As many of us make getting fit one of our New Year’s resolutions, what better way to do it than to combine it with some of life’s simple pleasures.
Not only is it a great way to exercise, it’s good for the environment, you get to take in some stunning views, and best of all, it’s perfect for getting to the next pub!
The UK has 15 National Parks, over 11,000 miles of coastline, a cherished network of 2000 miles of canals and rivers, and over 52,000 pubs! The choice on offer is staggering, from gentle rides to more challenging outings, there is a route to please everyone.
Below are a handful of great trails and routes to get your juices flowing.
Studland, Dorset Peninsula
Distance: 6.5 miles
Ulwell Holiday Park
The golden sands of Studland were the backdrop for the video of Coldplay’s debut hit, ‘Yellow’.
Mottistone to Compton, Isle of Wight
Distance: 9.8 miles
Compton beach is home to many fossils, including a dinosaur footprint in the sandstone ledge at Hanover Point.
Distance: 2.8 miles
North Morte Farm Caravan & Camping Park
Mortehoe can trace its origins back to the Domesday Book, and beyond.
Kendal to Windermere, Lake District
Distance: 11.5 miles
Kendal Caravan Club Site
John Cunliffe lived in Kendal and based the Postman Pat books on the former post office at Greenside.
Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
Distance: 3-11 miles
Difficulty: Easy to challenging
Whitemead Forest Park
Puzzlewood was used as a shooting location for Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Castleman’s Corkscrew, New Forest
Distance: 4 miles
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Florence Nightingale are both buried in The New Forest.
Hiring a motorhome is the perfect way to navigate your cycling holiday. You’ll have access to the best routes and trails all over the country, not to mention your own comfortable basecamp for when you’re ready to shed your lycra and put your feet up!