People Cycling Rides

WEST OF ENGLAND TOUR.

This is a Cancelled Ride
Moderate
Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Vicki LaBella
Tour Dates
5/19/2024–6/1/2024
Start Location
Wells, UK
End Location
Cirencester, UK
Cost (est.)
$2950 (USD + $150.00 ride fee)
Deposit
$1475 (USD
Payment Due
2/17/2024
Tour Company
Iron Donkey
Avg. Distance
37 mi / 60 km
Avg. Elevation
1900 ft / 579 m
Ride Description

WEST OF ENGLAND TOUR

Overview: 

The West of England offers some of the most stunning scenery anywhere in Britain.  To the south of Bath, the kingdom of Wessex encompasses the limestone hills, gorges and caves of the Mendips, the low-lying meadows and moors of the Somerset Levels, the beautiful valley of the River Wylye, the vast expanse of Salisbury Plain and the sweeping Marlborough Downs. The area is enriched by a wealth of historical and architectural attractions, ranging from the prehistoric stone circles of Stonehenge and Avebury to the stunning facade of Wells Cathedral and the elegance of Longleat House. Camelot, the legendary court of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, was sited close to Glastonbury.

To the north of Bath, the rolling limestone hills of the Cotswolds produce some of the finest rural landscapes in England. For centuries, this has been superb sheep farming country and the enormous wealth engendered from the medieval wool trade was poured into building majestic churches and fine houses. Built almost entirely of the local honey-coloured stone, the cottages, barns and manor houses contribute a great deal to the overall beauty of the Cotswolds landscapes.

Attractions: The wonderful Georgian city of Bath, the Kennet and Avon Canal, Longleat Estate, Stourhead House, Salisbury Cathedral, Wells Cathedral, Stonehenge, Prehistoric Avebury, the val… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy
Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Challenging
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a bicycle touring club, which you can join for free. We offer Domestic and International Cycling Tours which are led by volunteer Ride Leaders. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 15-20 or so) who want to ride an average of 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world. Our tours range in price from frugal getaways to luxurious adventures. We travel road, gravel, or mountain bike styles, and all bicycle types – including e-bikes, recumbents, and tandems are typically allowed.

Our ride leaders are volunteers and do not financially profit on tours they lead. They are also given broad discretion on how to lead their tours, and we consider them our greatest asset.

People Cycling tours are operated at cost or at lower cost (as negotiated by our ride leaders) than individuals can obtain on commercial tours. Within the cost of a tour, there is a nominal fee to support club operations and provide tools to ride leaders to manage their rides.

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