This is a tough route, a fair few tough hills and a reasonable distance. This goes from Melksham to Dyrham Park via Lacock and lots of villages along the way. A really very pretty and quiet road route. At Dyrham park (national trust) this route takes you of an external loop which is a bridleway, so at least a hybrid bike needed. Apart from this, a road bike will be sufficient, though there is another farm track so its not all smooth tarmac.
- Distance: 70km
- Type of route: Quiet road, and some bridleway. Full road bikes probably not suitable, hybrid OK
- Difficulty (excluding distance): Difficult
Max elevation: 211 m
Total climbing: 791 m
Total descent: -791 m