A sensational ride between the capitals of England and Scotland. We will spend our days on country lanes and in fields and woods that cover much of this ancient land. It’s not all rural though, as the route is designed for us to spend nights in some of Britain's great historic cities such as Cambridge, Lincoln, and York.
We will have a relaxed start to this tour with two nights in London, allowing participants to get settled in, recover from jet lag, and perhaps see something of the city. On day three we mount our steeds and leave London primarily on traffic free bike and canal paths. Once in the country, participants will delight in the variety and beauty of the English landscape. We’ll take advantage of dedicated cycle paths and rail trails in the cities and towns with riverside and canal paths. With modest cycling mileage on many days, we’ll have time to visit Gothic cathedrals and 11th century castles in our overnight locations.
About halfway through our tour, we take a rest day in city of York for sightseeing. You’ll be able to step back into the Middle Ages by wandering through “The Shambles”, one of the UK’s most historic and picturesque locations featuring overhanging timber-framed houses and traditional shopfronts. Perhaps you’ll prefer to visit York Minster, one of the world’s most magn… (Join People Cycling to read more)