Ozzy really isn’t one for cycling in the UK, it can be very difficult with all his legs. However, the Octopus team do have a few keen cyclists.
The UK is cycling mad these days with two of the worlds best races taking place here (the Tour De Yorkshire in May and the Tour of Britain in September). Cycling in the UK has a whole range of exciting, demanding and beautiful rides to try for the non-professionals among us.
Here’s just a small selection of the rides you can try, regardless of your skill or stamina level:
Scotland has so much to offer all levels of cyclist – checkout www.cycling.scot for loads of info!
Great Glen Cycleway
A stunning mountain bike trip from Fort William to Inverness, travelling through some of the most inspiring scenery by day and sampling great Highland hospitality by night.
Scotland’s Lochs & Glens
Cycle through the landscape of lochs and glens that make up the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park and Highland Perthshire.
Discover the tranquil lochs, purple heather clad hills, majestic castles and delightful accommodation of Scotland’s heartland.
Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley
At Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley, families can cycle through 27 acres of woodlands.
You can follow the Forest of Dean Cycling Association trail, which the CTC classification of cycle trails has graded RED. It offers tricky switchbacks, hairpin bends and rooty drops.
Warning: this trail is for experienced cyclists only with off-road quality bikes [www.forestry.gov.uk/forestofdean]
Norfolk Coast Cycleway
The Norfolk coastline is flat and offers a gentle cycling route even for inexperienced cyclists, including young children.
The Norfolk Coast Cycleway is a network of quiet country lanes and bridleways that offer stunning and varied landscapes.
The trails are not too far away from a village pub, shop or cafe.
If leisure cycling is your thing, then the Norfolk Coast is ideal for you. [www.norfolkcoastaonb.org.uk]
The Camel Trail
Quite possibly our absolute favourite ride of all: The Camel Trail – Padstow to Wadebridge.
This includes the Trevibban Mill Vineyard and cider works.
Cycling and vineyard tour? – yes, please! [www.trevibbanmill.com/wine-tours-tastings]
We’d love to hear about your travels, maybe even see some photos! If you see any of the Ozzy team whilst you’re out, do give us a wave too.