more cycle parking in your favourite spot in town? Sign in with a free account and add a photo of it to the Photomap.


Routing makes use of OpenStreetMap data, the brilliant 'geo-wiki' to which you can contribute. Note that, at present, some areas of the country have better coverage than others. Streets and paths of all kinds, including Sustrans routes and Local Authority network, are included. Routing quality is being developed all the time, with new types of cycling and street data being added and interpreted by the route planner.

Thanks to Neil Edwards for his hard work on this release.

What’s New

Version 3.2.6

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

• This release adds iOS 11 support.
• Vastly improved location search results and expanded search support.
• Search also now supports natural language queries like 'coffee shops' or 'cash machine'.
• Fixes an issue with location searching for postcodes where a space was included.
• Added new map tile servers for quicker map loading.

We're working on a bigger redesign and would welcome your suggestions - see our blog!

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

stokey ft ,

Doesn’t work on the go

This seems like a good app but it’s missing a major feature - there is no in journey mode so you can have it open as you cycle. If I have this open on my phone on the handlebars of my bike after a few mins my phone just goes to sleep because there is no way to tell the phone you are using it. Needs a ‘go’ button you could press that then puts app into sat nav mode

janusz0 ,

Best route planner for UK!

This is an app developed by UK cyclists and for UK cyclists. It’s true that the main effort has gone into getting the routing right and less into the interface. You need to practice a few times before using it as your sole guide.

It is just a route planner. If you want to have turn by turn instructions I recommend generating a gps track in the web version and uploading it to a GPS cyclecomputer or Bikemap on your ‘phone. Your device may generate its own routes, but they will be worse and sometimes ludicrous compared with this app.

This app deserves to have a good manual built in. For example, it wasn’t until I contacted the developers that I discovered how to route through intermediate destinations. (Just add them in turn before choosing “New”)

SandeepNagaraj ,

Good useful app but the UI is really bad

It took a week to understand the app, now I use it everyday, by default please remove the open maps, keep Apple vector as default. This is because your colour scheme choice is so horrible that you hardly see actual route. I manually drew the map on to google maps and then use google maps because directions was too hard to read. And please follow google maps way of putting in directions. I am not saying you are not innovative enough to find a new amazing way, there is already a design language for routing applications. If you use that people will intuitively know what to do.

App Privacy

The developer, CycleStreets Ltd, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.

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