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4 amazing cycle routes in Britain

Towbar Express Cycle Routes | What’s not to love about cycling? It’s healthy, eco-friendly and a great way to see the the sights of the UK. But where are some of the most iconic cycle routes?

Whether you’re looking for an easy route for you and the family or a life-affirming challenge, here are four amazing cycle routes in Britain...

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Fleetwood to Blackpool

This is probably one of the most family-friendly cycle routes in Britain because the entire route is on flat ground. Starting off at Fleetwood seafront, this bike ride is full of wonderful sights for children and adults alike. It’s a 7 mile route, but if you think that’s too much for the kids then you can always start at Blackpool and just cycle a couple of miles along the coast. But for families who want to cycle the whole route - you’ll be greeted by so many attractions including the boating lake at Fleetwood, Blackpool Tower, lots of arcades and, finally, Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

If you fancy a break in halfway through the ride, then Jubilee Park is a great spot for a picnic.

Holyhead to Chester

If you’re up for a massive challenge, then the three day Holyhead to Chester route could be perfect for you. The beauty of this cycle route is there are so many villages, towns and a couple of cities en route so you’re never too far from civilisation (and a good pub). The route is pretty steep at the start around the Anglesey area.

The toughest part is largely considered the two-mile big hill climb near Prestatyn - but once you’ve done it, you’ll feel an enormous sense of achievement. The route passes some many impressive landmarks such as the Menai Bridge, Snowdonia and Conwy Castle. The last leg of this route is the easiest part with flat cycle paths all the way from Connah’s Quay to Chester. If you don’t fancy a three-day cycle, then this route is easy to split up into more manageable legs such as Bangor to Conwy or Prestatyn to Flint.

Towbar Express Cycle RoutesNewcastle to Edinburgh

This one is famously known as the ‘Coast and Castles’ route because the route traces part of the North Sea coast and passes ancient castles like Bamburgh and Lindisfarne. It’s a 200 mile route but can easily be divided into smaller routes such as Newcastle to Tynemouth (12 miles) and Dalkeith to Edinburgh (11 miles).

This route passes through several picturesque Northumbrian fishing villages, as well as through ‘The Borders.’ This particular area of Scotland is one of the best if you’re into getting away from the tourists, exploring abbey ruins and settling down with an ale in a cosy village pub.

Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

The great thing about cycling in the Forest of Dean is the sheer choice of cycle routes in varying degrees of difficulty. The cycle routes range from 3 miles to 11 miles, starting from Pedalabikeaway trail centre.

The variety of different gradients throughout the forest make this a very interesting bike ride indeed. One minute you’re cycling on complete flat ground and the next you’ll be cruising down what seems like one of the steepest hills in the world. Make sure you wear extra padding for this route because the paths are nearly all covered in gravel or stones.

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