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29th March 2023

On Yer Bike With Brakspear

Brakspear Pubs Release Midsomer Cycle Challenge.

A brilliant new challenge, the Brakspear Midsomer Cycle has been added to Brakspear’s popular, smart, and easy to use app. It’s an invitation to get on your bike and visit each of the nine Brakspear pubs that have featured in the popular TV show Midsomer Murders.

Visit all nine pubs and you’ll be rewarded not only with spectacular scenery en route, but also with a metal Brakspear water bottle at the end. Perfect for hot or cold drinks when you’re out on your bike.

Thanks goes to the two wheeled experts at Henley Cycles who cycled and mapped out the route for this 113km (70 miles) challenge, which if you take on the whole route, would involve around 8 hours of cycling.

This may seem a tall task if you’re not the next Mark Cavendish, so you might want to break the route down into more Miss Marple manageable sections. These have been mapped out for you, but you can always visit the pubs one at a time or plan your own route. All the Brakspear Midsomer Cycle routes can be found on Ride With GPS.

Pubs on the route are The Angel on the Bridge in Henley, the Chequers Inn at Fingest, Blackwood Arms at Littleworth Common, Bull & Butcher at Turville, Chequers at Watlington, the Crooked Billet at Stoke Row, the Golden Ball at Lower Assendon, the Six Bells at Warborough and the White Hart Hotel in Nettlebed.

Like the Ale trail, you’ll need to visit each pub and purchase at least one drink per cyclist in each pub. All the pubs serve excellent food, so you could have a bite to eat to refuel after your cycle and the White Hart in Nettlebed has rooms, so maybe plan an overnight stay as well.

If getting on your bike isn’t your thing, you can simply visit these pubs whether on foot or by car but do check individual pubs for bar and kitchen opening times.

Brakspear can’t guarantee that you’ll bump into Inspector Barnaby but we can guarantee superb countryside, a friendly welcome and great food & drink. It’s the Brakspear way!

The app is free to download from iTunes or Google Play app store or via The Midsomer Cycle challenge can be found on the Ale trail tab in the app.


Notes to editors:

THE MIDSOMER CYCLE is the latest addition to the Brakspear App where you can already discover all the Brakspear Pubs, explore over 200 circular PUB WALKS for free and take part in the world famous BRAKSPEAR ALE TRAIL.

We recommend downloading and saving the routes to your phone and printing them out, so you’re not totally reliant on your phone. Make sure you take plenty of water with you. We do not condone riding a bike whilst under the influence of alcohol, and it is an offence to ride a bike if you are unfit to ride through drink. Brakspear accepts no responsibility for any incidents that occur whilst on this route. Anyone undertaking this challenge does so at their own risk.

Please direct all media enquiries to Marketing Manager Emma Sweet 07810 502188.