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Cycling is thirsty work so with this in mind, we’ve looked at some top cycling routes around the UK that offer not only beautiful scenery but the chance to stop for a tea (or two). Check out the routes below.
Camel Trail, Cornwall
Arguably one of the prettiest cycling routes in the UK, the Camel Trail in Cornwall is an 18 mile stretch of breath-taking countryside. The route is largely traffic-free and takes you around the camel estuary and through a number of tourist spots including Bodmin. There are plenty of roads to ride your Brompton on too. Why not stop for a well deserved fresh fish supper and a hot brew in Padstow when you’re done?
East Lulworth, Dorset
The Jurassic coast is full of places to explore and East Lulworth is definitely one of them. Jump on your Brompton and hit the road to head towards the dramatic coast line, just make sure you stop off at Lulworth castle first! Carry on from there towards Lulworth Cove for a tea break and a dip in the sea. As well as being a beautiful cycle route, it’s also the home of Clipper Teas! So whether you fancy a flavoured green tea or a traditional brew, you’ll find it here.
Salterns Way, Sussex
If you want sand dunes and countryside then take on the Salterns way cycle route in Chichester. This 18km track takes you from the centre of Chichester to the sand dunes of East Head. There are clear cycle signs to follow, which are a mixture of lanes and roads. This cycle ride will take you all the way to East Head, one of the last surviving pieces of natural coastline in West Sussex. Sunbathe on the beach, indulge in an ice cream, swim in the sea or have a cup of tea and a biscuit...there’s plenty to keep you entertained at the finish line.
Hartland, North Devon
Plenty of watering stops and low-traffic make this route a pleasure to cycle. The famous Tarka Trail is nearby as are lots of pretty towns and villages. You’ll also have the chance to cycle across rivers and bridges in the Tarka country, featured in Henry Williamson’s famous book Tarka the Otter. Whether you complete the entire route or just a portion of it, there are number of places you can stop off and put your feet up with a cup of tea.
There are a number of pretty routes to find within Cheshire. One of the most popular rides includes the Didsbury to Altrincham route, which takes in lots of canal pathways, making it ideal for a tea pit-stop.
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