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Bicycle along the South Coast of England to Cornwall?

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Bicycle along the South Coast of England to Cornwall?

Hi!

We are planning a short bike trip for ca 3 weeks in UK this summer. The plan is to fly in to Gatwick and then follow the coast to Cornwall and Lands End and back. However we are not quite sure if this is a 100% good idea. Is the region too crowded in July-August? What about summer traffic? What about cycle routes? Looking at the internet pictures of the area ,it seems beautiful with lots of sightseeing to do...!

Your comments and thoughts about our little plan is much appreciated! :-)

Christian and Helene 

Sweden

 

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Hi, I did this ride last year

Hi, I did this ride last year and can highly recommend it, although it can be tough going in places.If you can , go via the Isle of Wight, which is beautiful and great for cycling.There are p,entry of Warmshowers hosts, as well as campsites.Make sure you have low gearing,as some of the hills are brutally steep.The roads were busy and very narrow in places, but I had no problems with drivers at all.I rode along the south coast to Lands End, and then back along the north coast, with a great tail wind.Have a great trip.