Five UK cycling destinations you have to visit this summer

Put these on your list and make sure you've checked them off before the end of the year

(Image credit: Daniel Gould)

Ransack your memory bank for recollections of the depths of winter, and no doubt many cyclists will recall hours spent pedalling indoors, or riding through blizzards - legs powered by the promise of summer sun to come.

With temperatures touching 30°c in the UK, the coming weeks and months are the time to realise those promises - and though we can't deny that destinations overseas bring with them unique delights, the pleasures of our own shores are almost boundless too.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.