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Where to stay in the Cotswolds?

PlodderDPlodderD Posts: 10
edited May 2019 in Tour & expedition
So, last week in May my Daughter is off with her Mum to Menorca, Wife does n’t want to go anywhere as her daughter is in the middle of GCSE’s. Thinking about going somewhere flat-ish with nice scenery (I live NW of Cambridge) and the Cotswolds is a possibility. Anybody know anywhere bike friendly to stay, ideally not too expensive and in the north east of the region?

Anywhere else I should be considering?

Thanks,
David

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  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,443
    Cotswolds are not flat-ish, especially compared to Cambridgeshire. Plenty of lovely cycling, but a lot of up and down
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    Not sure Cotswolds and not too expensive belong in the same sentence either...

    Norfolk's flatter and cheaper

    I'm in Newmarket and I'm headed to the N. Yorks Moors to find some climbs
  • crakercraker Posts: 1,739
    No shortage of accommodation in the north Bristol area, eg Almondsbury Interchange Hotel is just off the M5 with the Cotswolds a stone throw away, or the Wye Valley just over the bridge.
  • Taylor1968Taylor1968 Posts: 16
    Cotswolds are not flat-ish, especially compared to Cambridgeshire. Plenty of lovely cycling, but a lot of up and down

    Ok, was comparing to like Snowdonia, Yorkshire or Scotland.
  • Taylor1968Taylor1968 Posts: 16
    keef66 wrote:
    Not sure Cotswolds and not too expensive belong in the same sentence either...

    Norfolk's flatter and cheaper

    I'm in Newmarket and I'm headed to the N. Yorks Moors to find some climbs


    Thanks, Fakenham is on the list :-)
  • Taylor1968Taylor1968 Posts: 16
    craker wrote:
    No shortage of accommodation in the north Bristol area, eg Almondsbury Interchange Hotel is just off the M5 with the Cotswolds a stone throw away, or the Wye Valley just over the bridge.

    Thanks, this is a bit far away, hence my request for NE Cotswolds, but appreciate the input.
    (I have considered this carefully as it would include a trip to the Rapha Archive store!).
  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,369
    If you are talking about the Shepton store then you could do Somerset - everything from pan flat on the levels to steep climbs up to the Mendips or Quantocks as well as lots of lumpy country lanes.
    Shepton is a bit of a dump but near Wells or Glasto which is interesting for tattoos, beards and crystals (the festival site is nearer to Shepton).

    Edit - sorry, I missed the NE Cotswolds bit.
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,443
    There's a YHA youth hostel just outside Stratford on Avon... it's a nice building and they do breakfasts too

    https://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/yha-stratford-upon-avon
  • PlodderDPlodderD Posts: 10
    There's a YHA youth hostel just outside Stratford on Avon... it's a nice building and they do breakfasts too

    https://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/yha-stratford-upon-avon

    Looks lovely, sadly full :-(
  • laurentianlaurentian Posts: 1,890
    Air B n B has always worked for me and the good lady when looking for Bike Friendly accommodation whilst touring. See where you want to stay and just search Air B n B in the area. Dead easy and the "one to one" booking means that you can check the cycle-friendliness. As most are in peoples houses, they are usually able to accomodate your bike somehow and, on a tour of SE Ireland, every single place we stayed laundered our bibs and jerseys. I'd be surpeised if there aren't dozens of suitable places in the cotswolds
    Wilier Izoard XP
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