My favourite holiday cycle route

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My favourite holiday cycle route

Postby timmitchell » 15 Jun 2009, 5:20pm

Saw this in the paper today

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2009/j ... bike-rides

and I thought it was inspiring. Also daft as all these things are. So the question is open to us all - your favourite holiday bike ride. :D

Mine? Will post it later got a few to choose from

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Re: My favourite holiday cycle route

Postby meic » 15 Jun 2009, 11:17pm

What and have it ruined by a bunch of cycle tourists?

Britain's best kept secret is staying just that. :lol:
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Re: My favourite holiday cycle route

Postby Romeo Whisky » 16 Jun 2009, 10:50am

Round Arran. On a dry day.

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Re: My favourite holiday cycle route

Postby JC4LAB » 16 Jun 2009, 11:06am

Guided bike rides round cities like Berlin, Paris ,Barcelona.etc.A great way of seeing a place..A bit too eeezyypeezey for a cycle tourist though....

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Re: My favourite holiday cycle route

Postby eileithyia » 16 Jun 2009, 2:17pm

A scenic road, sunshine on my back, tailwinds, interesting wildlife (esp birds), and the knowledge that work is far away. What more could anyone want from a holiday route, except the right companion(s) to share it with or alone as taste dictates.
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Re: My favourite holiday cycle route

Postby PRL » 16 Jun 2009, 11:08pm

Somewhere where I don't know what will be round the next corner but will possibly be an old castle or church, a river or mountain ... Back to Bavaria this summer.

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Re: My favourite holiday cycle route

Postby Edvardus » 25 Jun 2009, 12:08am

The Kintyre Peninsular. Leaving Lochgilphead with everything I need for a long weekend. Enjoying the quiet roads (especially the east coast route) as most folk seem to turn north at Lochgilphead. Great campsites, both wild and commercial. Fantastic views across Kilbrannan Sound to Arran, especially early in the year when the snow is still on the tops. Glorious, deserted beaches. Golden eagles, buzzards, deer, seals, dolphins, wild goats. The time-warp town of Campbeltown. Best fish & chips or fresh fish off the trawlers. Masses of Rhododendrons. The Island of Ghiga. Views of Northern Ireland, Islay and Jura. Been going to this magic place for around 35 years now.
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Re: My favourite holiday cycle route

Postby Ben Lovejoy » 25 Jun 2009, 5:47pm

LEJOG :-) Best cycling holiday I've ever had.
TRICE Q with Streamer fairing for the fun stuff
Brompton M3L for the commutery stuff
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Re: My favourite holiday cycle route

Postby Mick F » 25 Jun 2009, 5:53pm

....... and back?
Great stuff. You should try it!

I absolutely enjoyed North Wales last summer on my Grand Tour.
Wrexham to Llanberis, then down and round the Lleyn Peninsular.
Fantastic.
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Re: My favourite holiday cycle route

Postby Ben Lovejoy » 25 Jun 2009, 5:58pm

I have to confess, from first thinking you were a complete nutter for doing it both ways, I did find myself getting slower and slower on that last 20 miles, as I just didn't want the ride to end.

How I'd find the time for both ways, though, I have absolutely no idea!
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Re: My favourite holiday cycle route

Postby Mick F » 25 Jun 2009, 6:03pm

I must say though, when I'd finished, I was rather tired.
Adrenaline kept me going, but when it was all over, I was really rather tired.

Three weeks to do 1800 miles is some going, and I did it fully unsupported too.


(For "rather tired" read "knackered" )
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Re: My favourite holiday cycle route

Postby Ben Lovejoy » 25 Jun 2009, 6:29pm

I did mine unsupported too. Well, ok, my bed did get transported from place to place, but there was no masseur, no dancing girls, no ticker-tape parade at JOG, nothing!
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Re: My favourite holiday cycle route

Postby PW » 27 Jun 2009, 12:43am

Just all us lot reading the blog! :wink:
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