In this six-part series Clare Balding sets out on a two-wheel odyssey to re-discover Britain from the saddle of a touring cycle.
She follows the wheel tracks of passionate cyclist and author Harold Briercliffe whose evocative guide books of the late 1940s, snapped up by legions of holidaymakers, lovingly describe a Britain of a bygone era - a world of unspoiled villages, cycle touring clubs and sunny B roads!
Carrying a set of Harolds Cycling Touring Guides for company and riding his very own bicycle, Clare embarks on six iconic cycle rides to try and find the world he described - if it's still there. As she tours the country, region by region, she discovers its not always picture-postcard perfect...
Release Date: 30 July 2012
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification