The Cotswold is perfect for cycling, and Summer is surely the perfect time to pump up the tyres, check the brakes and venture forth on two wheels to explore the beautiful countryside and breath-taking views.  The National Cycling Network offers a series of safe, traffic-free paths and quiet on-road cycling and walking routes throughout the whole of Britain. The Cotswolds boast a fantastic array of cycling rides suitable for all ages and abilities, there are bridleways and quiet country lanes galore.  There are a number of companies offering self-guided tours and even one with electric bikes, but if you prefer to do your own thing there are a number of downloadable cycle rides or just buy a map and plan your route.