Raleigh’s 10 Best Cycle Staycations for Summer 2021

Raleigh’s 10 Best Cycle Staycations for Summer 2021

Raleigh have produced a list of their 10 Best Cycle Staycations for Summer 2021. This is where you can find the details of their list: https://www.raleigh.co.uk/gb/en/cycling-advice/uk-cycling-staycations/.

Ranging from 8.8 to 21.7 miles, they are day rides with easy cycling. They are really nice routes.

I’ve added a link to a map or guide book that would help you explore them.

The Raleigh Staycation List for 2021

  1. Scarborough to Whitby – 21.7 miles – the Cinder Track, one of many rides in ‘Traffic-free Cycle Trails by Nick Cotton
  2. Marriott’s Way – 18.4 miles – Norwich – Norfolk Goldeneye map
  3. Viking Coastal Trail – 9.2 miles from Margate Station to Reculver, Kent – Kent Goldeneye map
  4. London Docklands & Lea Valley – 20.7 miles – Sustrans London map or for a range of London rides try the London Cycling Guide or Cycle London guide book
  5. Birmingham to Wolverhampton – 13.4 miles – Sustrans Shropshire, Staffordshire, Black Country map and the Birmingham Greenways map
  6. Derby Canal Path and Cloud Trail – 13.3 miles – in ‘Traffic-free Cycle Trails by Nick Cotton
  7. Preston Guild Wheel – 21.2 miles – Lancashire Sustrans map
  8. Route 221, the Basingstoke Canal – 8.7 miles – in ‘Traffic-free Cycle Trails by Nick Cotton
  9. Consett and Sunderland Railway Path – 14 miles – in ‘Traffic-free Cycle Trails by Nick Cotton
  10. The University Way, Bedford to Sandy – 8.8 miles – in ‘Traffic-free Cycle Trails by Nick Cotton

My Cycling Staycation List for Any Time

Best Cycle Staycation List - Newcastle to Berwick-upon-Tweed
Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Berwick-upon-Tweed

That made me wonder about my own list. I decided this would involve longer routes that would make complete staycation holidays in their own right, and I would spread them wide around the UK. So here goes:

  1. The Devon Coast to Coast cycle route – Devon Coast to Coast guide book
  2. Circuit of the Yorkshire Dales – Harvey Yorkshire Dales Cyclewaymap
  3. The original Coast to Coast cycle route – the C2C guide map and book
  4. A complete tour of Wales – Cycle Touring in Wales guide book
  5. The length of the Hebrides – Cycling in the Hebrides guide book
  6. Devon to Kent south coast cycle route – Sustrans South Coast West and South Coast East maps
  7. National Byway from Cirencester to Chester – National Byway Midlands map
  8. Glasgow to Inverness via the Cairngorms – Lochs and Glens North map
  9. Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Berwick-upon-TweedNorthumberland Cycle Touring map
  10. Circuit of Lough Neagh, Northern Ireland – the Belfast Sustrans map and the Causeway Coast Sustrans map

So then I wondered what other people’s 10 Best Staycation rides might be? https://www.facebook.com/BikeRideMaps

Best Cycle Staycation List - the Yorkshire Dales
Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales

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