Casual cyclist? Lycra-clad sprint specialist? Thinking of heading off on your own Tour this summer? Don’t know where to go? Don't know how to pack your bike on a plane? Confused by airline bike baggage charges? Don't worry, we’ve got all the info you need right here.
OK, so while poor Wiggo wasn't fit for taking on the Giro d’Italia, Sir Brad’s Tour de France 2012 triumph certainly inspired a new generation of bike-mad Brits to get on their bikes. But Bradley will of course be back, along with Brit rival, sorry, team-mate Chris Froome in this year’s historic 100th Tour de France, perhaps you are planning your own grand Tour this summer?
Where to go
Whether you’re a novice or the next yellow jersey winner, a whole world of cycling holidays awaits, from tootling through the Loire with a baguette and a bottle in your basket, to taking on the 800-mile Ruta Austral in the Andes. Skyscanner’s very own champion cyclist Rachel Evatt shares her eight favourite cycling routes in Europe.
How to pack your bike
If you’re taking your own bike away, rather than hiring one when you get there, you’re probably thinking how on earth do you pack it? Obviously it won’t quite fit in your suitcase and you can’t just rock up with the bike at the airport as it is. So, in this essential video, cycling legend Graham Obree shows you how to pack your bike for the plane.
How to beat the bike baggage charges
Right, now you know how to pack your bike, but you may still be confused, and put off, by airline policies and charges for taking your bike on board. Don't worry, we’re here to help. We checked the costs and policies of the UK's most popular airlines.
Check out our guide to airline bike baggage charges to get all the information you need.