Pedal into Spring: Unveiling the Best Cycling Routes in the UK!

Pedal into Spring: Unveiling the Best Cycling Routes in the UK!

Spring is again here with the lengthened days; the sun warms your back, and a gentle breeze whispers through the hedgerows. It's the perfect time to dust off your Himiway E-Bikes and rediscover the joy of exploring the UK on two wheels.

At Himiway, we are a brand that is as passionate about cycling adventures as you are, and we know and appreciate the magic of springtime rides. Whether you're cruising along a traffic-free path with the family, tackling a challenging climb with breathtaking views, or simply enjoying a leisurely spin through the countryside, there's a perfect route out there waiting for you. So, dig out your helmets, pump up your tires, and prepare to explore – we're here to guide you through every pedal stroke!

Top Cycling Destinations for Every Kind of Rider

The UK boasts a diverse landscape, from rolling hills and picture-perfect villages to dramatic coastlines and rugged mountains. This incredible variety translates into cycling routes catering to every kind of rider, regardless of your experience level or preferred style. Maybe you're a family looking for a gentle cruise or a seasoned cyclist seeking a heart-pumping challenge; we've got you covered. Let's explore some of the top destinations on two wheels this spring!

Family-Friendly Fun

Spring is a fantastic time to get the whole family on their bikes and explore the great outdoors together. We recommend easy, mostly flat routes with dedicated traffic-free paths, perfect for keeping little legs happy and everyone safe.

A fantastic example is the Camel Trail in Cornwall. This route stretches roughly 28 miles along a disused railway line, offering stunning coastal scenery and a dedicated traffic-free path. The gentle gradients make it ideal for families with children of all ages. Plus, numerous bike hire shops are conveniently located along the trail, and many charming villages offer child-friendly amenities like cafes with outdoor seating and playgrounds. 

Pedal into Spring: Unveiling the Best Cycling Routes in the UK!

Scenic Delights for Leisure Cyclists

Craving a leisurely springtime ride with breathtaking views? The UK has a wealth of scenic routes that promise gentle inclines, picture-postcard villages, and plenty of opportunities to soak up the beauty of the British countryside.

One such gem is the Tissington Trail in the Peak District National Park. This 13-mile trail follows a disused railway line, offering a peaceful and scenic ride amidst rolling hills. The gentle inclines are easily manageable for most cyclists, and the trail is well-maintained with a smooth surface. Along the way, you can explore charming villages like Tissington and Parsley Hay, boasting delightful cafes and traditional pubs perfect for a refreshing pitstop. Look for historical landmarks like the imposing Tissington Hall, a grand country house dating back to the 16th century.

Challenge Yourself: Routes for Avid Cyclists

For the seasoned cyclists among us who are ready to step out with their Himiway Big Dog, spring offers the perfect opportunity to test your legs and conquer some legendary climbs. The UK boasts several challenging routes that reward your efforts with breathtaking vistas and a real sense of accomplishment.

If you're looking for a true test, consider the Bealach na Ba circuit in the Scottish Highlands. This iconic route is renowned for its steep inclines and dramatic coastal views. Be prepared for some serious legwork, but the reward is spectacular – sweeping panoramas of the rugged Scottish coastline that will leave you speechless. Remember, tackling challenging routes like this requires good fitness and experience. Don't be afraid to train beforehand and ensure you're equipped for the terrain.

Essential Spring Cycling Tips from Himiway

With sunshine warming your back and the promise of adventure, it's the perfect time to get back in the saddle. But before you hit the road, let's brush up on some essential spring cycling tips from your friends at Himiway, seasoned cyclists ourselves.

Gear Up for Smooth Riding:

Maybe you’ve kept your Himiway Zebra in hibernation all winter. Just like waking yourself up from a good night's sleep, it's wise to give it a thorough check-up before venturing out. We recommend a quick service at your local bike shop or a DIY inspection if you feel handy. Check your tire pressure – those winter chills might have caused your 26" x 4" Kenda fat tires to deflate, and you sure want it perfect for rough riding. Ensure your Tektro 180MM hydraulic brakes are sharp and responsive and that all gears shift smoothly. A well-maintained bike is a safe and enjoyable bike!

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Dress for the (Changeable) Occasion:

Spring weather can be a fickle beast, throwing sunshine, showers, and cool breezes your way all in one ride. Here's where layering becomes your best friend. Opt for breathable base layers that wick away moisture and pack a lightweight waterproof jacket for surprise downpours. Don't forget gloves – those morning rides can still have a bite! Remember, removing layers is always easier than wishing you had them.

Pack Smart, Ride with Confidence:

Being prepared is vital to a smooth and enjoyable ride. Here are some essentials we at Himiway never leave home without:

  • Spare inner tube and pump: Punctures happen, even to the best of us. Be prepared to fix a flat quickly and get back on the road with a spare inner tube and a reliable pump.
  • Multi-tool: A trusty multi-tool can be a lifesaver on the go, allowing you to make minor adjustments or tighten loose bolts.
  • Snacks and hydration: Spring rides can work up an appetite! Pack energy-boosting snacks like nuts, fruit, or energy bars. Don't forget a refillable water bottle—staying hydrated is crucial, especially on warmer days.

Fuel Your Adventure: Delicious Stops Along the Way

Let's face it: conquering those hills and soaking up the scenery takes energy! Here at Himiway, we know the importance of staying hydrated and fueled on your rides. Just like topping up the tank on your car, your body needs the right resources to perform at its best.

Hydration is Key:

Spring sunshine might feel glorious, but it can also lead to dehydration. Pack a refillable water bottle and take regular sips throughout your ride. Consider investing in a hydration pack on longer rides – it allows easy water access without stopping.

Pack Smart Snacks:

Hunger pangs can put a serious damper on your cycling adventure. We recommend packing some energy-boosting snacks to stabilize your blood sugar levels and your legs pedaling strong. Think of nuts, dried fruit, or energy bars – all lightweight and easy to stash in your backpack or jersey pockets.

Pit Stops with a Purpose:

Many popular cycling routes boast charming villages and towns along the way. These aren't just scenic distractions but perfect opportunities to refuel and refresh! You can pull up to a quaint village pub and enjoy a refreshing pint and a delicious pub lunch – the ideal way to recharge your batteries and soak up the local atmosphere. Alternatively, many cafes offer cyclists a warm welcome with tempting pastries and energizing coffee. Check out restaurants and pubs with bike racks – a sure sign they cater to cyclists.


Springtime in the UK offers a truly magical experience for cyclists. With longer days, vibrant landscapes, and endless exploration routes, it's the perfect time to dust off your bike and rediscover the joy of exploring on two wheels. So, what are you waiting for? Get out there, breathe in the fresh air, and create lasting memories exploring the beauty of the British countryside. And for those seeking an extra boost to conquer those hills, explore our range of e-bikes on our website.