For many it would be a dream come true if every road in the UK had a car free cycle track next to it, for others they would like to share the main road. A main road is nearly always the quickest and easiest cycle route, but it is also the most unpleasant. So for a pleasant ride over long distances, cycling on back / minor roads makes for a slower but more pleasant journey.
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