Get ready to go the distance and

Take it up a gear

At Premier Inn we’ve got everything you need to make sure your cycling break is a winner. From breakfast ideas to fuel up with to tips on what to pack, you’ll find all the right ingredients to create your perfect cycling break. Need some inspiration? Our cycling experts share their favourite trails from all over the UK, perfect for the seasoned pro or thrill-seeking families. So whether you’ve got a scenic coastal route or a nationwide tour planned, take it up a gear with Premier Inn – we’ll help you go the distance.

Bike-friendly hotels

We’re proud to say that every one of our hotels are bike friendly. Whether you want to keep your bike in your room or have it stored away safely, the choice is completely yours. We welcome clean bikes with dirt-free tyres but if your bike needs a little wipe down, ask at reception about local facilities to help you out. All we ask is you walk your bike around the hotel, lean it gently on the wall of your room and don’t over crowd your room with lots of bikes.

Top cycling break tips

Freelance cycling writer Trevor Ward shares his top tips on travelling with a bike and the essentials you’ll need to pack in your rucksack.

Breakfast of champions

We all know that breakfast is the most important part of the day, especially if you’ve got a big day of cycling ahead. Cycling professional Trevor Ward says “While you don’t need the 6,000 calories a Tour de France rider needs, you can carb load at breakfast and enjoy a smoothie.” We’ve created a few inspiring breakfast combos using our Premier Inn breakfast menu, perfect for whatever type of ride you’re going on.

Breakfast for the moderately paced commute
  • Scrambled eggs with mushrooms and tomatoes
  • Mixed berries
  • Granary toast with peanut butter
Breakfast for the high intensity ride
  • Slice of granary toast
  • Greek style yoghurt with mixed berries and fresh banana
  • Fruit-packed smoothie
Breakfast for the century or other long ride
  • Omelette with tomatoes
  • Bubble & squeak
  • Red berry mix
  • Fruit-packed smoothie
Breakfast for the weekend group ride
  • Porridge with milk, dried fruit mix and fresh banana

A great night’s sleep

A good night’s sleep is key for body and mind, especially before a big cycling adventure. Luckily, our super-comfy kingsize Hypnos beds ensure you’re well rested before setting off. We’ve also got some sweet dreaming sleep tips to help the kids rest up before hitting the cycling trails with the grownups.

Top UK cycling trails

Whether it’s along the coast, through the dales or off the beaten track, our tried-and-tested cycling trails have plenty to explore. And with hotels as far afield as Glasgow, Manchester and Cardiff, you can plan an amazing cycling break. Top cycling blogger VeloCityGirl shares her favourite UK cycling break locations, including the stunning New Forest.

Top 5 things to pack

It’s not just your bike you need to remember for a cycling break! Cycling expert Trevor Ward shares his top 5 items to pack before setting off on your cycling adventure…

1. Waterproofs are essential - especially for a cycling break in the UK! Clothes should be stretchy without being baggy and the stiffer the soles on your shoes the better.
2. Helmets for every member of the family are super important to pack.
3. Basic tools such as spare tubes, a pump and multi-tool are good to have just in case of emergencies. Make sure one person in your group knows how to use them.
4. Pack a lightweight rucksack. It’s so useful for carrying snacks, drinks, tools and waterproofs.
5. Don’t forget to pack a couple of bike locks for any pub or café stops you make along the way.

Top 5 tips for travelling with a bike

Travelling on train, plane or automobile with your bike in tow? Check our Trevor Ward’s tips for travelling with your two-wheeled companion:

1. If you have a roof rack, watch out for low headroom car parks. You don’t want your bike to be flattened!
2. If you have a trunk-mounted bike rack, make sure the bikes don’t obscure registration plates or lights as it’s against the law.
3. Travelling by train? You can reserve a free space for your bike when booking your ticket.
4. Panniers are great for carrying luggage but if you’re travelling without, make sure you book a taxi that has room for a bike.
5. When you’re nice and dry indoors and your bike is parked outdoors in the rain, remember to use your saddle cover!