Get on your bike, take in the stunning surroundings and stop to explore the remnants of the UK’s fascinating history.
In Northumbria, learn about the history of the three kings (one of whom appears in Shakespeare’s Macbeth) that have their final resting place at Tynemouth Castle. Follow traces of the ancient Roman wall built by emperor Hadrian as you cross England by bike. Get a better insight in the life of Queen Victoria at her summer residence on the Isle of Wight. In Cornwall, visit industrial heritage at the tin mines that you may know from the Poldark series. Or, find out about the Jacobite risings during the 17th & 18th centuries and why they are one of the most important periods in Scottish history.
A UK bike tour is filled with constant surprises and fascinating glimpses into the past and how the land shaped life across it - and vice versa. Choose below from only the best itineraries that combine cycling with British history.