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Cycling Routes

Please see below Strava links to a number of routes produced by Long Leg Tours. Most of these routes have been used in Long Leg Tours events. These routes have been risk assessed however roads & conditions change so these routes should only be used as a guide. If you ride any of the route and they are no longer accurace please let us know by emailing info@longlegtours.co.uk and we will update them.

Route of the Month

Peaks ups and downs 54 mile loop -https://www.strava.com/routes/15604675

A good place to start this route is in the small town of Bakewell as it has various car parks. This route has a number of very tough hills including the famous Winnats Pass. The scenary is epic with great views along the ride. Just slightly off the route is the town of Buxton this is a great place for cake and coffee or just to have a bottle of the famous Buxton water.

Best of the rest

North Norfolk coastal loop - 37 miles - https://www.strava.com/routes/15628466

This ride start at the Sandringham estate which is the Norfolk retreat for the Queen, you may well be luck enough to spot some of the royals as its visted a number of times each year. This route heads north east along quite roads into Burnham Market. It the heads towards the coast through old Hunstanton past the sand dunes along the seal front and finally back to the Sandringham visitors centre. The Sandringham visitors has a great cafe with lots of food and drinks on offer. I would avoid this route on a bank holiday weekend as the roads can get busy.

Tour De Cambridge 51 Mile Loop - https://www.strava.com/routes/13009476

A good place to start this ride is in the village of Fulbourn which is just south of Cambridge. If you ride in an anti-clockwise direct you will soon be heading south and along a number of quite rural roads. As you head further south and into a small village called Radwinter you will then find yourself on part of the route used in 2014 for the worlds most famous cycling race, you can check your Strava times against the pro's. A great place to stop for a coffee is in the idylic villge of Finchingfield. As you head back north you will be riding across the rolling hills.

Flats of the Fens - https://www.strava.com/routes/12281582

The route starts in the small town of Chatteris in the fens of East Anglia. A good place to park is in the small car park behind Budgens supermarket. This route may be flat but riding in the fens can be challenging as you cant espace the head winds. This route can also be very fast with lots of quiet roads. If you head in a anti-clockwise direction you will pass through Manea, Christchurch, Upwell and then into the town of March which is a great place to stop for a coffee.

Snowdon loop 52 miles - https://www.strava.com/routes/11819101

The ride starts and finishes at Capel Curig in North Wales. If you head in an anti-clockwise direction you will soon start a steep climb to Pen-y-Pass which is the start of a number of walking routes to the summit of Mt Snowdon. Once passed Pen-y-Pass you decent in to a spectacular valley with Snowdon on your left hand side. You will soon arrive in Llanberis which is a tourist hotspot and the start of the Snowdon railway. Carry on into the town of Caernarfon which is a great place to stop for a coffee. You will now start to head south east and along some great quite roads before coming into Beddgelert where you now the opportunity to see the other side of Snowden. After leaving Beddgelert you will now start heading back north east direction and pass by a number of lakes before arriving back at Capel Curig.

St Ives to Cambridge and back via the guided bus cycle way - https://www.strava.com/routes/11554243

The ride starts and finishes in the market town of St Ives, near Waitrose. If you head in an anti-clockwise direction you will soon pass through a number of small villages and will end up in the great city of Cambridge. Cambridge is famous for its universities and you will pass a number on this route. As you start heading back out of the city you will come across the cycle path that is traffic free for 15 miles, this runs alongside the guided busway and takes you right back to St Ives. There are a number of car parks near the start of the route.

Oundle 52 mile loop - https://www.strava.com/routes/11288662

The ride starts and finishes in the historic town of Oundle, near a great little cafe called Beans. If you head in an anti-clockwise direction you will soon pass through a number of small villages including Alconbury. As you start heading back north you will notice how many of the building are built of stone. There are a number of car parks near the start of the route.

Peaks 55 mile loop - https://www.strava.com/routes/11288406

This ride start and finishes at the Peak Shopping Village, Rowsley, DE4 2JE. This route has got great views of the Peak District which is a fantasic place to ride. Enjoy the climbs and take care on the decents.

Chiltern Hills 55 mile loop - https://www.strava.com/routes/10861282

This ride starts and finishes at Link Road car park, HP16 9AE in the village of Great Missenden. It takes in a number of good veiws including the Dunstable Downs. The Anglers Retreat in Marsworth could be a stopping point. Once back at Great Missended there is a number of cafes and coffee shops.

Great Barford 60 mile loop - https://www.strava.com/routes/10861445

This ride starts and finishes on the outskirts of Great Barford, Bedfordshire. There is a number of places to park in the village. The route heads south finally arriving in the small village of Whitwell which is a great place for a coffee and cake. When heading out of Whitwell you may be lucky enough to spot some Red Kites.

Wow what a great day the signage on the route was spot On! Lovely weather too! Thanks Simon!!!!

Rob

Great ride, many thanks. Very well organised, signposting was clear and safe, water points were appreciated, home cooked food was delicious, goody bag had loads of useful stuff, great humour, friendly fellow riders, great route in lovely countryside and quiet roads, and it only took me about three days to recover! My son and I loved it.

Keith Hick

I really enjoyed the Slepe Morning Sportive – really well organised and with a fantastic break stop. I had no problems with signing in, the stewards were really friendly and the route was well marked.

Nicola

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