Take a ride for Bike Week

From coastal trails to mountain and forest tracks, here is your guide to some of the best cycling routes to explore in Britain this Bike Week

12th June 2017
Bike ride

This week marks the annual Bike Week, which is taking place from the 10th-18th of June. Bike Week aims to get people all over the UK cycling – whether its for getting to work or just for fun. To celebrate Bike Week, here’s a range of cycle routes around the UK for you to take part in.

Coastal bike rides

Take a ride along Britain’s beautiful coastline. There's around 6,700 miles of cycle routes following the coast around England, Scotland and Wales. If you're lucky enough to live near a coast, chances are there's an impressively scenic route near you. If not, these ones are worth travelling to.

Northumberland Coast: Almouth to Druridge Bay
Northumberland Coast: Almouth to Druridge Bay 

Bike rides through national parks 

Take a leisurely ride while exploring Britain's impressive national parks. Britain's national parks boasts some incredible scenery and some of its rarest wildlife. Cycling is one way to see more during your visit. 

Woodland cycle
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs: Callander to Killin 

Top rides through AONB (areas of outstanding national beauty)

Take a ride to discover some of Britain's most stunning areasAreas of outstanding national beauty are some of the UK's most impressive and most loved places. If you're after a scenic ride, these are definitely worth looking at. 

Causway Coast
Causeway Coast Cycle Route

Cycle routes you can walk

Bikeless on Bike Week? Some routes can be enjoyed without a bike. Here are some bike routes that are great to walk too: 

Rainham MarshesGreater London

Cycling holidays

Why not make a week of it? The amount of stunning routes available means that you might be forced to pick one for the day, rather than enjoy many. There are a number of areas that are home to a range of great routes. Take a look at our guide of the best places to visit for a cycling holiday. 

The Camel Trail, Cornwall 

For more information on Bike Week visit: http://bikeweek.org.uk/

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