British cyclists have had a great run in the 2016 Olympics already, walking home with several medals between them.
Indeed, both Laura Trott and her fiancé Jason Kenny took home the gold medals in the omnium and keirin contests respectively. Trott’s award was her fourth Olympic gold, while Kenny has now equalled Sir Chris Hoy’s record of six gold medals.
In total, GB has achieved 12 medals in the velodrome, showing just how talented its cycling team are, with every one of its ten athletes winning at least one accolade since the Games began on August 5th.
While you might not be of Olympic standard, these fantastic achievements could inspire more people to dust off their bicycles and head outdoors once again.
Northumberland, in particular, is home to a wide range of beautiful cycling paths and is one of the most accessible and beautiful parts of the UK for bike enthusiasts.
You will find rolling hills, picturesque villages, fantastic coastal areas and plenty of historic sites to cycle around, so whether you want to practice your skills or use the sport as a means to soak up the scenery, the choice is yours.
Northumberland has five long-distance cycling trails, including Hadrian’s Cycleway. This 174-mile route along the Hadrian’s Wall is fantastic for both fitness and history lovers, as you get to see a variety of roman sites and take in the mesmerising greenery of northern England.
The Sea-to-Sea Route is also a good choice, being the UK’s most popular long-distance cycling route. This path travels 136 miles and crosses through four counties in England from Cumbria in the west to Northumberland in the east, allowing cyclists to really challenge themselves when it comes to cycling.
Of course, if you plan on a long cycling trip, don’t forget to book your guest house in Northumberland so you can enjoy a restful place to stay after a tiring day on your wheels.