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+44 07468 412201 info@cyclethecotswolds.com

About Cycle The Cotswolds

Cyclers see considerably more of this beautiful world than any other class of citizens. A good bicycle, well applied, will cure most ills this flesh is heir to

Dr K K Doty
Local cycling experts

About Cycle The Cotswolds

We are a team based locally in the Cotswolds and therefore know the area intimately and as we live and breathe the Cotswolds we can offer you insider information and local support.  We have planned and ridden all the cycle rotes ourselves and have built up relationships with all the local accommodation providers to provide you with the best hand-picked lodgings. If you have any problems we are readily available to offer advice and support and you  can relax knowing you will be supporting a local family run business. 

Philosophy

Our Self-Guided Cycle Breaks

Our self-guided cycle breaks take all the pain and hassle out of planning a break yourself, meaning you can just turn up and enjoy the cycling. We book your accommodation which includes a full english breakfast each day, provide quality rental bikes with helmets and panniers, we plan each days cycle and provide you with a detailed tour folder including maps, route notes history of the area and points of interest en-route. All routes are now navigable via a GPS app as well as using the paper copy. When moving between villages we arrange for your luggage to be transferred to your next lodgings. Relax and enjoy the scenery! 

History

About the Cotswolds

A quick look at a Cotswolds map can tell you a lot about English history. Covering an area of roughly 800 square miles (1280 km2) and stretching across six counties (Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Somerset), the Cotswolds truly are a special place. Roughly spanning Oxford and Stratford in the North and the East to Bath and Cheltenham in the south and the West, the Cotswolds first became prominent with the rise of the Wool and textile trade from the 12th to 18th enturies. Many cottages and manor houses remain from this period made from the trademark oolitic honey-tinted Cotswold stone that has become synonymous with the area. In the 19th century, William Morris and his Arts and Crafts Movement drew inspiration from the Cotswolds and to this day a strong arts and crafts tradition can be felt all over the area.

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