october bike tour in the uk. nicest area?
Hmmmm.. nice.. plenty,
try Wales. Start Ironbridge, head west to Church Stretton, Lake Bala, Dogalogaloo (Dolgellau) Barmouth, Aberdyfi, Nanty-Moch Reservoir, Elan Village, Ludlow then back to Ironbridge.
Been yonks since I’ve done that area, hope it’s just as stunning as it’s always been.
Do it in a day just for the hell of it. 😀Posted 6 months agoMarkieMembertimidwheelerSubscriber
We’ve got a week off in October and have been trying to decide where to go. The weather is much dryer in the east so we were looking at the north York Moors. The tourist website says it is the “driest upland area in the country”. Also says there is lots of cake. There is also a nice looking cycle route along the coast.Posted 6 months agopadkinsonMember
I’ll put in another vote for Suffolk, purely out of excitement that my homeland has come up in a mountain bike forum! It is indeed the driest place in the UK, and very nice too (albeit not hilly). Dedham Vale and the Stour valley in general is the best area, although going north towards Lavenham and that is also very picturesque.Posted 6 months agon0b0dy0ftheg0atMember
The South Downs, in the area between Winchester and Butser Hill has enough road routes with stunning views and pretty challenging climbs to keep most happy.
I’d love the prospect of cycling in the Dolgellau/ Machenllyth/ Bala area, with their higher categorised hills than the South Downs bit nearest me, but I would be a bit weary of doing it in October as autumn is in full flow.Posted 6 months ago
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