Be part of The Countrywide Great Tour!

Ride around Great Britain's coastline and be part of the Great Tour.

Be part of The Countrywide Great Tour!

A new cycle tour is happening this summer and Cycling UK is looking for riders and volunteers to join us on an awe-inspiring cycle journey around Great Britain’s dramatic and beautiful coastline.

In tandem with Sweetspot, organisers of the Tour of Britain, Cycling UK is launching The Countrywide Great Tour, a circumnavigation of the glorious British coastline. 

Starting in Holyhead on 4 July, the route follows the coast along quiet roads and paths heading up the west coasts of Wales, North-West England and on round the coast of mainland Scotland before heading down South.

The unique route is 6,800 km long and around 50 riders will complete every stage from 4 July to 5 September. However, thousands more will ride one or more of the 64 sections. 

If the full route sounds a bit longer that your usual weekend ride, don’t fear. Cycling UK ride leaders will be leading riders over 64 manageable 100km legs. So why not consider signing up to ride or volunteer at a section of the Great Tour near you?

Celebrating Cycling UK

We’re inviting all Cycling UK members to join us specifically for the legs between Scarborough to Kingston upon Hull on 2 August and Rye to Brighton on 11 August for Cycling UK’s Great ‘Little’ Tour - a celebration of the wider Cycling UK family of cyclists and to help raise funds for Cycling UK's cycling projects.

The Great Tour also offers the opportunity for charities to adopt particular stages to raise funds for their individual causes, and for Cycling UK as the headline charity partner.

You can choose to do either one day, multiple days - or for the brave and inspired - the full 64 continuous days. Riders will be fully- supported with accommodation and meals, luggage carried, bike maintenance and on route repair, post-ride massage alongside the bonhomie of their fellow travellers.

This is a stunning cycling event and route where people of all ages and abilities can easily experience the variety of Britain’s coastline from a truly unique perspective. 

To find out more about the Great Tour by visiting the main website.  



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So where do I find out about the route? Can I just join at any stage or just the specific ones mentioned?

Sam Jones's picture

Hi Stevie,
You can find about the routes on the Great Tour Website: or more about the CTC routes here:

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