En suite dreams
Cycling Plus Magazine, Summer 2010
"Some hotels and B&Bs are better equipped for cyclists than others, so Nicola Smith scoured the UK and Ireland to find places to lay your helmet.
1) ATHOLE GUEST HOUSE BATH
Winner of Tripadvisor's Travellers' Choice 2010 award, Athole is a large Victorian house boasting high-pressure showers and king-sized beds. Owners Josephine and Wolfgang are keen cyclists and provide visitors with maps and information, as well as a lock-up garage. Wolfgang says, "Athole is close to both the Kennet and Avon Canal towpath and the Railway Path, which takes you into the heart of Bristol on a traffic-free route. Bath is also the starting point of the Sustrans route to Cornwall." Breakfast includes Wolfgang's own-recipe Swiss muesli."