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Spectacular rides in the South East of England and London – e-bike trials by Halfords

Spectacular rides in the South East of England and London – e-bike trials by Halfords

Bike Touring Collection by Halfords UK

10

Tours

29:16 h

307 mi

10,775 ft

From the calm waters of the Norfolk Broads to the lapping waves of the Suffolk Coast, the verdant orchards of Kent Downs to Brighton’s music-filled streets, crumbling Roman strongholds, and London’s iconic sights – the South East of England offers limitless opportunities for exploration. On an e-bike, your horizons become even bigger.

E-bikes are a great way to explore in comfort. With a little electric help, hills that would previously have made your legs buckle and long distances are possible. To give you a taste, Halfords is launching an e-bike trial day. You can collect an e-bike in-store and test it out for six hours. The trial is free of charge, just pay a deposit which you get back when you return your bike. To test out how fun e-bikes can be for yourself, find your nearest Halfords store online, book a slot and get ready to explore. For more information and to book a bike, visit: blog.halfords.com/halfords-relaunches-electric-bike-trials

The 10 Tours in this Collection all start from a participating Halfords store so you can pick up your e-bike and get exploring. Each ride is designed to give you a full six hours of adventure so you can experience the thrill of e-bikes and enjoy discovering historical sites or stopping for an ice cream along the way.

Each of the routes takes you on a rural journey through centuries of history in the South East of England. You’ll visit quaint churchyards, sleepy villages, crumbling castles, regal estates, London’s iconic sights, and more. The routes take you into the heart of England’s most scenic countryside such as the South Downs, the Kent Downs, and the Norfolk Broads.

You can choose from a selection of e-bikes, from hybrid to city bikes and E-MTBs at Halfords. Check the Tour terrain before setting off as some routes are better suited to mountain bikes.

E-bikes are a wonderful way to go further outdoors. Have a go for yourself and discover some beautiful areas in South East England.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Intermediate
    03:07
    30.1 mi
    9.6 mph
    1,150 ft
    1,150 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This route finds green spaces, historic buildings and traffic-free paths around Stevenage. From the outskirts of the town, you ride directly into the countryside. Country lanes wind through patchwork farmland and small villages.

    On the edge of Luton, join a traffic-free path along the River Lee as it flows through Harpenden and Wheathampstead. Here, you leave the towpath and ride …

  • Intermediate
    03:36
    40.4 mi
    11.2 mph
    1,350 ft
    1,350 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The historic university buildings of Cambridge and the people who studied within their walls have been changing the world for centuries. Cambridge is a unique city alive with culture and history. This circular Tour explores this wonderful metropolis and its surrounding countryside, which is just as impressive as Cambrdige itself.

    You ride along ancient, traffic-free Roman Roads through green farmland …

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  • Intermediate
    03:05
    35.1 mi
    11.4 mph
    1,400 ft
    1,400 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This Tour takes you from the historic naval city of Portsmouth and into the edges of the South Downs National Park. You start at Portsmouth Harbour, a huge natural harbour that has played an important role in defending the British Isles over the centuries.

    After leaving the city, you climb into the South Downs, a picturesque expanse of grasslands and …

  • Intermediate
    02:31
    24.6 mi
    9.8 mph
    525 ft
    525 ft
    Intermediate e-mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This route takes you through unusual landscapes in Hampshire. From Halfords in Farnborough, you ride along the River Blackwater along its leafy towpath, passing nature reserves and wonderful landscapes.

    After visiting the War Horse statues in Arborfield, head south through open countryside, crossing the River Blackwater once more. Here, you join some super fun gravel paths through unusual scenery – …

  • Easy
    02:46
    27.9 mi
    10.1 mph
    1,075 ft
    1,075 ft
    Easy e-bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This wonderful ride is filled with contrasting landscapes as you ride from Brighton’s seafront and into the surrounding rolling countryside. Winding rivers, emerald farmland, picturesque hills and quiet lanes make this a very special adventure.

    From Brighton, you ride into the city’s green surroundings and join Edburton Road, a firm favourite among local cyclists for its peaceful, rural views.

    From …

  • Intermediate
    02:29
    28.4 mi
    11.4 mph
    1,825 ft
    1,825 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Rosy apples seem to call to you from their orchards, green hills proudly frame your horizon and birds of prey swoop across valleys – the Kent Downs are a wonderful place to explore by bike. This Tour explores the rolling hills of Kent: You’ll discover exactly why this county is known as the Garden of England.

    You follow in the …

  • Easy
    02:59
    34.4 mi
    11.5 mph
    975 ft
    975 ft
    Easy e-bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From the former capital of Roman Britain, Colchester, this route explores some of Essex's watery landscapes. This relatively flat ride gives you plenty of opportunities for bird watching.

    From Colchester centre, you ride towards Abberton Reservoir. Follow the road as it loosely winds around the water's edge and continue on to the mouth of the River Blackwater. The marshes here …

  • Intermediate
    03:10
    30.4 mi
    9.6 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,000 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    When you think of London, your mind probably jumps to busy streets and bustling city life. However, the capital has plenty of green spaces and quiet nature spots, if you know where to look for them. This ride takes you along leafy canals, across peaceful parks and through Hackney Marshes. You also get the chance to ride across the iconic …

  • Intermediate
    03:51
    36.5 mi
    9.5 mph
    825 ft
    825 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This route takes you through centuries of history as you ride to some of the most iconic buildings in Britain. Pick up your e-bike from the Halford stores in New Malden or Brixton to start your adventure.

