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Park Holidays UK in party spirits at 25-year milestone

Park Holidays UK is promising an air of celebration across all of its parks this summer as it marks 25 years of providing happy holiday memories.

Events planned throughout 2014 will include free entertainment with an anniversary theme, plus many special holiday offers in the run-up to the main summer season.Park Holidays UK

These currently include short breaks from £69.00 – a price not wildly different from holiday costs in 1989 when the company opened its first park in Rye, East Sussex.

By contrast, most other prices since then have soared – for 25 years ago, a litre of petrol cost just 50 pence, a pint of beer about the same, and the average house price was £36,000.

Park Holidays UK director Tony Clish says that his group has helped to create a present-day golden age of low-cost park holidays by raising standards and increasing visitor numbers.

The Southern England company today owns 23 high quality holiday parks in seaside locations from Devon in the West to Suffolk in the east – and plans to continue expanding.

The formula of providing superior accommodation and leisure facilities, says Tony, has broadened considerably the appeal of park holidays, so enabling prices to be kept down.

And it’s not only families renting holiday homes who have benefitted. Demand from buyers of caravan holiday homes, Tony reports, has also increased dramatically over the years.

This has strengthened the group’s buying power, and fully furnished and equipped holiday homes made specifically for Park Holidays UK today start from just £6,995.00.

As part of celebrations for its quarter-century milestone, the company has this month declared that it will pay buyers’ 2014 pitch fees on many of its currently available models.

According to Tony Clish, Park Holidays UK has been one of the principal forces for transforming the image of Britain’s holiday parks industry:

Park Holidays UK“Twenty five years ago, low prices often meant a rather average standard of accommodation and a rather unremarkable line-up of facilities and attractions,” he said.

“Our philosophy from the start was to invest substantially in our parks, providing the best possible accommodation, leisure opportunities and entertainment almost regardless of cost.

“We believed this would help expand dramatically the appeal of our product – and as each newly acquired park in turn proved that point, Park Holidays UK continued to grow.

“The group’s commitment to fair pricing and first-class surroundings is still the same today, and I’m certain that there are still many chapters of our success story yet to be written!” added Tony.

Details of the latest anniversary offers, both on holidays and holiday homes available to buy, can be found at www.ParkHolidays.com

Themed Glamping in Scarbourough

3448_DSC02954 3448_DSC02948 3448_DSC04349 3448_DSC00867If you are looking for somewhere traditional, but different this bank holiday, why not head to Pinewood Holiday Park.

Situated within walking distance of Scarborough town centre, (just 2 miles away) Pinewood is the only Wild West themed holiday park in the UK.

There’s Indian Tipis, Cowboy Camping Shacks and Woody’s Western Wagons.

Coming soon are 2 new Cowboy Camping Cabins…..even more spacious.

All the accommodation comes with beds for 4 people and metered electric heating and lighting, and the Wagons even have a kettle, toaster, fridge and microwave.

Visitors are also welcome to bring along their own tent or caravan or motorhome. As Pinewood is open all year round, hard standings are available for caravans and motorhomes.

Dogs are also very welcome and are not charged for.

Scarborough is a traditional seaside resort – in fact the very first seaside resort in the UK. There’s 2 wonderful award winning beaches, a miniature railway, the Sealife centre, Peasholm Park to feed the ducks and ride a swan peddle boat and Europe’s largest Open Air Theatre….to name but a few.

Scarborough is also a brilliant base for visiting so many nearby attractions, such as Flamingo Land, Eden Camp, York, Filey, Whitby and Bridlington.

Pinewood is an award winning family run park, and has been named as ’one of the most family friendly sites in Britain’ as the owners offer 2 free child places in all the themed accommodation, ALL year round, and do NOT increase their rates in school holidays or at peak times.

Prices are from:

  • £7 pppn bringing your own tent/caravan/motorhome
  • £17.50 pppn staying in a Tipi (based on 2 adults & 2 children)
  • £20 ppppn staying in a Shack or Western Wagon (based on 2 adults & 2 children)

 

  • A free souvenir gift pack will also be offered this Bank Holiday
  • Discounted Sealife Tickets available (saving £7.70 per person)

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There is plenty to do at Pinewood

Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Pinewood is very proud to sponsor Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre and guests staying in the themed accommodation can also benefit from discounted tickets.

