US member enquiring about conditions in the Cotswolds / Wales
I expect to be visiting Somerset in mid-summer, and I'm considering stretching that visit to include a bicycle tour of the Cotswolds and / or Wales. News of this past winter's storms and flooding did travel across the pond. Before any actual planning, it seems prudent to ask about conditions -- road and accommodations -- in both these regions, and whether either or both would be appropriate destinations for July, 2014.
Contrasting and comparing, subsequent to super-storm Sandy's visit to New York City in autumn 2012, bicycles proved to be an excellent mode of local transportation, but I don't think the impacted neighborhoods would have welcomed tourists. Further, the scope and pace of recovery varied significantly from neighborhood to neighborhood. I have no problem with impromptu changes of plans -- detours and alternate accommodations are fine -- but I can only guess about regional conditions after this past winter's storms, hence, asking for local guidance.
If, as I hope, these regions are resiliant, and a visit by bicycle to either or both the Cotswolds and Wales in July makes sense, do let me know.