Ride the Beatles’ Penny Lane, criss-cross Devon from coast to coast, discover Kent’s stunning gardens and take your time, with plans for United Kingdom cyclists. To orientate themselves, those who like cycling in the city or road rollers can take advantage of the excellent signposting and valuable information at the sites. Sutrans And GPS routes.
Nature or culture, you don’t have to choose in Liverpool. In terms of culture, the home of the Beatles plays the cover of the sixties, with an electric bike circuit dedicated to the legendary group. The 25km ride goes through Penny Lane, then past the red gate of Strawberry Fields – a former Salvation Army orphanage now open to the public – but in the Woolton district, John Lennon’s birthplace. Nicknamed “Mentips”, it was purchased by Yoko Ono in 2002, who later gave it to the National Trust, British Historic Monuments. On the nature side, the Liverpool Loop Line is family-friendly: a 17-kilometre greenway along an old railway line in the north-east of Liverpool. Note: Look no further for city bikes, electric bikes called “Explorer 2” on the Voi app have been replaced by the end of 2022.
On a walk in Swansea
The small port city of Wales, Swansea, claims its status A bike-friendly city, you can cycle safely. From the historic center to the Victorian seaside resort of Mumbles Point, a cycle path follows the old tramway along the sea. Ideal for families, this walk of around ten kilometers leads to the spectacular ruins of Austermouth Castle. Or beaches like Bracelet Bay and its beautiful lighthouse. You can also go further and explore the Gower Peninsula towards the west. Gower was the first site in the United Kingdom to be classified as an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” in 1956. Easily accessible by bike, Rosilli Bay Beach, a long stretch of yellow sand, invites you to take a stroll. To play in the waves, sand or watch the sunset.
Ilfracombe to Plymouth on route 27
You have to imagine a vertical pencil line between the small seaside resort of Ilfracombe on the north coast of Devon County and the town of Plymouth on its south coast. This is the English part of EuroVelo 1, which starts in Norway and ends in Portugal and is called Vélodyssée in its French part. Here is the National Cycle Route 27, whose route runs along old railway lines. Cycle route 27 first runs along the coast at Woolacombe and then into the countryside. From tunnels to viaducts, you reach Dartmoor National Park, its granite landscapes and forests, before returning to the city and then Plymouth Bay. The sporting challenge is to ride these 150 kilometers across Devon from coast to coast in one stage and compare your time with other cyclists on Route 27.
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