What makes a cycle-friendly hotel?

For anyone looking to indulge in a passion or interest while they're on holiday, it's key to make sure that your accommodation caters to it. For walkers and cyclists, that means storage, a good location and a very high tolerance for muddy boots and men in Lycra!

It's unlikely that most urban, inner-city hotels will have much to offer to the cycling contingent - few would go on a cycling holiday to traverse crowded city roads. Choose somewhere with gorgeous scenery, like the Peak District, the Scottish highlands, the Wild Atlantic Way or the Lake District, where good cycle routes and unforgettable vistas will make it a real treat of a holiday.

It's handy, too, to stay somewhere that serves a hearty breakfast; many cyclists won't want to disrupt their day by stopping en route, and it's vital to have a good breakfast packed with calories and nutrition before getting on the saddle for a day of riding.

Most importantly, somewhere with good storage is key; if you have a valuable bicycle then somewhere secure to store it is probably non-negotiable. A boot room to store muddy or bulky equipment and stop your party from traipsing mud into the hotel is also a good thing to look out for when booking somewhere for a cycling holiday.

If you fancy getting on your bike and heading for the Lakes, the Hawksmoor Guest House offers all these things and much more, making it an ideal base for an active getaway pursuing your passion.

Posted by Hawksmoor Admin