New routes on BikeRadar Training
By Faye Sanders, communities editor |
Monday, June 25, 2012 3.31pm
The BikeRadar Training Diaries site now has more than 570 routes for you to explore. But with some many on offer it can be hard to know which to pick. With the release of their new Mio Cyclo cycling GPS range, and to celebrate their partnership with the British Heart Foundation, Mio have suggested some 'best of British' maps.
Here's a selection of the routes they think make for some great UK riding. Have you ridden any of them? And do you have any to add? Upload your favourites to BikeRadar Training or share them with us in the comments section below.
Some of the new routes that have been uploaded to BikeRadar Training – have you tried them yet?
Purbeck Ride, Dorset
If wonderful coastal views, beautiful rural settings and a handful of historic landmarks – including Corfe Castle – are what you’re looking for, Purbeck is a must see. This 47-mile route is a great test for the up-and-coming rider, with a challenging distance on offer.
For more information, call Wareham Tourist Information on 01929 552740.
The Purbeck route rewards you with beautiful coastal views
Penmaenpool, North Wales
One of the most breathtaking rides in Wales, the Mawddach Trail Circular Cycle Ride covers 15 miles of back roads through Dolgellau. It’s a steep, challenging ride but in return you'll see some of the most amazing Welsh scenery imaginable.
For more information visit www.cyclingnorthwales.co.uk.
Bath to Reading
The Kennet and Avon Canal makes its way through some of the most exquisite landscapes in the south of England. Starting in Bath, you pass two bridges and the Caen Hill Locks at Devizes. Here, you briefly leave the path to follow the country lanes around the Vale of Pewsey, before reuniting with the canal at Marsh Benham for the rest of the route.
Round the Island Cycle Route, Isle of Wight
This long ride sticks to quiet country roads, with sea views and pretty villages along the way. Although the route is reassuringly flat, it will take the average rider two to three days to complete, so makes a great way to spend a long weekend.
Visit the official Round the Island Cycle Route for more details.
The Round the Island route – does what it says on the tin…
This 2,600-acre pinewood forest has trails for all abilities. The peaceful woodland paths are ideal if you’re with the family, or you can ride the twisty singletrack mountain bike loops. One condition of cycling in the forest is that everyone over 16 needs a riding permit, but at just £2 this is a small price to pay to ride the trails.
Find more Swinley routes on BikeRadar Training.
This is a great ride that's long enough for the average cyclist and just right for an afternoon or long summer evening. But don't be fooled by the beautiful scenery – after riding this loop you’ll certainly know about it! There aren’t any huge climbs but there are enough hills to give you a test.
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The Ullswater route takes in the beautiful Lake District scenery
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