 

 

Holiday Parks Management Magazine Autumn Issue

Holiday Parks Management Magazine

The brand new Autumn issue of Holiday Parks Management is here. It offers the campsites, caravan Parks and holiday Parks a way of sourcing supplies and products for the up and coming year 2013.

 

 

 

 

It is packed with useful info
Arch EnclosuresArch EnclosuresA pool is undoubtedly the campsites major attraction and is even more so if the pool is enclosed. When it comes to booking one of the questions most often asked of campsites is whether or not they have a covered pool.
For camping enthusiasts who are naturally more inclined to put up with the vagaries of the weather, it’s reassuring to choose an establishment with a covered pool. 


Zip Wire Zipwire - Zip Wire Shop have been specialists in the supply and installation of Commercial and Domestic Zip Wires since being founded in 2008. Our Zip Wires are easy to install and maintain and can be supplied at any length.


CPES Caravan Park Electric SuppliersCPES
Caravan Park Electrical Services Ltd installed 120 card metered bollards with water outlets and stainless steel gullies complete with LED lighting heads. Caravan Park Electrical Services Ltd also installed a total of 55 woodland lights, a product that’s perfect for the rural setting whilst giving the park that quality feel that fits in with the demands of their customers. 


 

M&M Timber 
With over 30 years experience in producing a wide range of Micronized; pressure treated, timber garden products, agricultural fencing, landscaping timbers, play area timbers and amenity products from our strategically located manufacturing centre in rural Worcestershire, we have rightly gained the reputation for supplying high quality innovative products. 


 SLkids.co.uk
IKC’s range of children’s play solutions are compact, modular, scalable, easy to install and can be customised to individual requirements. They offer the simplest, cost effective route to achieving an exciting and captivating play environment for children. Order online today and your chosen solution could be delivered, installed and in use within days! 


Pattersons - This autumn sees the launch of our brand new website! Designed specifically for the holiday park and accommodation sector, our new site makes ordering online quick, simple and convenient.  Brimming with thousands of high quality goods, fantastic deals and outstanding value for money, www.accommodationsupplies.co.uk looks set to change the way you pay!


Re-Bound is Offering superb safety and protection for your play area! Our play area Play Safe lasts for years. Unlike other surfaces, it is unaffected by the weather, avoiding the cost of an annual replacement, and it adds fade resistant colour to your play area all year round!


Tri County Golf- Tri County Golf has been formed as an independent distributor for golf, transportation and utility vehicles from Club Car the world’s largest manufacturer of these products, offering Sales, Servicing and Parts as well as competitive finance packages.



Bushboard- Bushboard Washrooms has over 90 years experience delivering high quality washroom systems at affordable prices and our products are still going strong in hundreds of campsites and holiday parks across the UK.
Our products are available in the sturdiest of materials which can be hosed down for easy cleaning, so you can be sure that your washrooms will work for you all year round!


N10 Pat Testing- Pat testing is one of the many jobs that have to be organised by the busy park owner and here at NG10 testing we specialise in taking this task from you and making your life just that little bit easier.  We will come to your park check and certificate each van do all the paper work all for an agreed  price and on the day you need it doing. Weekends are no problem. 


Gas CageGas Cage- Gas Cylinder Enclosures are now recognised as being essential when considering safe and secure options for storing gas cylinders within any business, construction site, public sector premises or private residence. Site owners and Health and Safety personnel now have a comprehensive online resource thanks to the launch of 


Almeira Ltd Wifi SpecialistsClubHouse -Internet Starter pack
Wi-Fi internet System, self-install  All you need internet service including hardware, software and support. Ideal for a club house or reception location.  Sell vouchers to your guests and earn a fantastic return on your investment. Pack includes:

  • Pre-configured Wi-Fi device
  • Pre-installed Software
  • One year service agreement and support package
  • Phone and email support

Produce an unlimited number of vouchers, letting you keep all the revenue you earn.  


Grundon Waste DisposalGrundon -  Grundon Waste Management provides a full range of waste collection options for holiday parks across the south of England, including water jetting and tanker services for the removal of sewage from cesspits and septic tanks.


The Play Inspection Company was formed in 2004 by four of the most prominent individuals in the play industry. Our aim was to provide a professional nationwide service uniquely covering all aspects of play; Outdoor, Indoor (Fully Enclosed) and Inflatable.


