Get on your Bike and Enjoy a Summer of Cycling Fun

4 July 2017

Cycling is not just a fun activity and an ingredient of healthy living, it is also a great way to appreciate our stunning countryside and abundant wildlife. So, get on your bike this summer and escape to one of these fabulous country pubs with rooms all geared up to welcome cyclists and in perfect cycling areas – close to forest and downland trails or a network of peaceful country lanes.  For more fantastic pubs with rooms, visit www.innplaces.co.uk
Picture-book setting for this historic inn on the Suffolk/Essex border, noted for delicious Italian-inspired food, decent wines and charming period rooms. Take off for the day on one of the 8 bikes available, which come complete with helmets and maps, and explore the peaceful Stour Valley lanes that lead to National Trust’s Flatford Mill.
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The Bull, Ditchling, East Sussex

The best South Downs Way pit stop for miles – freewheel off Ditchling Beacon for real food, craft beers, candlelit bars and boutique-style rooms at this cracking village inn below the majestic South Downs. It’s also the last place to rest and refuel before pedalling up the Beacon on the London to Brighton bike ride, when riders can expect a real party atmosphere at the Bull.
Read more about this pub with rooms in East SussexThe Bell Inn, Bramshaw, Hampshire

Refurbished in country-chic style, this classic New Forest inn is perfectly placed for exploring the miles of off-road trails that cross-cross the unique landscape of ancient woodland and open heathland. Expect secure bike storage and washing facilities, emergency bike and puncture repairs kit, clothes drying area, and route maps and books to borrow.
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The Running Horses, Mickleham, Surrey

Set below beautiful Box Hill on the Olympics road-race route, the 16th-century Running Horses is a favoured pit stop for cyclists exploring the glorious North Downs landscape and the network of tracks and quiet lanes in this leafy part of Surrey. The pub’s bike shed is safe, secure and free to use if you stay over.
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The White Swan, Pickering, North Yorkshire

Perfect for exploring the Moors, ease into this grand old town centre inn with its quirky, immaculate rooms and huge welcome for cyclists eager to tackle to tracks and trails in Dalby Forest. You’ll find a secure bike shed with cleaning facilities, drying racks and a workbench, and partners Big Bear Bikes in the town will offer advice and help.
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The Felin Fach Griffin, Brecon, Powys

Truly a destination pub in great cycling country – bring you bike or hire one (maps included) from Drovers Holidays in Hay-on-Wye and explore the canal towpaths, peaceful Wye Valley lanes or the hillside tracks across the Brecon Beacons. Fabulous, daily-changing menus and the comfortable, eye-catching bedrooms await you at the Griffin after a day in the saddle.
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The Fountaine Inn, Linton-in-Craven, North Yorkshire

A Dales gem in a beautiful village setting, popular for great beer, hearty food, the timeless bar, and contemporary rooms. The cycling fraternity love this pub, arriving in their droves for pints and sandwiches following a circuit through some stunning countryside, and the pub is very much in tune with its surroundings, with a lockable bike shed, for cyclists staying overnight.
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The Greyhound, Letcombe, OxfordshireBuilding-front-1024x683.jpgA sleepy downland village setting for this revamped pub, super popular with walkers and cyclists on the Ridgeway Trail and foodies for local beers and modern British pub food.  Cyclists benefit from a recently installed secure, weatherproof bike storage in the car park for up to 8 bikes; 8 cosy rooms individual rooms too.
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