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Bike Rides for Beginners

Guest - Monday April 17, 2017 9:08

We care for lots of places across the country perfect for a bike ride. From cruising along the flat routes of Wicken Fen to tackling the slightly more challenging hills and valleys of the Langdale Pikes in Cumbria, there’s something to suit everyone.

We’ve come up with some of the best places for aspiring new cyclists to pedal around in the great outdoors, routes that are perfect for little legs (and longer ones too). Why not try one and see how much fun cycling can be?

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Eyam Hall and Craft Centre, Derbyshire 

An easy, interesting ride through lovely Derbyshire countryside, a fascinating insight into Derbyshire’s industry, past and present, and an exciting drop down to Stoney Middleton.

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Mortehoe, near Ilfracombe, Devon 

It might not be the Tour de France, but this easy cycle ride is a perfect way for you to try out your pedal power. You’ll start on a quiet road, before following a private lane to Bull Point, a rocky headland.

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Mottistone Estate, Isle of Wight 

Cycle on and off-road with us from Mottistone to Compton Bay and back, along one the best chalk ridge cycling routes in Britain.

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Nunnington Hall, Yorkshire 

This is a long but easy scenic ride through the North York Moors National Park, Bransdale and Helmsley.

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Sticklebarn and the Langdales, Cumbria 

This 11-mile trail takes you through varied scenery of meadow, woodland, slate quarry and eventually along a riverside path from Elterwater to Skelwith Bridge. Here you can stop off for refreshments before heading back up the valley to enjoy the views.

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Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire 

Improve your cycling confidence in the flattest part of the English countryside! This easy 8 mile cycle route between Wicken Fen and Anglesey Abbey allows you to enjoy a section of the National Cycle Network route 11.