Riding a bicycle can be an enjoyable experience for many. Cycling with friends or family is a great way to socialise, get fit and explore your surroundings. A lot of people these days choose riding bikes for commuting to work and back or to get fit, but it is also a great hobby which can be enjoyed by almost anyone.
There are many great places across the country and around the world which can be enjoyed with a bike ride. Being a cyclist means you can travel along famous bike trails and paths and discover new places along the way. Here you will find a guide on some of the very best places to cycle around Britain.
First we will start with the Forest of Dean cycleway. This is a twelve mile route that will lead you through a former railway line. Along the path you will find old train stations, forests, sculpture trails and many more sights which have to be seen to be appreciated.
Next on the list of places to cycle is the Ramsgate to Deal route. Starting at the Ramsgate marina you will then be taken on an adventure through to the Deal castle with a path that is approximately thirteen miles in length. Following a coastal and scenic route, you will find a medieval town and a famous golf course.
Another great course to take is the Marlborough to Coate Water Country Park. With an eight mile journey this is a great route for beginners to take. This disused railway line is fantastic for kids and families. Great views can be seen along the way and it is also great for bird watchers.
The five castles cycle route is not one to be missed out if you are an avid cyclist. Starting at Abergavenny Castle you will then ride a thirty two mile path that leads to the four Norman castles. Superb views of the black mountains can also be seen along the cycle path.
Number five on our top places to cycle is the Lochs and Glens of Carlisle and Inverness. Traffic free paths, back roads, moors and mountains are all covered on this route. This is one of the best ways to see the beautiful surroundings of Scotland and doing so while riding bikes is makes it even more of an adventure.
For more great cycle paths, routes and trails make sure to check out our next articles on the best place places to ride your bike part 2.