What we need is some cheap and cheerful chains of budget hotels similar to those in France. If I thought I could get a warm but basic, clean room without having to book weeks in advance, then I would probably be a much more frequent cycle tourist. I love going to France where I have never had a problem turning up in any reasonable sized town and finding a room at Ibis Budget (formerly Etap), Formule 1, Premiere Classe, Campanile, etc.. All of them have been cycle friendly in that they allow bikes in rooms. All reasonably priced too, normally in the region of 40 to 60 Euros per room per night. I have had the odd bad experience in some of the more industrial areas where budget hotels are used as workies hostels and they are a bit worse for wear.