Jungle Plant Displays have spent the last 20yrs producing artificial plants for all areas, Swimming pools t0 give the jungle effect, Restaurant’s, to welcome clients. We offer artificial and living plants all over the country. Please take a look at the website to see the projects we have undertaken. This is a great idea to brighten up any holiday parks and bring that exotic holiday feeling to your visitors 


Bryan Contract Seating-  The flexible approach has enabled them to provide a cost-effective solutions to the specialist seating requirements of all customers.We remain competitive in the holiday park market place as well as catering to all other types of Industries.
As a company thy pride themselves on value for money. 


Proludic Play EquipmentProludic -  ‘Proludic’s outdoor playground equipment generates revenue for holiday parks. Playgrounds aren’t just great facilities for visitors; they are intrinsic to revenue generation helping improve dwell time near retail point of sale and increasing average spend. Specialist play equipment provider Proludic can guide you through ever step in the process, from scoping out a site, right through to design, build and maintenance.’


SHOWS
EAG International 2013- 
Visitors to EAG International Expo 2013, taking place on 22nd - 24th January at Excel London, are fortunate in having at their disposal a wide choice of hotels and other accommodation. According to Karen, the huge choice of hotels can in itself create problems. “There are almost 3000 rooms in the immediate vicinity of ExCel, not to mention the nine hotels at nearby Canary Wharf and Stratford City. 


SHOWS
Spatex Show- 
SPATEX is the Wet Leisure Show that is a not to be missed event for anyone involved in the hospitality leisure business.  If you are looking to install or upgrade a pool or spa on your site then you will be amazed at the many choices available and be given valuable free advice from the experts.  For free of charge visitor registration go to 



Vortex - 
RLMS Sales, in partnership with the Vortex Experience, is pleased to be launching The Vortex at the EAG 2013 show. MD, Phil Boulton “Whilst this is a departure for us in so far as it’s not Coin OP, we see the amazing fit this ‘machine’ has with our existing Customer base. For Holiday Parks it’s ideal. Call RLMS Sales on 0845 6036666



Zingy Flyer - 
RLMS Sales, in partnership with iconic Skill game designer and manufacturer, Supernova Games, are turning their attention to the Holiday Park Sector for 2013, in what they hope will be another strong year for Skill Ball Zingy, the must have Coin Op Skill Game for 2012. Call RLMS Sales on 0845 6036666


UK Campsite Finder - Is one of the leading Online Bookable Websites, offering Over 3500 sites and parks that are listed on the website. UK Campsite Finder offers you a choice for Premium Listing either as a paid yearly listing or a free commission based listing.

Contact Nina 01432 263219 to add your park 

What’s on for The Queens Diamond Jubilee Weekend

For those people that have no idea what happening in June it’s the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. This is a celebration to mark 60 years of the Queen being on her throne.

Good news though as everyone will be given an extended weekend on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th 5th June.

The Queen came to the throne on the 6th of February 1952, but the Coronation didn’t take part until the 2nd of June 1953Queen Elizabeth II at her coronation

Many people will be celebrating in different ways some having street parties in their own towns.
There will be many people taking full advantage of the long weekend and will be taking short breaks away.

Many Campsites and Parks are doing their own thing to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee, from Country and Western Nights to barbecues to campsites street parties.

There will be plenty to do for all the family
The campsites and caravan parks will book up fast so please check out the late availability.
Here are some Parks that are promoting their events and availability now.

The Camping and Caravan Club have organised their own events

Tehidy Holiday Park Conwall

Woodside Lodges Herefordshire

Thriftwood Holiday Park

 

Camping,Touring and Fishing in Staffordshire

Pillaton Hall Farm Campsite offers a bit of everything for the whole family.
Whether you like you lazy days, a bit of adventure, or great hobbies like fishing and cycling.
The views are stunning looking out to Cannock Chase in Staffordshire.
They offer course-fishing pools these are well stocked with quality fish.
The park is close to attraction like Cannock Chase, and Alton Tours, giving you and your kids an abundance of things to do.

Camping and Touring
The Family Friendly Camping and Touring Site
The campsite opens from April- October for a minimum of a 2 night stay on weekdays and weekends.

Facilities include:
Children’s Play area
On-site shop
Well-behaved dogs welcome
Toilet , shower and Elsan Point
Fishing
Pizza Oven
Meat Deliverise from a local butcher
Take Away Deliveries Available
Bike Hire

Fishing

POOLS OPEN FROM 7AM UNTIL DUSK

Course Fishing

Pillaton Hall Farm is home to four well-stocked coarse fishing pools, all enjoying far reaching views over Cannock Chase. Built by the Pearce family in the late 1990′s the pools have been regularly stocked with good quality fish, sourced from some of the oldest lakes in the UK.

