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7 May 2013

Cornwall praised in Great British Bike Rides book

The Guardian has recently launched a five-part series dedicated to finding the best bike rides in Britain. Based on a new book published by Dave Barter entitled Great British Bike Rides, Cornwall was the first part of the UK recommended for lovers of cycling staying in dog friendly cottages in Cornwall.

The series features cycle rides which are described as "tough-but-scenic" and Dave Barter graded his adventures in Cornwall as "serious". His route through the county took in some of the county's most beautiful locations, beginning in Mevagissey and passing through Truro, Perranporth, Newquay and Indian Queens before ending up in Mevagissey again. The route follows some of the popular National Cycle Route 3 but also takes in some of the county's back roads and winding lanes.

Although the route is a challenging 63.5 miles, Cornwall is one of the most beautiful parts of the country in which to enjoy a cycle ride, whatever skill level. With plenty of steep hills for serious cyclists and well-kept cycle lanes for families, there is every reason to bring your bike on a holiday to Cornwall.

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