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England Bike Tours

In England, a patchwork of hues of greens, violets, and browns define generations-old shires and farmlands, making for exceptional riding. Every bit of road—from the climb up the Kirkstone Pass to the beautiful Moors ablaze with heather en route to Whitby—is an absolute treat. The city visits are led by personable, entertaining, and fun local guides and the food is nothing less than delectable. England will surprise and amaze you at every turn.

Essence of England

  • Experience Lake District National Park with its mystical landscapes, wild hills and romantic lakes
  • Visit the city of York and marvel at its preserved medieval streets, ancient buildings, modern museums, and art exhibits and theaters
  • Discover the National Park of Moors, a wealth of landscapes of hills, dramatic cliffs, and hidden valleys
  • Stroll the harbor town of Whitby with its beachfront homes, tiny streets and historical mansions

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Culture

With a colorful history of domination from Celts, Romans, Angles, Vikings and Normans–it’s surprising to find that the local people in this corner of England have a stronger sense of “county” than they do country. This immense pride and hard-work ethic has shaped a local culture of strong-willed Yorkshire stubbornness. Amongst cricket, soccer and rugby, there is a strong cultural tradition around folk music and dance.

Food & Wine

Bygone are the days of the main staple of heavy, piled high potatoes eggs and greasy spoon pub food. England’s revolutionized itself food-wise and has become a leader in the organic, farm-to-table movements in Europe. We’ll enjoy a plethora of local cheeses and other freshly made dairy products. Beyond Yorkshire pudding we might add in interesting local things like pikelets (a type of pancake, rhubard cooked every which way, ginger beer, chocolate, parkin cake and liquorice! Fresh foods served abundantly and loads of healthy back-to-basic surprises.

Landscape

Verdant, rolling and hilly.

Best Time to Visit England

July and August

What to Bring on Tour

On the Bike:

  • 2-3 pairs of cycling shorts with chamois lining
  • Chamois cream
  • 2-3 brightly colored bicycle jerseys (one will be provided by us)
  • Cycling gloves
  • Cycling shoes and pedals (if you use them)
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof wind breaker or rain jacket
  • Light weight jacket or vest
  • Bicycle helmet
  • Day pack/hip pack
  • Arm and leg warmers
  • Saddle (optional)

Off the Bike:

  • 2-3 interchangeable evening outfits – our style is very casual and comfortable; jacket and tie not necessary
    • We occasionally have a more formal evening, feel free to bring something for that occasion
  • 1-2 lightweight sweaters
  • 1-2 pairs of shorts or slacks
  • Intimate clothing/sleepwear
  • Comfortable walking shoes for evenings in town

For Alpine Tours:

Pack warmer clothing (layers), waterproof gear, warm gloves and hat

Personal Supplies:

  • Passport and photocopies of your passport
  • Wallet ☐ Airline ticket/e-ticket information
  • Camera and camera charger
  • Cell phone
  • Electrical adapter and adapter plug
  • Toiletries
  • Prescriptions or other medications
  • Bathing suit and sunscreen
  • Cash for guide gratuity and meals on own
  • Cash for wine kitty (optional)

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