Work out the best cycle route for you online

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CYCLISTS can work out the best route for their bike journey with the click of a button.

A council has come up with a new online cycle route planner for the West Sussex area.

Users can log on and calculate the best route from A to B before setting off on a journey.

Derek Whittington, from West Sussex County Council, which is behind the idea, said: ‘We hope this will make cycle journeys even easier and even encourage people to use their bike on routes they might not have thought of.

‘The planner allows you to select the fastest or quietest route and will even show you whether you can expect to encounter any steep hills on your way.

‘You get a step-by-step guide of your route complete with pictures and an estimated journey time making it easier than ever to leave your car at home.’

Cyclists can even help to expand the site by adding information on recommended routes or coming up with suggested improvements themselves.

The online cycle journey planner can be found on the West Sussex County Council website.

Go to cyclejourneyplanner.westsussex.gov.uk