I start a new job on 21 August and am taking a month off beforehand, and want to get on the bike and see a bit more of Britain. It will be my first time touring on the bike and at this stage I’m going lone soldier but if anyone wants to join me for all or part then you’re more than welcome.
I’ve decided, loosely, on heading up to Scotland via the Lake District and Hadrian’s Wall.
I’m looking to get a nice balance between some good riding roads, spectacular scenery, nice people to meet and things to see and do. Is that too much to ask?
I don’t want to spend all my time on the bike, so am looking to do around 250 - 300 miles a day. I have around 10 days in which to do it all, in early August.
What I’d really appreciate some help with is:
Suggestions for the best places to visit - should I stick to one side ie. East or West coast, or will I be able to get round the lot? I like the idea of heading over to one of the islands if possible.
Recommendations for biker friendly (and reasonably priced) places to stay. (Will I need to book in advance or can I just wing it day to day?)
Things not to miss and must do’s.
Recommendations of good riding routes for the route outlined above.
All advice/suggestions gratefully received.