Tourist question: “what is possible for bikepackers in the UK”

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The question


We are a family of 4 people, 2 adults and 2 children aged 14 and 12.
This summer we would like to go on a cycling holiday in England. Obviously not a purely sporting trip, but a cycling trip with the possibility of spending several days in the same place.
For this we would need information on what is possible for bikepackers in the UK, if it is easy to find accommodation, if it is easy to take the train with a bike and especially find a nice route for a family.

Could you give us some advice.

Thank you
kind regards

L.D. family from Belgium

The answer

The UK is a wonderful place to go cycling, especially following in the cycle tracks of Yorkshire’s 2014 Grand Départ.

Yorkshire's grand depart overview map

Stage 1: Leeds to Harrogate

Some notable spots to stay along this route would be:

Stage 2: York to Sheffield

Some notable spots to stay along this route would be:

Family-friendly traffic-free cycle paths in Yorkshire

  • Barnsley to Old Moor RSPB Reserve
  • Barton-upon-Humber to North Ferriby
  • Harrogate to Ripley Cycle Route
  • Penistone to Dunford Bridge
  • Sheffield to Rotherham (via Meadowhall)
  • Leeds to Saltaire
  • Bradford Red Bridge Route
  • Spen Valley Greenway

For more information about cycling in Yorkshire, go here.

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