London is gearing up for all things bike in 2014 as the world’s greatest cycling extravaganza, Le Tour de France, whips through the capital’s streets on July 7 before weaving back to its Gallic homeland for the denouement of the toughest test on two wheels…
With the third stage of the Tour De France threading its way through a county that inspired some of John Constable’s most celebrated works of art on July 7, it’s the perfect excuse for planning a cycling break in the East of England. Ready, set, pedal!
Stage 3 of Le Tour spins through Cambridgeshire; a county boasting the highest take up of cycling in the country where one in four people choose to cycle to work, and that’s not just students from the famous University peddling between lectures either…
Inspired to get on yer bike by the upcoming cycling spectacular that is the Tour De France? Then why not cycle your heart out just like Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish, exploring some of England's most idllyic spots on two wheels.
First stop, Yorkshire!
Newcastle Castle Keep was built by Henry II between 1172 and 1177, and is one of England’s best surviving examples of a Norman Keep. Did you know that if you smell flowers in the air on your visit, that’s because the famous ‘Poppy Girl’ ghost is nearby, and she’s often seen on the stairs of the Keep… #EerieEngland
Make your way beneath the streets of Nottingham to explore a network of caves dating back to the Dark Ages. It’s been said that sometimes a vision of a crying Victorian woman can be spotted. Dare to go for a walk around? [link] #EerieEngland
#Halloween is nearly upon us, and there’s nothing like exploring spooky streets and haunted castles to scare yourself silly. Are you brave enough to visit these ghoulish haunts?
🎃 Discover more scary spots here: [link] 🎃