These unspoilt regions of the UK are a cyclist’s paradise with dramatic seascapes, rugged mountains, picturesque villages and lush green valleys – criss-crossed by a maze of peaceful lanes with hardly a car in sight. Each day we do a moderately-paced 35 to 40-mile main route, returning to the same venue every evening. Short cuts and longer detours are available on most days, so you can choose how far you ride – anything from 30 to 60 miles depending on how you feel. Specially designed maps and route sheets allow you to cycle at your own pace, either with a group or on your own if you prefer. We all meet up at lunchtime hostelries and afternoon tea stops; and perhaps to explore a historic site, admire a view, or go for a swim. Each beano is based at a brilliant venue including a medieval manor house, a Georgian mansion, and a comfortable eco-centre with its own lake and the best view from a bike shed ever! Ace cooks provide delicious vegetarian cuisine. Home-grown organic fruit & veg, Fairtrade, and local produce are used whenever possible. You don’t have to be a vegetarian to enjoy a beano, lots of non-veggies keep coming back because they like our food (meat and veggie meals are available at the lunch stops). Bicycle Beano Cycling Holidays is Jane Barnes & Rob Green and 2010 is our 29th season. So join us on a beano, relax and enjoy.