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France’s five best cycling routes

France’s five best cycling routes

Our friends at Hostelling International have put together this awesome guide to cycling routes in France. Why not treat yourself to a holiday pedalling across the border?

Family Cycling - The Myths

Family Cycling - The Myths

Many people still assume that cycling is only for their children to whizz around the streets, or for those semi-professional riders who are committed to riding long distances, wearing their tight fitting lycra and riding an expensive carbon framed racing bike!

People tend to forget that cycling is primarily a method of transport to get from A-B and can be done at all levels, involving the whole family from a very young age.

Spotlight on YHA Hawkshead

Spotlight on YHA Hawkshead

Want to add colour to your Lake District break? YHA Hawkshead has our biggest choice of camping and cabins in Cumbria - great news for glampers. This peaceful Regency-style hostel overlooks Esthwaite Water and is perfect for relaxing family breaks. We've got our own bike hire scheme, sit in the heart of Beatrix Potter country and have fab access to Grizedale Forest's epic mountain biking trails.

Spotlight on YHA Stratford-upon-Avon

Spotlight on YHA Stratford-upon-Avon

To hostel, or not to hostel? Sigh no more ladies and gents; YHA Stratford-upon-Avon lets you explore the historic town for a mere trifle. Just two miles from the birthplace of Shakespeare, our Georgian mansion is perfect for family breaks and school trips. Visit Warwick Castle, catch a performance by the Royal Shakespeare Company, or make merry at Hemmingford's Bar and Restaurant with our fun in-hostel events.

Springtime news from YHA Earby

Springtime news from YHA Earby

YHA Earby is a small hostel with a big heart! If you’ve never visited this country cottage near the Yorkshire Dales, you’ll be surprised at how much goes on here. Here are some highlights from the spring edition of “Glen Cottage Diary” – a newsletter from Friends of Earby Youth Hostel.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Blaxhall

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Blaxhall

Need a lesson in loving the great outdoors? YHA Blaxhall is a former village school, surrounded by nature reserves and with its own green credentials. We're 7 miles from the sea and whether you're a cyclist, wildlife watcher or history buff, there’s lots to do.

Visit the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, discover the Anglo-Saxon secrets of Sutton Hoo or get active with your family.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Hartington Hall

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Hartington Hall

YHA Hartington Hall is a treasure in itself - a Jacobean manor with an atmosphere to die for. It may be steeped in history, but this glorious building is bursting with things to do.

The hostel sits in the middle of three Peak District towns, hosts its own music and beer festival, and has cycling routes from the doorstep. Or if you're planning to tie the knot, we make a magnificent wedding venue for a great price.

YHA Hawkshead goes Electric Bike

YHA Hawkshead goes Electric Bike

As part of the YHA Green Spirit plan, one of our aims is to encourage more cycling at our hostels. Some amazing work has already been done in improving cycling facilities in the Peak District, with new cycle sheds and tool stations appearing at many of our locations. You can read more about our investment and new cycling facilities here.

Changing Gear - YHA invests £270,000 in cycling facilities

Changing Gear - YHA invests £270,000 in cycling facilities

The future is two-wheeled. Here at YHA we’ve always worked hard to make our hostels the perfect fit for active travellers, and we’re delighted to announce that we’re investing a total of £270,000 in creating new and improved cycling facilities at dozens of our most bike-friendly properties.

The money – of which £161,500 came from the Peak District National Park Authority – is going directly towards providing cyclists of all ages with even more reasons to get out and explore.

Ironbridge cyclist's national clarion call!

Ironbridge cyclist's national clarion call!

October sees cyclists from all over the UK coming together to celebrate the joy and passion of cycling. The National Clarion Cycling Club will be holding their Autumn get together in Coalport from 16-18th October 2015. The Ironbridge Clarion Cycle Club will be hosting the event with over 100 people attending and enjoying cycling in and around Ironbridge, Telford and Shropshire.

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