This week marks the annual Bike Week, which is taking place from the 9-17 of June.
Bike Week aims to get people all over the UK cycling – whether its for getting to work or just for fun. To celebrate Bike Week, here’s a range of cycle routes around the UK for you to take part in.
Coastal bike rides
Take a ride along Britain’s beautiful coastline. There’s around 6,700 miles of cycle routes following the coast around England, Scotland and Wales. If you’re lucky enough to live near a coast, chances are there’s an impressively scenic route near you. If not, these ones are worth travelling to.
Northumberland Coast: Almouth to Druridge Bay ©Getty
Bike rides through national parks
Take a leisurely ride while exploring Britain’s impressive national parks. Britain’s national parks boasts some incredible scenery and some of its rarest wildlife. Cycling is one way to see more during your visit.
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs: Callander to Killin ©Getty
Top rides through Areas of Outstanding National Beauty
Take a ride to discover some of Britain’s most stunning areas. Areas of outstanding national beauty are some of the UK’s most impressive and most loved places. If you’re after a scenic ride, these are definitely worth looking at.
Causeway Coast Cycle Route ©Getty
Cycle routes you can walk
Bikeless on Bike Week? Some routes can be enjoyed without a bike. Here are some bike routes that are great to walk too:
Rainham Marshes<strong>, </strong>Greater London ©Getty
Why not make a week of it? The amount of stunning routes available means that you might be forced to pick one for the day, rather than enjoy many. There are a number of areas that are home to a range of great routes. Take a look at our guide of the best places to visit for a cycling holiday.
The Camel Trail, Cornwall ©Getty
For more information on Bike Week visit: bikeweek.org.uk