The pools are all stocked with a variety of species ranging from 1 inch skimmer bream to 20lb monster carp. All are welcome at Pillaton Pools, young and old; although all children under-16 must be accompanied by an adult for their own safety.

Pillaton Pools’ facilities for disabled fishermen, including purpose-built pathways and fishing platforms combined with its enviable location means that it draws fishermen looking for a good day’s coarse fishing from across Staffordshire including Penkridge and Stafford as well as from Wolverhampton, Stoke-on-Trent and the West Midlands.

The Cherry Pool

This pools was originally built in 1960 as a water holding reservoir for Pillaton Hall Farm and has a stream feeding it. The pool has a pump house and borehole feeding it which, in summer, is used to feed all the other pools and aerate the water during hot periods. The pool is a shallow 3ft at the furthest end from the car park but drops to between 10 – 15ft toward the car park end.

The Dip

The Dip is the largest pool on the site but is also the most open to the elements – so remember to pack some warm clothes for a windy and cold day. Located at the far end of the site the pool has an island in the middle, making it an ideal pool on which to use a feeder. Around the margins waters are shallow running from a 1ft gradually falling away 9 or 10 ft around the island, making it a safer option for children as the margins are shallower than the others. We ask you not to use floating baits if wildlife is present.

The Marl Pit

The smallest pool on the site is The Marl Pit which, while used as a stock pool, also has a good range of larger fish and is the only pool at present to hold ghost carp. The deepest point is in the centre at 6ft with depths of about 3ft around its margins. This is a nice pool for hot days as you have some tree cover on one side, offering welcome shade.

The Chase View Pool

If you fancy a quiet afternoon’s fishing and don’t mind a 5 minute walk, then park on The Dip car park and follow the signs for Pool 4. This pool is only 4 years old but has come on extremely well – as it is a little further from the car park it gets fished less often and the fish are in fantastic condition. The end closest to the gate has a sunken island 2ft below the surface dropping around the sides of the island to about 8ft, which is the average depth of the pool.

Jofli Bear Joins Forces With UK Campsite Finder in a Competition

A Great Chance To Win a Travelling Jofli Bear for the kids or for yourselves 

Jofli Bears wear a backpack containing a journal for families to record memories of their holidays and adventures.  Additional journals and accessories can be added over the years to make Jofli a true life companion who encourages photos and diary entries to record life’s memorable moments.  The journals can be personalised with ‘Christening’ ‘Holiday’ ‘Child’s name’ or any word to name the adventure.  Parents start the journals for younger children, and as they get older they help to create the journals themselves.  A fun way to encourage literacy and creative skills, and an activity that the whole family can get involved with.  The true value of owning a Jofli Bear is seen in years to come when the journals become a priceless keepsake for the family to look back on.

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Camping and Campsite this Easter Holiday

Easter is on its way and with the weather improving daily many are looking for that great getaway.

It will be for most the first real holiday of the season so time to air out the tents and sleeping bags.

Clean out the motorhome and give the caravan a worthy wash down  if it’s been in winter storage.

St Ives Bay in Cornwall West

St Ives Bay in Cornwall West

Many campsites will now be offering seasonal pitches – keep in mind the distance you are prepared to travel. So even though the thought of spending days inCornwall and Devon,surfing on their beautiful beaches, if you need to travel 5-6 hours it may not be so cost effective.

My sister travels 4 hours,  so when we visit her for a holiday the journey can become tiresome as it’s an extra hour from Hereford to Cornwall. :)

The Black and white House in Hereford

I live inHerefordshire and love to travel the coast, so a seasonal pitch would be ideal in Wales e.g Pembrokeshire, Gower Penisula, Swansea, Tenby etc

If inland is more your destination, look for somewhere that has a lot to do in the area, even on those rainy days. If you love walking, Gwynedd is a great start with the Snowdonial National Park just a stones through away.

This Easter why not visit our late availabilities and you may find some parks with special offers, especially if you book at the last minute.

If you fancy a bit of fishing then please follow this link Campsites with Fishing

You can narrow down your criteria by county, town or facilities.

Many kids love the Adventure Holidays as it keeps them occupied whilst the adults relax.

The Holiday Park Groups have some great offers this time of year, so please keep your eyes peeled on Haven Holidays, Park Holiday UK and Park Resorts.

