You should be pathetically grateful that the people who exploited your godforsaken little principality, stole it’s natural resources, banned your language, destroyed your industry and accused you of molesting livestock still want to come and visit.
Oh, don’t bother with the Pennines, Howgills, North York moors, Lakes, Peak, Northumberland or South Downs.
Put your bike in a car and travel between our wonderfully original trail centres to get a real flavour of the country.
I can recommend the BMX track in Rochdale, Boggart Hole Clough, Thompson Park in Burnley and the cycle speedway track on Nuthurst Road in Moston.
Epping forest is the most rad place in Englandshire.
Wild animals , wild trails.
You’ll need at least 6 ” travel & a full face helmet otherwise it won’t be worth it…at least that’s how it looked on Sunday….
There are some great campsites down in Devon near the beach. Then, while you’re in England, you can go ride your bike around the Lake District, ‘cos it’s not far away being in the same country and all.
Call in for fish and chips in Brighton on your way back to the campsite to round off the day.
Mrs Rusty and I are off to England for the Bank Holiday weekend. We’ve booked somewhere to stay on the Wood Dene estate in Peckham, which sounds lovely. I’m told that it’s renowned for it’s shooting – I’ve always wanted to try a spot of grouse shooting so I’m hoping to bump into the Lord of the Manor and get an invite. Do you think I should pack my plus fours or is more casual dress acceptable?