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March 2018
Scenic cycling through breathtaking rural England Nestled cosily in a patchwork of green meadows, winding valleys and ancient forests lie the idyllic villages of the Cotswolds. These little communities are so picture-perfect that they are often used by film companies. It’s quaint English beauty features in movies such as Bridget Jones’ Diary and Pride and Prejudice, as well...
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The Tour de France has reignited Britain’s love of cycling and there has never been a better time to take a bike tour here Britain has gone cycling mad, the wake of the Tour de France has left the public obsessed with bike riding – from high-level competitions to a quiet country ride, England is...
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The Cotswolds region is not only picturesque and perfect for cycling but is also full of history, offering you an unforgettable bike holiday. And intertwined within these historic trails are the famous characters that help to bring it to life. WINSTON CHURCHILL LEGENDARY ORATOR, GREAT STATESMAN, EMPIRE BUILDER AND ARTIST In 1874 Winston Churchill was born into...
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The Ultimate Cotswold Cycling Tour – the Iconic and Unique, Cotswold Classic “It’s all about that moment when you are at one with your bike, the surroundings, the group that you are travelling with and then the knowledge that you have another 5 days!” A direct quote from one of our guests on our Cotswolds Cycling tour...
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Glorious weather, excellent guides and gorgeous countryside all made for some very happy cyclists. We have truly kicked off our season in style; our first Active England tours have been thoroughly enjoyable. And it’s been far more than just cycling – we’ve made friends and created lasting memories as we’ve travelled along quiet country roads,...
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Capability Brown: the father of ‘gardenless’ landscapes Landscape architect, designer and creative genius; Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown’s work is synonymous with English gardens and was a man in demand throughout the 18th century, and we visit two examples of his landscapes on our bike tours. Hard working, constantly busy but with a habit of not always...
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WITH YOU AT EVERY TURN OF THE PEDAL Renowned for their wealth of experience, great sense of humour and boundless enthusiasm, our guides are hard working and a credit to Active England. Ian and Geraint have worked with us at Active England for many years. Friendly, local and passionate about cycling – for both, the...
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On an Active England cycle tour, you will be able to sample some of this country’s best cuisine in the loveliest of locations. A tasty cream tea, a hearty pub lunch, real local ales, or delicious evening dining – the food and drink on our bike tour is hard to beat. CREAM TEAS AND CAKE England’s...
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Half-Timbering, Shakespeare, and Ye Olde Inns The most notable architecture in Stratford-upon-Avon is half-timber work, where buildings have an exposed wooden framework, with the rest typically filled with brick, plaster or wattle-and-daub. A BRIEF HISTORY OF HALF-TIMBERING Half-timbering was common in China and Japan and became especially popular France, Germany and England in the 15th...
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Active England invites you to experience our graceful gardens and explore our botanical diversity with us. The beautiful gardens of England are the perfect escape from the busy bustle of everyday life; a green and glorious heaven. And The Cotswolds are fortunate enough to have some of the most splendid landscapes the country. As you...
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