Leamington Spa to Circular Cycle Tour

Leamington Spa Circular Ride via rural villages.- 24 miles.

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This cycle ride takes you from the spa town of Leamington Spa out into the local countryside on a circular tour of the local rural area. The route is along ‘B’ roads and country lanes to avoid traffic. There are plenty of places to stop for
refreshments along the route.

Starting from Jesphon Gardens at the bottom of The Parade in the centre of Leamington cycle across the bridge and along Bath Street. You now basically follow this road for the next one and half miles along the way it changes its name to Brunswick Street, Whitnash Road and finally Heathcote Road as it rounds the bend and meets at a junction with Tachbrook Road B4087. At this junction TURN LEFT along the B4987. As you cycle along this road you are heading out of Lamington Spa and after about 600 yards you TURN LEFT onto Harbury lane.

 

You will now be cycling along a rural lane in the countryside and after just over a mile you
come to a junction with the B4455 Fosse Way. The Fosse Way was a Roman road that linked Exeter to Lincoln. It is remarkable for its extremely direct route a distance of 182 miles that is never more than six miles from a straight line.

At the junction GO STRAIGHT ACROSS THE JUNCTION towards the village of Bishop’s Itchington which is approximately 2 miles along this country lane. Along the way you pass Chesterton Windmill on your right hand side. Chesterton Windmill is a 17th century stone tower windmill and it was built around 1632-1633. The windmill is also one of Warwickshire’s most famous landmarks.

When you reach Bishop’s Itchington you come to a ‘T’ junction. At the junction TURN RIGHT onto Gaydon Road B4451. Continue to cycle along Gaydon Road and after about a mile you will pass over the M40 and after a further 600 yards you come to a small roundabout at the start of the village of Gaydon. GO STRAIGHT ACROSS The roundabout. Cycle straight through the village and past RAF Gaydon which is on your right hand side. Note Gaydon is the home of The British Motor Heritage Centre. Continue to cycle along this lane for about a mile and a half until you reach the village of Kineton.

When you reach the village of Kineton the country lane you have cycled along changes its name to Southam Road as you approach the village. Follow Southam Road into the village and follow it round the sharp right hand bend , then about 100 yards after the bend you TURN RIGHT onto Lighthouse Road which takes you northwards out of the village, and past the far end of RAF Gaydon. Cycle for about a mile and a half to the end of Lighthouse Road and you come to a ‘T’ junction TURN LEFT at the junction and then IMMEDIATE RIGHT onto Fosse Way.

Cycle along Fosse Way for about one and a half miles then TURN LEFT along B4100 when you come to a small roundabout, which is just before the M40. Cycle along the B4100 for about three quarters of a mile then TURN RIGHT along Oakleywood Lane a country lane which takes you to the village of Bishop’s Tachbrook about half a mile along the road. Many of the buildings in this village are of traditional half-timbered style.

Continue through the village on Oakleywood Road B4087 towards Leamington Spa. As you travel along the road changes its name to Tachbrook Road and takes you into Leamington Spa. On entering the town follow the road all the way to the river and TURN RIGHT at the end of the road. After 100 yards TURN LEFT onto Bath Street and this road takes you back over the river to Jephson Gardens. The start and finish of this cycle ride.

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