Charlecote Loop

Sunday 3rd August 2014 at 10.00am This is what time the ride will set off. It’s best to get to the starting point at least 15 minutes beforehand to avoid missing the start.

Starting Point & Postcode
Warwick Racecourse Carpark Hampton Road CV34 6HN
Overall Duration On a long ride, it’s sometimes good to have a little break in the middle, or maybe a catch up at the beginning or end to keep it sociable. This means that the overall ride duration may be longer than the actual cycling time.
3 hours 0 mins  (2 hours 15 mins cycling)
Bike Type You probably don’t want to drag your road bike across bumpy trails. Maybe you want to make the most of the suspension on your mountain bike. This helps you match your ride to your bike.
Mountain Bike, Hybrid (off road tyres), Hybrid (road tyres), Road 
Suitable for Child Trailers
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders


What other riders think of this route

Sky Ride Local in Warwickshire

Join us on some amazing rides, created in association with our friends at the National Trust. Make the most of some beautiful countryside, and great facilities for cyclists.

If you're fairly confident on your bike and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, our Steady rides are ideal. At a comfortable pace, and possibly with some modest hills along the way, rides take place on mainly quiet roads with plenty of sights along the way. Rides are between 6 and 20 miles long, at a moderate pace of between 7 and 10 miles an hour.

This scenic 18 mile ride is a great excuse to spend a couple of hours exploring the beautiful Warwickshire Countryside. We begin at Warwickshire Racecourse and ride south through Longbridge and over the M40 bridge, waving goodbay to the urban noise and saying hello to the quiet countryside. Forking past Sherbourne Park we cycle down Fulbrook Lane, meandering and rolling through the fields and past the woods towards the quaint setting of Hampton Lucy. Crossing over the River Avon we enter Charlecote and the glorious grounds of Charlcote Park for a refreshment in an idyllic setting surrounded by wildflowers, lambs and fawns.Just down the road we pass the Wellbourne Mountford Airfield and the Avro Vulcan XM655. The Vulcan can taxi along the runway however due to the short length of the runway it cannot take off, so it is considered grounded. We meander through Wellesbourne and Newbold Pacey continuing on the quiet country lanes enjoying the scenery. At Oakley Wood we turn back towards Royal Leamington Spa through Barford and picking back up the cycle lane at Sherbourne Park back to the racecourse.

For more information on Charlcote please click on the link below.

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
Please bring equipment with you to repair punctures, Ride Leaders are there to help but are not responsible for your bike.
All rides leave at the time stated you must arrive early Ride Leaders will not wait. 

Car Parking
Yes, at Warwick Racecourse, Hampton Road. Charges apply.
Nearest Train Station
Warwick Parkway Railway Station, 2miles away 

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Gareth Somers
    Gareth Somers Hello 'Sky Riders' I came back to cycling some several years ago starting with an eight mile Sunday morning ride. This was to get fit for my first thirty two mile charity ride. Then I truly got the bug, and I joined the Skyride Team in 2013. I love to see the enjoyment people get, both young and old, from getting out on their bikes and exploring the countryside. I hope you enjoy your 2015 Skyride as much as the ride leaders do, we are all looking forward to seeing and spreading the word of how much fun cycling can be. Lets hope the sun shines this summer on our Sky Rides in 2015. Ride safe, Gareth
  • Nicholas Skinner
    Nicholas Skinner Hi I'm Nick, I started riding at the age of 5 and have never looked back. Well only when about to make a turn that is. I ride to work and around the local Warwickshire country side most weekends and would love you to join me and British Cycling on a Go Sky Ride. Whether you’re a first timer, returning and we've all been there too, or a regular cyclist, See you all soon
  • Angela  Smith
    Angela Smith Hi, I am mostly a leisurely cyclist, I like to get out into the local countryside on two-wheels to blow the cobwebs away. I also cycle around town for work and shopping. I am looking forward to helping to lead some Sky Rides in Warwickshire in 2013!

Rider Comments on the Route

  • Stella Coton Monday 22nd September
  • Angela Dakin Friday 12th September
  • ALEX WILSON Sunday 7th September
  • martin towers Sunday 7th September a very nice scenic route out from warwick taking in charlecote park, hampton lucy and barford, i would definitely do this route again.

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