Circular cycle route
For those looking for longer road cycle distances (90 miles), this is the perfect route for exploring the North Cotswolds, South Warwickshire and Worcestershire, passing by Warwick Castle, Coughton Court and numerous quaint villages along quiet roads where possible. We chose to start the cycle from Broadway however as it’s a circular route you can start from anywhere!
The ride begins with the steep climb up to Snowshill where we then pass Cotswold Lavender and their lavender themed cafe onto the Cotswold villages of Blockley (and their great cafe), Ebrington, Ilmington and Alderminster.
A favourite haunt for cyclists is the Garden Shed Cafe in Wellesbourne, particularly busy on a Sunday morning and you’ll be sure to bump into fellow cyclists. Likewise another favourite for riders (and if you’d like to extend the route further) is Gilks’ Garage Cafe – a firm favourite of mine!
From Wellesbourne we head onto the city of Warwick famous for it’s castle, quaint shops and Tudor streets. After a shop diversion here it’s onto the Roman town of Alcester where a mention must always be made to Orangemabel, a must for those into their cakes, offering decant flavours and a large outdoor seating area (bike friendly).
We continue east to the villages of Coughton and Feckenham before heading south to the pretty Worcestershire Lenches (Rous, Church and Sheriff’s). It’s then a short stretch of the A44 before turning left into the riverside village of Fladbury over the Jubilee Bridge.
On the final leg of the route we pass the market town of Evesham, famous for it’s asparagus and more recently known as the home of Buongiorno Cafe, an Italian owned/themed cafe serving exellent pasta, pizza, cakes and pastries (try their devine cannoli).
The final 5 miles see us heading through the quiet villages of Aston Somerville and Childswickham before arriving back in beautiful Broadway, where if you’re looking for a post cycle sugar or caffeine fix, I highly recommend Leaf & Bean which can be found on the village green.