1. Route maps


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To encourage cycling in Aylesbury, the Council has a network of nine colour-coded routes, named after  gemstones. The signposts along each of the 'Gemstone Ways' tell cyclists how long it will take them to reach their destination - in minutes.

Buckinghamshire County Council got special authorisation from the DoT to introduce these and it is hoped that the concept will catch on across the country

Gemstone routes:


For more information

Bus, Cycle and Walking Route Maps

Travel Schemes and New Routes 

Sustrans website

2. Cyclist training

National standards

Accredited National Standards instructors are trained the same across the country, which allows people to change instructors if required.


If you are concerned about cycling in traffic on the road, then maybe you would benefit from a Bikeability training course.

Further information

For more information on cycle training, visit our Cycle Training webpages.

For advice on purchasing a bike, visit the Sustrans website.

3. Initiatives

Bike2Work scheme - cycling is cheaper than driving or using public transport

Bucks Country Parks are cycle friendly and we have miles of tracks for you to enjoy.

Leap - aims to improve the lives of residents across Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes through physical activity and sport. 

Love to ride - Riding a bike is good for you, the environment, and your community

British Cycling has a range of free guided rides  across Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire including:

School Travel Planning website for information on training available for schools