Get on your bike and enjoy a weekend break

Britain holds an affordable option this summer for exciting activities and charitable events. This article explores a bird watching bike ride in Britain as a cheaper alternative to a holiday abroad.
By: Mosaic Publicity Ltd
June 19, 2012 - PRLog -- In these difficult economic times not every family can afford an expensive foreign holiday or even a two-week staycation.

The good news is there are plenty of short breaks in this country which offer an escape from everyday life and an opportunity to really recharge your batteries.

If you are on a budget it is worth researching local attractions throughout the summer. If you don’t want a day at the beach head inland for family-focused activities.

Carnivals, street entertainment and festivals are held all over Britain and you will be assured of a warm welcome by the locals.

In recent years more and more charities have been getting involved in organising events to publicise their work and these are often free or very cheap to join in.

One big event this summer will be the RSPB Suffolk Coast Bike Ride on Sunday August 5.

The ride will follow a route of either 35 or 60 miles both starting and finishing at Glemham Hall and taking in the impressive RSPB’s Minsmere nature reserve near Saxmundham.

Cyclists will enjoy the stunning Suffolk coastal countryside including heath land covered with blooming purple heather.

Why not book some accommodation and give the family a Suffolk weekend break while you take part in the cycle ride?

At Glemham Hall there will be plenty to keep the non-cycling members of the family occupied with a beer tent, attractions for children and entertainment.

Riders have to pre-register and pay a fee and are also encouraged to get sponsorship to support the RSPB’s work in the UK and overseas.

The Minsmere reserve has plenty to offer for anyone on a weekend break at any time of year with woodland, wetland and coastal scenery, rare birds, shy wildlife including otters, the booming call of bitterns in spring, beautiful bugs and colourful wild flowers in summer.

If you are new to bird watching some of the RSPB’s 20,000 volunteers will be on hand to help you spot some of Minsmere's special wildlife.

The star species include the avocet, bearded tit, bittern and marsh harrier.

Some of the most popular visitors to Minsmere are the nightingales
which can be heard singing in the woodland in spring. Their performance is best early in the morning or in the evenings – well worth getting on your bike for!

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