Maybe you are searching for a more luxurious holiday without the hassle of tents or caravans, if this is the case then Glamping will be your thing –  with so many glamping units to choose from such as camping pods, The Log Pod Holidays, Tipi Hire, Yurt Hire, Lodges and Log Cabins.

Don’t forget that many parks are offering special activities for Easter so check out the Events page on the UK Campsite Finder’s website if you’re unsure where to go.

However you choose to spend your Easter break, please have a great time!

From the Campsite Finder Team.

 


Why has family camping become so popular in the UK?

Camping becomes highly popular in the UK

Since the recession hit, people haven’t been able to afford holidays abroad. It is because of this that many families are packing up their tents, collapsible chairs and gas cookers and venturing to different camping spots all over the UK to soak in some areas of natural beauty. Camping trips are cheap and cheerful and are a great chance to be “at one” with nature. Another plus for camping families is the bonding time you get to spend with your loved ones, there’s something more satisfying when you have to cook your own food, gather kindling and slave away trying to get a fire to start, yeah you’ll be huffing and puffing whilst dad gets on he’s old man knees and spends what seems like forever to get it started, but it’s totally worth the wait.

There are some amazing areas of natural beauty in the UK, and some of them are famous for their picturesque views and stunning landscapes. However, some come as a bit of a surprise and even the most hardened of campers will appreciate some of the spectacular parts of nature which aren’t too far from even the biggest of cities. If you’re unsure of where to go with your tent, why not try these places:

  •  Cornwall – A beautiful area bordered with exquisite beaches and beautiful countryside, Cornwall is a great place to take the family for camping. From the buzz of Newquay in peak season to the tranquillity of St Ives on a summer’s evening, it is an ideal holiday destination.
  •  Warwickshire – A county steeped in history and culture, it is not only a great place to sleep under the stars, it is also rich in activities for the daytime – visit the butterfly farm in Stratford Upon Avon, visit Warwick Castle to soak up some historic knowledge, or hire boats for a day on the water!
  • The New Forest – The New Forest itself is a huge area virtually untouched by humans apart from those that walk or cycle through it. A perfect place to ride horses or have picnics, this is Hampshire’s little gem.
  • The Lake District – Hire a boat and sail around one of the many lakes, go hiking, visit the many quaint towns and villages or even go canoeing, fishing or swimming. The west coast of Cumbria even offers beautiful beaches for those who want to relax on the sand.

Fun Things to Do with the Family When Camping
Each camping location across the UK will be able to offer you and your family something different to do. Outdoor activities are an ideal way to spend some quality time with your loved ones and have lots of fun too. Of course, weather in the UK isn’t always pleasant so make sure that you plan plenty of indoor activities too – even if this means staying wrapped up in your tent and playing a card game! Here are a few suggestions which might whet your appetite for adventure:

1.     Light a Campfire

2.     Go Fishing

3.     Do Some Stargazing

4.     Go for Walks

5.     Visit Local Places of Interest (Museums, stately homes, castles, landmarks or maybe even forests!)

6.     Go Swimming (this will depend on weather, location, and whether there actually is somewhere to swim!)

7.     Go on a Bike Ride (you could hire or bring your own)

Camping is great because it is simple – so enjoy the simplicity and start exploring the great outdoors!

This post was written on behalf of Simply Hike the online camping equipment store.



Cycling in Devon and Cornwall on the Tarka Trail and Camel Trail

Bicycles date back to the first half of the 19th century, where they were invented and developed in Germany, they wee originally known as velocipedes and by the turn of the 20th century Birmingham and Coventry in the English Midlands were the home to the majority of Britain’s bicycle trade. The many engineering companies and brands which supported the early bicycle trade, would later pave the way for the development of motorcycles and motorcars.

Since this time, many improvements and inventions have taken place relating to the humble bicycle. Advances in pneumatic tyres, gearing systems, suspensions, calliper and disc brakes, wheels, chains, derailleur systems, bearings, forks and lightweight frames have led to the bicycle becoming an extremely popular and reliable mode of transport on two wheels.

Types Of Bicycle

Today, bicycles are generally categorised as either mountain bikes, road bikes (or racing

A traditional Pashley Bike

bikes), hybrid bikes, touring bikes, BMX bikes and folding bikes.

