It’s that time of the year where you are struggling to eat another salad, the leftover Christmas chocolate is still tempting you, and your resolutions are slowly breaking down. However, our resolutions shouldn’t be seen as a daunting task, and can even be fun and invigorating. So why not take a cycling holiday?
Cycling is a fun and healthy way to exercise. It can be used as a mode of transport as well as helping the environment with less emissions. Cycling not only improves your cardiovascular health but also your fitness. The sport suits those with arthritis of the lower limbs as they do not cause impact to the knees and other joints.
The UK offers many scenic routes that are worth cycling. Here are some highlights of the UK cycling scene:
Whitehaven to Whitby passes through the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks following quiet country lanes, stopping in interesting quaint towns like Keswick and Appleby.
Throughout the Yorkshire Wolds you will witness breathtaking sceneries of gently rolling chalk hills and valleys. There are an array of minsters and abbeys to be seen in the many small towns and villages that you will cycle through, including Pocklington and Beverley.
If castles and vineyards sound like your cup of tea, look no further than Suffolk, where a relaxed cycling tour will take you through quiet rural market towns such Framlingham for some real relaxation.
Cycle around Norfolk by starting from the extraordinary Breckland Heaths, to the beautiful coast of North Norfolk coast, and finally to the famous Broads.
A variety of tours exist, so make sure that you pick a tour which is either challenging enough for your stamina, or if you prefer a more gentler pace, is not too heavy going.