Sunday 3rd August 2014 10:00am
Starting from - Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre, Leamington Spa, CV34 6HN
Warwick Racecourse Carpark
Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre, Leamington Spa
Join us on some amazing rides, created in association with our friends at the National Trust. Make the most of some beautiful countryside, and great facilities for cyclists.
If you’re fairly confident on your bike and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, our Steady rides are ideal. At a comfortable pace, and possibly with some modest hills along the way, rides take place on mainly quiet roads with plenty of sights along the way. Rides are between 6 and 20 miles long, at a moderate pace of between 7 and 10 miles an hour.
This scenic 18 mile ride is a great excuse to spend a couple of hours exploring the beautiful Warwickshire Countryside. We begin at Warwickshire Racecourse and ride south through Longbridge and over the M40 bridge, waving goodbay to the urban noise and saying hello to the quiet countryside. Forking past Sherbourne Park we cycle down Fulbrook Lane, meandering and rolling through the fields and past the woods towards the quaint setting of Hampton Lucy. Crossing over the River Avon we enter Charlecote and the glorious grounds of Charlcote Park for a refreshment in an idyllic setting surrounded by wildflowers, lambs and fawns.
Just down the road we pass the Wellbourne Mountford Airfield and the Avro Vulcan XM655. The Vulcan can taxi along the runway however due to the short length of the runway it cannot take off, so it is considered grounded. We meander through Wellesbourne and Newbold Pacey continuing on the quiet country lanes enjoying the scenery. At Oakley Wood we turn back towards Royal Leamington Spa through Barford and picking back up the cycle lane at Sherbourne Park back to the racecourse.
For more information on Charlcote please click on the link below.
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