Spend two days and nights in England’s largest ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. Cycle through gorgeous villages and historic market towns, stunning countryside, and enjoy the region’s fine hospitality. A great weekend to relax, indulge, and have fun!
Distances: 28 miles Saturday & 24 miles Sunday.
Terrain: Some countryside hills.
Path/Road: Quiet country roads.
Physical difficulty: Moderate Saturday, Moderate Sunday. Cycling at a medium pace for 4 hours Saturday & 2.5 hours Sunday. Everyone will be assisted but you must be competent on a bike.
You will be staying in comfortable rooms at The Fire Service Training College
Guided by the very experienced Graham Hills. These weekends are not Spice Exclusive so you will meet other people. There are usually around 12 people on each of the weekends, a mixture of Spice and non Spice members.
|Member - Sole Occupancy||£50.00||£250.00 due by 30 Jun 2023|
|Member - Twin Share||£40.00||£200.00 due by 30 Jun 2023|
2 nights accommodation.
2 Continental breakfasts.
1 dinner at a local restaurant.
2 days fully guided cycling.
Basic tool kit carried to undertake minor repairs.
Accident insurance cover.
Trained first aider.
Cycle hire if required £30
One evening meal (Friday)
Lunches and refreshments on Saturday and Sunday
The well-equipped en suite accommodation offers coffee and tea making facilities, TV and free Wi-Fi. We have reserved 6 single and 3 twin rooms
Check in to your room and head to a nearby pub for meet, greet and a socialise.
A grand tour of classic Cotswolds sights. Start off with a short ride and stop in Stow-on-the-Wold. The characterful Market Square is host to many independent shops and eateries.
Continue to two one of the prettiest villages, Lower Slaughter, with its iconic watermill and vintage shop.
Our elevenses stop is in Bourton-on-the-Water, dubbed ‘the Venice of The Cotswolds’ (with good reason!).
After taking in some country sights, a final stop at the stunning Daylesford Organic farm shop. A marriage of great food and stylish design.
Dinner at a local pub or restaurant.
Saddle up and enjoy some cycling along quiet country roads before arriving at the beautiful village of Broadway. Explore the tempting refreshment stops and designer shops along the High Street.
Pedal on towards another classic Cotswolds town, Chipping Campden. Lunch here in one of the many heavenly tea shops.
Finally it’s back to Moreton-in-Marsh to say goodbyes.
For the cycling element of the weekend you need:
Bicycle: If you bring your own bike ensure it is in a roadworthy condition. Check gears and brakes all work or get it serviced. Try and be self sufficient with: a lock, spare inner tube, puncture repair kit, pump, multi-tool, helmet.
You can hire a bike (or ebike) It MUST be pre-booked. This will include a helmet, lock, and spare inner tube.
Cycling shoes, or trainers
Comfortable lightweight trousers or shorts (jeans not advisable as the seams may rub)
Base layer or T shirt (try to avoid cotton, synthetic materials are best)
Fleece or sweater
Waterproof jacket and Waterproof over-trousers
Casual clothes to change into after the cycling
Personal washing kit
Basic first aid – plasters, blister pads, antiseptic cream, etc
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