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Weather

Whilst you're obviously welcome to cycle our routes at any time of the year, we believe the best months to do so are between April and September. That is generally when the weather is at its most clement but we would still recommend coming prepared for any conditions and checking the weather forecast before you travel.

Safety on the roads

  • In the UK you must cycle on the left-hand side of the road and it’s recommended to use cycle lanes when they are available. Cycle lanes will be marked by a white line and clear signposting will be in place to highlight the lane is available for cyclists.
  • When you're preparing to exit a cycle lane, check it's safe to do so before pulling out and signal your intentions to other road users by using clear arm signals.
  • We recommend you wear a helmet which is the correct size and securely fastened at all times whilst cycling.
  • We also advise wearing appropriate clothes for cycling and being prepared for all weather conditions.
  • When there is poor visibility, you must have a white front and red rear lights on your bicycle.
  • For more information on the UK Highway Code for cyclists see the UK Gov website.

Bike hire, maintenance & support

Throughout our chosen locations you will find cycling shops and bike hire companies which offer a wide variety of bikes, e-bikes and maintenance products. If you are intending to book one of the package holiday options listed on our site, the tour operators we've selected all offer bike hire options. If you'd like to book your own holiday however, you may find our bike hire page useful. Click HERE

Luggage transfer options

If you opt for one of the package holidays listed on this site, the tour operators we have selected all offer luggage transfer solutions. If you'd like to book your own holiday however, you may find our luggage transfer companies page useful. Click HERE

Maps

We have provided GPX files for each of the rides listed on this website, although if you decide to book a package holiday option, your tour operator should also provide you with customised maps and route information depending on your itinerary and accommodation selections. Please contact your tour operator directly for more information.

Cycling Apps

The GPX files we have listed on this website should be compatible with all commonly used cycling apps and GPS devices. If you are booking a cycling holiday package, please contact the tour operator directly to find out more information on the compatibility of their maps and files.

Travel Insurance

We recommend that you have travel insurance for any cycling holiday, even if it’s a short trip.