Mountain bikes are generally rugged in design and can be used for both on-road and off-road cycling, they are usually designed with front and sometimes rear suspension and a good set of gears for steep tracks. Mountain biking can be considered an extreme sport with races, trials and events taking place world wide. Mountain biking is a culture and is an extremely popular hobby which is supported with magazines, mountain bike trails and courses and many rough terrain routes some of which are man made or purpose built through woods and mountains.

Road bikes are only suitable for on-road cycling and is still a popular sport with racing events often taking place over long distances such as the Tour De France. Racing bikes are often very expensive and can be considered specialist bikes due to the very lightweight frames which add to a cyclists speed. They usually do not come with suspension as this can slow a rider down when exerting energy on a smooth flat surface such as the road.

Hybrid bikes are becoming more and more popular with commuters in towns and cities. A hybrid bike will be ideal for on-road and also off-road providing the terrain is not too rough. The wheels are often thinner than a mountain bike but more durable than a racing bike, they are ideal for canal tow paths, forest tracks, roads and light off-road terrain. Hybrids are usually hard tail bikes and they will sometimes come with front suspension which can be locked.

Mountain Bikes For Touring

Touring bikes are similar to Hybrid cycles but they are more suitable for long distances with additional accessories often built in such as luggage racks, panniers and mud guards for wet weather. Tourers are generally designed for comfort.

BMX bikes are often used as stunt bikes and a whole generation grew up on the concept of the BMX in the 1980s. Many towns and cities throughout the world have BMX tracks and half pipes for stunts and competitions. The BMX trade is supported with magazines, competitions and media coverage.

Finally, the folding bicycle is an ideal piece of kit for commuting, or cycling to the train station or even for holidays as the design is intended to be lightweight and to be enable the rider to simply fold it up and carry the cycle when not in use. Fold up bikes are more for town use or on a caravan park or to cycle short distances as they have small wheels and are not ideal for long distance cycling.

Cycle Routes

Britain is covered in a vast network of cycle routesboth on-road and off-road. The main obstacle with cycling around Britain is the danger of motorists. Bicycle sales remain

Tarka Trail Devon

constant which indicates that the pastime of cycling is ever popular, unfortunately, the death rate on Britain’s roads also remains prevalent. Navigating your route on safe quiet roads is worth the research if you’re looking for a good cycle route. Cycling on motorways is forbidden and cycling on dual carriageways is legal but can be highly dangerous as they share the same speed limits as the motorways.

There are dozens of mountain bike trails from the Brecon Beacons to the Yorkshire Dales and beyond.  Routes will vary in difficulty and cycle safety is paramount, a good bicycle helmet is essential for downhill and rocky terrain. Man made mountain bike trails are made up of woodland routes, rocky tracks and generally rough terrain.

Camel Trail Tea Gardens

Mountain bike trails can be researched online or by spending a few pounds on a mountain bike magazine. The same may be said for BMX tracks, a good sports blog will help identify some mountain bike or BMX tracks in your local area.

For longer distance cycle routes ‘Sustrans’ cycle charity is a really useful organisation to join. Sustrans can offer safety advice, best road routes, cycle maps and cycle trails such as the Tarka Trail and Devon Coast to Coast. You’ll also get a newsletter with Sustrans highlighting new routes and cycle events such as Sky Ride which takes place annually.

For those wishing to join a cycling club, there are plenty around the UK and for those wishing to explore the idea of a cycling holiday, a good holiday camp or camp site which is near to some stunning scenery and safe cycle will offer all the facilities needed for a great stay adventure. For the really dedicated cyclist, the Lands End to John o’ Groats route is testing but a great chance to raise money for charity and see some beautiful parts of back-road Britain.

Cycle Shops & Brands

There are plenty of cycle stores both online shops and high street stores where you can browse and choose a great bike.

Popular UK brands are Dawes, Pashley, Raleigh, Orange and Brompton with Reynolds tubing making lightweight racing frames. Popular overseas brands include the likes of Marin, Kona, Trek, Spcialized and Cannondale.

Well known stores include Halfords, Evans Cycles,  Cycles UK, Chain Reaction, Cycle Surgery as well as many internet based stores, high street cycle shops and bike superstores.

Most smaller high street stores such as Evans will offer free advice on bicycle maintenance, road safety, frame sizing and accessories such as lights, bicycle helmets, bicycle pumps. Backpacks, cycle kits and much more.

Cycling is a great sport and hobby, and if you respect the road, cycling can be enjoyed by all ages.

Article written by www.Camping Online UK.