Good for the environment, wonderful for your health and a safe, well-ventilated way to get about: can bikes get any better? Cycling has boomed in the past year as people ditched their usual commutes to head out on two wheels. With many of us also forgoing international holidays this year, biking around is a brilliant, bracing way to explore the UK’s rural countryside, hills and coastal paths. So, now travel around the UK is back on the cards again, it’s time to start planning a few big cycle rides for the warmer months.
From suburban waterside paths to cross-country treks, these are some of the best bike rides in the country for all abilities, taking in pretty villages, isolated scenery, natural wonders and historic landmarks. Clip in, saddle up and live out your lycra-clad dreams.
Please note: Some businesses in the towns and villages we mention may be closed at the moment. Please be mindful of the people who live locally. If you decide to travel, check whether car parks you might use are open before you set off and adhere to social-distancing guidelines on your rides.