Raleigh has put together a guide to the top destinations for biking holidays in the UK. The list ranks cycle routes based on distance, average summer temperature and even the number of pubs along the route!
The number one route is the Scarborough to Whitby coastal cycle path, which has an incredible 51 pubs along its 21.7 miles!
Scarborough to Whitby is one of 4 routes in Yorkshire and the Humber to make the ranking. South East England dominates the list, with 8 entries in the ranking, and 3 in the top 10. Wales, South West England and the East Midlands have 4 each across the top 30.
The top 10 UK cycling holiday routes are:
1.Scarborough to Whitby – Yorkshire and the Humber
2.Marriott’s Way – East of England
3.Viking Coastal Trail – South East
4.London Docklands and Lea Valley – South East
5.Birmingham to Wolverhampton – West Midlands
6.Derby Canal Path and Cloud Trail – East Midlands
7.Route 622 (Preston Guild Wheel) – North West
8.Route 221 – South East
9.Consett and Sunderland Railway Path – North East
10.The University Way – East of England
Government figures show that cycling increased by 200% during lockdown, so making the most of the UK’s dedicated cycle routes is a great way to continue this resurging national pastime. To see all cycle routes featured on the list, visit: https://www.raleigh.co.uk/gb/en/cycling-advice/uk-cycling-staycations/
The number one route is the Scarborough to Whitby coastal cycle path, which has an incredible 51 pubs along its 21.7 miles