Northern Warwickshire’s Cycling Country
Warwickshire is proud to have hosted a stage in the Ovo Women’s Cycle Tour for 3 years in a row – we certainly have some fine cycling country whatever your level of cycling proficiency.
If you like to potter around away from traffic our country parks are ideal. Try the family friendly routes at Kingsbury Water Park or Pooley Country Park which also has a mountain bike trail.
To help you explore our glorious market towns and countryside there are a number of on-road cycle routes.
The new North Warwickshire Cycle Way (site not yet live due in May) is a 30 mile circular route through villages like Shustoke and Ansley offering plenty of stopping off points for a picnic or a pint. For refreshments try Church End Brewery, the Horse and Jockey, the Rose Inn or the café at Astley Book Farm. Ideal for overnight stays are Hipsley Farm Cottages or Lea Marston Hotel. Interesting heritage stops include Astley Church and Castle. On certain days you can have exclusive access to Arbury Hall.
Nuneaton’s cycling guide has a great combination of traffic free and on-road routes.
We’re also connected to the National Cycle Network with Route 52 taking cyclists from Bedworth to Bosworth through rolling countryside or go south to explore our industrial heritage and Coventry City of Culture then on to the castles at Kenilworth and Warwick.
On the way why not stop off at Chilvers Coton Craft Centre, Bosworth Battlefield or stay at George Eliot’s home at The Griff House
Route 524 links Route 52 and the North Warwickshire Cycle Way meeting near scenic Hartshill Hayes country park.
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