For those of you planning your first cycling tour, here is a first-hand account of what it felt like to one adventurous cyclist. Friend of the site, Pete Martin, recalls the first time he embarked on a long distance, solo cycling trip. In his case, he cycled the Way of the Roses coast to coast route across England.
Check out this great infographic about cycling opportunities in the Lake District of England.
A survey has found that Londoners who cycle to work are happier with their commute than those who use public transport. Over 1,000 London workers shared their thoughts on commuting to work. An overwhelming 91% of Londoners who cycle to work reported that their commute is acceptable in terms of length, ease, and comfort. It also appears that bike commuting can improve productivity in the office.
Dublin, the capital city of Ireland, is known for its vibrant nightlife, the green color that invades every corner, and the hospitality of its inhabitants. Less well known is the fact that Dublin is a great city for cycling – so why not explore Dublin by bike, and really get to know it?
The mountainous Lake District in north-western England offers many opportunities for cycling in beautiful natural countryside. Although it is a small area, it offers incredibly diverse terrain. This means that there are cycling opportunities for everyone from beginner cyclists to advanced cyclists looking for an Alpine experience in England! This post offers an infographic with three Lakes cycling routes that are ideal for beginners.
The UK is blessed with beautiful surroundings in abundance. Cycling in North-East England, you are sure to come across some of the greenest, soul-enriching scenery you’ll find anywhere in the world. And if you are looking for a romantic cycling route in North-East England, there are plenty of those too! This post describes 5 Romantic Cycling Routes in North East England.
Here are 5 reasons to plan a cycling holiday in the UK. It’s a beautiful country full of friendly locals, and one of the best ways to experience it all is on a bike. Read all about planning a cycling holiday in the UK for the whole family.
With everything from safe cycle paths to dedicated refueling spots for cyclists, Newcastle upon Tyne is a haven for cyclists of all abilities. Here’s a guide to the best cycling routes in Newcastle upon Tyne, as well as where to rent bikes, eat and shop.
In Ireland, the last few years have seen a massive upsurge in cycling. There are many benefits to using the cycling trails in Ireland. Ireland is increasingly becoming one of Europe’s top cycling destinations. Irish tourist providers now offer a whole host of cycling holiday packages to international guests, helping them to enjoy cycling trails in Ireland. So what makes cycling trails in Ireland so special? Ireland’s moderate year round climate ensures that no matter what time of year it is, you can always use the roads and trails for cycling. However with so many options, it can prove challenging to narrow down which cycling trail in Ireland is the right route for you. The people at The Ocean Sands Hotel have sent us the infographic below that reveals some of the best cycle routes throughout Ireland.
The stunning northern county of Northumberland is a great destination for those seeking an adventurous cycling holiday. Cycling in Northumberland offers something for everyone – from the world-famous coast-to-coast (C2C) cycling route to mountain biking the trails of the Northumberland National Park.
Ireland is the ultimate vacation destination for those who want an active outdoor experience in beautiful scenery. From its breathtaking landscapes to the vast array of activities on offer, the real challenge will be where to start your cycling and hiking holiday in Ireland!
A while ago I wrote about the proposed new East-West and North-South Cycle Superhighways in London. The need for the cycle superhighways was highlighted again when a woman cyclist was “crushed” under a lorry at the busy Elephant and Castle circle. I hope that those new East-West and North-South Cycle Superhighways in London get built very soon, so we can stop reading about these awful accidents. We need to have safe cycling in London, just as we need to have safe cycling in all cities.
The CEO of Microsoft has come out in strong support of building safe cycling infrastructure – specifically, the proposed new East-West and North-South Cycle Superhighways in London. (Essentially, a pair of segregated bike lanes running through the center of London.) Microsoft employs 2,200 people in London alone. Microsoft CEO Michel Van Der Bel notes that […]