Lacock - Cotswold Cycle 3 of 3 - BH Weekend
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Today's cycle is a fairly relaxing 50km bimble through Wiltshire/Cotswolds to the quintessential Lacock Abbey country house and village. It's the kind of place that features on the front of a posh tin of biscuits (the chocolate or shortbread variety). Dig in the bottom of your wallet and bring along your National Trust membership card.
The cycle is along mostly quiet country lanes in a loop, starting in Sherston and the halfway point is Lacock. Lunch will probably be at Lacock or a country pub on route. If not a National Trust member, entry to the house is £14.50 (annual membership is £72).
According to Wikipedia "The village has been used as a film and television location, notably for the 1995 BBC production of Pride and Prejudice and the 2007 BBC production of Cranford. It also made brief appearances in the Harry Potter films Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and in the spin-off film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald."
Why are we starting in Sherston? The reason is because it's convenient for your intrepid leaders.
If you are making a weekend of it, some possible accommodation is listed below:
- The Holdford Arms - Camping & Glamping
- Tobacconist Farm - Camping
- More pubs then you shake a stick at on Bookings.com
- Lots of nice rooms on Airbnb
Proposed route is here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30599125
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What to bring
Bike: a road bike
National Trust Card
Helmet: OutdoorLads requires you to wear one
Clothing: lightweight and layered, colourful and/or reflective clothing will make you more visible to other road users
Footwear: suitable for your bike and pedals
Gloves: cycle gloves help avoid blisters, and are good in the cold
Punctures: spare inner tube, bike tyre pump and tyre levers
Tools: any special tools that your bike needs
Small snacks: such as chocolate or energy bars
Plenty of water: in bottle/s on your bike or in a daysack/bladder
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Eye protection: avoid getting grit or insects in your eyes, sunglasses are OK if they are not made of glass and not too shaded
Bike lights: be seen and safe - as we may be finishing late please have a front and back light.
Storage: small day-sack or a bag on your bike
Mobile Phone: keep it in a waterproof bag for use in emergencies
Food & drink
As it is a “Will Cycle” there will be plenty of opportunity to buy cake and nibbles on route. Lunch will likely be at a pub or in Lacock.