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Beds for Cyclists, the website that connects riders with cycle-friendly accomodation, is celebrating its first birthday with a new look - and celebrating more than 600 hosts offering rooms for the night.

Finding safe, comfortable places to stay while cycle touring has never been easier, and the news and routes are regularly updated with new ideas to inspire your next trip, including the top five English long distance routes.

Sam Howard, Founder and Marketing Director, said: “Our website has been connecting all different types of cyclists with cycle-friendly places to stay for a year now.

"We've got feedback from hundreds of fellow cyclists about what the site should offer, culminating in this new design and layout. Similarly we’ve listened carefully to our accommodation providers to make sure they can really show off what they can offer.”

The site owners liaise with individuals offering bed and breakfast, and partner with businesses like the Youth Hostel Association, and Cycle End to End.

Sustrans’ Digital Manager, David Harris, is a fan. He said: “Beds for Cyclists is my go-to website for booking accommodation when I'm planning a cycle trip, whether I've already decided on a route or am looking for inspiration.

“It’s easy to find cycle-friendly places to stay, whether searching by location or route name, by browsing the results on the map. The mobile-friendly version is a bonus when you're out and about.”

For the Beds for Cyclists website, click here.

After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on road.cc.