Stunning roses in a beautiful garden on our #cycle #tours Try our #Herefordshire #gardens #cycling #holiday https://ift.tt/2tfFGAc @milebrookhose

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Amazing #bluebell display in #Mortimerforest on #MortimerTrail this May. Book a #walking #holiday in May 2019 from https://ift.tt/2JnbEjP trail #ludlowhour #herefordhour #bluerememberedhills #AEHousman #savemortimerforest

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Just sheared our first sheep, it took the whole family, sheep nuts, a very patient sheep called Sorrel and a pair of dressmaking scissors (and a bit of rooing) 4 more Shetlands to do…

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Thank you to our cycling holiday customers for our 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Thanks to everyone, who has taken time to post a review on TripAdvisor or Google.  We really, really appreciate it!

Here’s our latest review (find out more about this cycling holiday)

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and we have earned our fourth  TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

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Read our Trip Advisor reviews then come on a cycling holiday.

 

 

 

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The Times – Country House Cycle Escapes

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Just featured in Saturday’s Times Travel supplement – our favourite hotel for our cycling customers; The Castle Hotel in Bishops Castle.  Featured in two of our Country House Cycling Holidays; Country House cycle tour and our Slow Food Cycle Tour.  Great accommodation and Food.  #CastleHotel #BishopsCastle #Shropshire #cycling

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The Telegraph Top 15 Cycling adventures with a great pub included

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#TheTelegraph has just published a list of its top cycling adventures with a great pub,… and we are very pleased that #SimonThurston has included a trip to our local pub, The Sun Inn at Leintwardine in Mortimer Country.  You can do this trip, by hiring a bike from our base or the complete trip on our Ludlow Country Estates cycle tour.  Mortimer Country, on the borders of Shropshire and Herefordshire has some great pubs…real traditional country pubs, serving the local community and visitors, and to go with it lots of great locally brewed beer (and locally grown hops); like #Hobsons, #LudlowBrewery #ThreeTuns #ClunBrewery #WyeValley and #Joules.

We’ve just introduced a new cycling holiday featuring Shropshire’s best pubs, breweries and local food, called the Slow Food Cycle Tour…come and sample it for yourself in the knowledge that the cycling will work up an appetite and keep those calories under control!

Here is what Simon says about the #GreatBritishPub and we couldn’t agree more.

“The British country pub is both a local landmark and a national icon. And there’s nothing like arriving at one under your own steam, having worked up a thirst and an appetite.

Adapting to the changing times, more and more pubs are upping their food game. This is a boon to cyclists who can devour a Sunday roast and polish off a sticky toffee pudding, all accompanied by a pint, without remorse since all those calories will soon be burned off on the road. Of course, it is always wise to drink in moderation if you still have some distance to cover. A two-wheeled pub crawl is unlikely to end happily.

In devising the routes for my Lost Lanes cycling guidebooks, good pubs – whether rustic, stylish or remote – have always been my lodestars. A pub is a place to be revived in body and spirit, to quench a parched mouth on a hot summer’s day and enjoy the shade of a parasol in a pub garden or warm up and dry out by an open fire after being caught in a rain shower. ”

And here are details about the route featured in The Telegraph

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More Details Jack Thurston’s  Lost Lanes: Wales,  (Wild Things Publishing, £16.99)

Info about Richards Castle

Blog about Ludlow country Estates cycle tour

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Running a Rural Cycling holiday business

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Just been interviewed for #Wire #WomenInRuralBusiness and it reminded me how far Wheely Wonderful Cycling has come since we started up the business selling cycling holidays over 25 years ago; then there was virtually no World Wide Web, slugs in the postbox and cycling holidays were a fairly novel concept.  What hasn’t changed is our enthusiasm for devising new cycling holidays and the wonderful time to be had by cycling in England and Wales.

Tips for Budding Entrepreneurs

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and How to get started in Business

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the WIRE network is a great help for small rural businesses… and I love running my cycling holiday company…even though there are still hurdles to jump over.  and help is always at hand from WIRE members – thank you #HelenCulshaw

#WIRE #Wirehour Helen Culshaw

 

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