    You visit two royal palaces – Hampton Court Palace and Buckingham Palace. Both beautiful buildings have played an important role in British history …

  • Intermediate
    01:42
    19.2 mi
    11.3 mph
    650 ft
    650 ft
    Intermediate e-mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This is a whistle-stop Tour of the Norfolk Broads taking in stunning watery landscapes around Norwich. This route promises a great combination of nature, history and coffee.

    From Norwich, you ride towards the River Yare which snakes through Thorpe Marshes. Despite its proximity to Norwich, this area is home to diverse wildlife. After a coffee break, continue through the watery …

  • Halfords Bike Store Stevenage

    Bike Touring Highlight

    You just want to know, if an e-bike fits your needs? Sign up for our six hour e-bike trial program.

    Select one of our Carrera eHybrid bikes or e Mountain Bikes, pay a deposit of £101.00 and you're good to go.

    You'll find all info here: blog.halfords.com/halfords-relaunches-electric-bike-trials

    Besides of the e-bike trial Halfords offers a wide selection of bikes, helmets, clothes and bike parts. If you need something, just stop by.

  • Halfords Bike Store Cambridge

    Bike Touring Highlight

    You just want to know, if an e-bike fits your needs? Sign up for our six hour e-bike trial program.

    Select one of our Carrera eHybrid bikes or e Mountain Bikes, pay a deposit of £101.00 and you're good to go.

    You'll find all info here: blog.halfords.com/halfords-relaunches-electric-bike-trials

    Besides of the e-bike trial Halfords offers a wide selection of bikes, helmets, clothes and bike parts. If you need something, just stop by.

  • Halfords Bike Store Portsmouth

    Bike Touring Highlight

    You just want to know, if an e-bike fits your needs? Sign up for our six hour e-bike trial program.

    Select one of our Carrera eHybrid bikes or e Mountain Bikes, pay a deposit of £101.00 and you're good to go.

    You'll find all info here: blog.halfords.com/halfords-relaunches-electric-bike-trials

    Besides of the e-bike trial Halfords offers a wide selection of bikes, helmets, clothes and bike parts. If you need something, just stop by.

  • Halfords Bike Store Farnborough

    Bike Touring Highlight

    You just want to know, if an ebike fits your needs? Sign up for our six hour ebike trial program.

    Select one of our Carrera eHybrid bikes or e Mountain Bikes, pay a deposit of £101.00 and you're good to go.

    You'll find all info here: blog.halfords.com/halfords-relaunches-electric-bike-trials

  • Halfords Store Brighton

    Bike Touring Highlight

    You just want to know, if an e-bike fits your needs? Sign up for our six hour e-bike trial program.

    Select one of our Carrera eHybrid bikes or e Mountain Bikes, pay a deposit of £101.00 and you're good to go.

    You'll find all info here: blog.halfords.com/halfords-relaunches-electric-bike-trials

    Besides the e-bike trial Halfords offers a wide selection of bikes, helmets, clothes and bike parts. If you need something, just stop by.

  • Halford Bike Store Maidstone

    Bike Touring Highlight

    You just want to know, if an e-bike fits your needs? Sign up for our six hour e-bike trial program.

    Select one of our Carrera eHybrid bikes or e Mountain Bikes, pay a deposit of £101.00 and you're good to go.

    You'll find all info here: blog.halfords.com/halfords-relaunches-electric-bike-trials

    Besides of the e-bike trial Halfords offers a wide selection of bikes, helmets, clothes and bike parts. If you need something, just stop by.

  • Halfords Bike Store Colchester

    Bike Touring Highlight

    You just want to know, if an e-bike fits your needs? Sign up for our six hour e-bike trial program.

    Select one of our Carrera eHybrid bikes or e Mountain Bikes, pay a deposit of £101.00 and you're good to go.

    You'll find all info here: blog.halfords.com/halfords-relaunches-electric-bike-trials

    Besides of the e-bike trial Halfords offers a wide selection of bikes, helmets, clothes and bike parts. If you need something, just stop by.

  • Halfords Store Chingford

    Bike Touring Highlight

    You just want to know, if an e-bike fits your needs? Sign up for our six hour e-bike trial program.

    Select one of our Carrera eHybrid bikes or e Mountain Bikes, pay a deposit of £101.00 and you're good to go.

    You'll find all info here: blog.halfords.com/halfords-relaunches-electric-bike-trials

    Besides of the e-bike trial Halfords offers a wide selection of bikes, helmets, clothes and bike parts. If you need something, just stop by.

  • Halfords Bike Store Mile End

    Bike Touring Highlight

    You just want to know, if an e-bike fits your needs? Sign up for our six hour e-bike trial program.

    Select one of our Carrera eHybrid bikes or e Mountain Bikes, pay a deposit of £101.00 and you're good to go.

    You'll find all info here: blog.halfords.com/halfords-relaunches-electric-bike-trials

    Besides of the e-bike trial Halfords offers a wide selection of bikes, helmets, clothes and bike parts. If you need something, just stop by.

  • Halfords Bike Store Hendon

    Bike Touring Highlight

    You just want to know, if an e-bike fits your needs? Sign up for our six hour e-bike trial program.

    Select one of our Carrera eHybrid bikes or e Mountain Bikes, pay a deposit of £101.00 and you're good to go.

    You'll find all info here: blog.halfords.com/halfords-relaunches-electric-bike-trials

    Besides of the e-bike trial Halfords offers a wide selection of bikes, helmets, clothes and bike parts. If you need something, just stop by.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Highlights
    16
  • Distance
    307 mi
  • Duration
    29:16 h
  • Elevation
    10,775 ft

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Spectacular rides in the South East of England and London – e-bike trials by Halfords