Frequently Asked Questions


What’s the best time of year to cycle in England?

Whilst you're obviously welcome to cycle our routes at any time of the year, we'd suggest 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.


What’s the terrain like on the routes?

The terrain will vary depending on which route you are on. Most of the routes are on quiet country roads but there are elements of the routes that go through busy market towns and may contain off-road cinder track sections. Contact the tour operators listed on this site to find out more information.

Are the routes well signposted?

Yes, most of the routes we cover are well signposted but we strongly recommend taking some form of map with you. Tour operators will provide these for you if you're booking a package holiday option, but you can download GPX files on each of our ride pages which can be uploaded to GPS systems and mobile Apps.

Can I book a cycling package?

Every ride we list on this website can be booked as a package holiday option. On each ride page, you'll be able to find a list of trusted tour operators who currently offer them, and they will allow you to tailor your trip based on your your budget and own specific requirements.



Do you need to be fit to ride these routes?

A degree of cycling ability and road knowledge is recommended. Should you want to upgrade to an electric bike to make your ride easier, contact one of the tour operators or bike hire providers we have listed. 

Who should I contact in case of an emergency?

Call 999 in the case of an emergency in the UK. If you've chosen a package holiday option and have a problem with your bike, or find yourself wanting to stop cycling, please contact your tour operator for assistance. We have also listed a range of bike hire providers on our site who may be able to help you if you've booked your own cycling trip.

Do I have to wear a helmet?

Although it is not the British law to wear helmets when cycling, we do strongly recommend the use of helmets. If you're booking a package holiday option, some tour operators may insist on wearing a helmet for insurance purposes.

What’s the best way to travel to each location?

See our locations pages to get information on how to travel to each individual county, either by car, coach, train, ferry or air. 

What should I wear?

We recommend wearing a helmet and checking the weather forecasts regularly so you wear cycle clothing that is appropriate to the temperature and conditions.

What is the Highway Code for cycling in the UK?

We recommend visiting the UK Government's website to read all the information on safe cycling in the UK.

Travel Trade Queries

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