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Ushaw Moor

May 15, 2009

A cycle tour of England based on English Universities could start in London. UCL is in Bloomsbury as is AOAS. This is a cycling friendly area near the British Museum opening up to fascinating Islington with fabulous squares and dedicated cycle lanes. LSE is tucked away in The City behind High Holborn and in Covent Garden. Imperial College is on Exhibition Road and RCA on Kensington Gore opposite Hyde Park. The London Business School is in Regent’s Park. Cambridge is a University City with cycle tracks through meadows and quiet roads. There is a market in Cambridge and music and theatre posters festoon the church rails. Universities in Cambridge and Oxford are private though and charge tourists an entry fee. Oxford is similar to Cambridge but more like a conventional city. A steep hill to Bristol University. Visit Clifton and cycle across Avonmouth bridge. This gives a view of Somerset, The Bristol Channel and South Wales. York University is outside the city walls but York is a intact medievil walled city the most realistic in England. Lincoln is similar to York. There is a very steep road to the Cathedral. Durham is like Cambridge in a steep loop in the River Wear. Cycle out into Durham County via Ushaw, Esh Whinning. Even cycle to Penshaw Monument. Cycle to Sunderland. Red Brick Universities tend not to be tourist attractions. In summer Halls of Residence are used for English Language Courses and Tourist Accommodation. In Cambridge large groups of Foreign Students and Chinese Students are seen passing the cricket game being played on Parker’s Piece. There are coaches to Oxford from Parkside. Cambrige bus station is nearby at Drummer Street.