If cycling is your thing then perhaps you should consider spending your next vacation on a cycling holiday. England has some absolutely fantastic places for you to cycle and many areas that are fully geared up for those looking for a biking holiday. Such is the varied landscape of England, there are lots of options for cyclists whether you prefer some adrenalin fuelled downhill biking, some casual cycling along flat roads or something a little more arduous like a cycling tour. In order to help you decide where to go, here is a run down of some of England’s best locations for a cycling holiday.
Yorkshire has steadily grown a reputation as one of the best places to cycle in the UK, so much so that the 2015 Tour de France actually started in the English county. The Yorkshire Dales is where you should be heading if you are looking for a cycling holiday, a vast region of fields, greenery, wooded areas and most importantly, plenty of cycling trails. The Dales attracts thousands of cyclists each year and as such there is something of a community that has built up over the years which means there is plenty of people to help you find your way and plenty of options for you if you have any troubles.
If cycling along beautifully rugged coastal terrain is what you’re after then look no further than Cornwall on England’s south coast. This part of England has a far milder climate than the rest of the country giving you more days to be able to cycle and along it’s coastline has some beautiful little fishing villages and some busy harbour towns as well. There is a trek available that will take you right the way along the Cornish coast taking in places like Newquay, Padstow and St. Ives, beautiful places to see and lots of options for accommodation in all. Generally speaking the roads are flat and not too arduous but there are some rugged areas to watch out for, remember to stay safe when you cycle and use a helmet, head to Simpson Millar for some more information on how to stay safe when you cycle and what to do if you have an accident.
The Lake District is a national park in the North of England, an area that is considered by many as an ideal location for hikers and climbers. Whilst this is true, it is also a perfect location for cyclists of all types. Firstly, there is a huge variety of accommodation available from B and B’s to hotels, hostels and guesthouses. Secondly there are over 100 cycling routes that have been mapped out around these areas that range greatly in difficulty from slow climbs to heart pumping downhill tracks. Finally, you will be cycling through some of the finest landscape in the country, amongst flora and fauna, lakes, mountains and forests, a perfect combination.