Wednesday 28 August 2013

Beautiful cycling locations

On our recent short holiday in the Welsh borders the number of touring cyclists seen was high to say the least. 

There are some quite stunning cycle routes in this part of the world but I found one in particular to be above all others. The route from Monmouth to Tinturn Abbey has to be one of the most picturesque I have ever driven through but to cycle along, taking in its beauty at a more sedate pace is surely the way to do it. 

At Tinturn Abbey, a location that Wordsworth no less committed to imortality in one of his poems I came across lots of touring cyclists who obviously had the same idea. I spoke to a a few and one couple said that they had driven this route many times but always wanted to cycle it. This year was the first year that they left the car at home and thy had no regrets. 

Someone commented on a blog post today that they were going to cycle to Niagara Falls on their Brompton bike. This I imagine would be some journey! It got me thinking. I have readers all across the world and that I'd like to know (and I am sure you reading would too) what has been YOUR best cycling journey? 

What I'd like you to do is to email a picture showing your best cycling route and I am going to display them on my blog and add to it - depending on what response I get. So take yourself back through memory lane and share your best journey with a short description explaining why. The best will appear on a blog post/page devoted entirely to this. 


  1. I'm off on a 16-day birding trip to Morrocco's Atlantic coast with my Brommie in Dec will drop u some notes and pics..............

    Laurie -

  2. One from me (and one of my absolute favourites.......... the Basingstoke Canal, starting the ride at Richmond, along the Thames to Weybridge then picking up the Canal to Aldershot........ ride detail here


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