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Cycling

An exhilarating mix of speed, fresh air and freedom combine to make a cycling holiday a heady way of enjoying the country while keeping fit at the same time. Our huge variety of cycle paths cover everything from forest rides to canal towpaths and traffic-free trails. There is cycle touring to suit everyone – the serious pedallers who pursue mountain biking and the more sedate leisure cyclists. Just getting started or looking to push yourself further? Join a local cycling club, or train for a race and don’t forget to take advantage of local velodromes and speedway tracks.

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Walking and Cycling in Hertford

Escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy the magnificent county town of Hertford and its surrounding areas.

Location: Hertford, Hertfordshire

 

September events: Experience the action-packed Tour of Britain

Held in various stages across the country in September, take to the streets and experience first-class cycling action in person at your nearest Tour of Britain event.

Location: Various locations, Britain

 

Herefordshire Cider Route

Cycling and cider makes for a great combination in Herefordshire.

Location: Ledbury, Herefordshire

 

Ride the Water Rail Way cycle route

Begin your ride in the city and then head out to the Wolds.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

 

Cycle The Two Tunnels Circuit of Bath

The Two Tunnels path has transformed a stretch of disused railway line into a walking and cycling track complete with music and light installations.

Location: Bath, Somerset

 

Conquer the Bristol to Bath Cycle Path

This former railway line links Bristol and Bath by one off road path allowing you to cycle the 13 miles between the two cities.

Location: Bristol

 

Savour the wilds of the UK’s first national park

Relish windswept moors, ancient woodland, towering rock faces and rolling dales in the Peak District National Park.

Location: Peak District, Derbyshire

 

Take on the South West Coast Path National Trail

Wander the South West Coast Path and see the trail that allowed officials to catch smugglers in their coves and hideouts.

Location: Somerset

 

Discover one of England's last remaining ancient woodlands

Take your bicycle to the Wyre Forest and see more of this ancient woodland than by foot.

Location: Bewdley, Worcestershire

 

Enjoy sculptures and breathtaking views on the Spa Trail

Enjoy a family friendly cycling route following an old section of the Horncastle to Woodhall Spa railway route.

Location: Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire

 

Discover Devon's Literature Scene

Devon has provided inspiration for a host of literary greats down the centuries. Many of them lived in Devon, or stayed to be inspired for a time.

Location: Exmoor, Lynton & Lynmouth, Taw and Torridge estuaries, Braunton Burrows, Morte Point

 

See Dorset from two wheels on a Jurassic Cycle Trail

The Jurassic Coast Cycle Trails are 3 family-friendly routes designed to help you take in the splendors of the Weymouth and Portland coastline.

Location: Weymouth, Dorset

 

Explore Cambridge and Grantchester on two wheels

Follow in the footsteps of the Tour de France and Rupert Brooke with a cycle out of Cambridge to the historical village of Grantchester.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

 

Rainy Day Activities: Cycle the track at Derby Arena

Enter the adrenaline-fuelled world of track cycling on Derby's 250-metre indoor Velodrome, suitable for novices, veterans and elite cyclists.

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

 

Explore England’s smallest historic county on foot, bike or bus

Rutland is a wonderful place for walking and cycling all year round and each season brings its own rich palette of colours to the rolling countryside.

Location: Rutland

 

Cycle along the old coastal railway line to Whitby

Ride 21 view-filled and traffic-free miles along the ‘Cinder Track’, the old coastal railway line between Scarborough and Whitby.

Location: Whitby, Yorkshire

 

Heart-pumping mountain biking in the Forest of Dean

Feel the adrenaline flow through you as you experience downhill mountain bike tracks in the Forest of Dean.

Location: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

 

Explore the Hanson Way on National Cycle Route 5

Enjoy a gentle bike ride along cycle tracks or quiet country roads in the fresh air to discover the delights of Oxford, Abingdon and Didcot.

Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire

 

Get back to nature with a cycling break in the New Forest

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life with a 5-star luxury log cabin break in the heart of the New Forest.

Location: New Forest, Hampshire

 

August events: Watch Britain's top cyclists race at Leicester Castle Classic

Get close to the action as some of Britain’s top professional cyclists take part in the Leicester Castle Classic cycle race.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

 

Ride along Morecambe's seaside cycle way

Take the Bay Cycle Way at your own pace, stopping off for awesome views and to sample delicious local food.

Location: Morecambe Bay, Lancashire

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