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November 11, 2014
There just two more free, guided Sky Ride Local rides left to go in the Lakes in 2014; where has this year gone?
British Cycling are delighted that their final Sky Ride of the year is their very first ride on the newly upgraded bridleway along Grasmere shoreline.
Autumn Challenge Ride, 22 miles, Sunday 16th November, Hawkshead If you’re fairly fit and would like to cycle in a supportive group, this Sunday’s Autumn Challenge bike ride from Hawkshead is for you. Paced between 11 and 12 miles an hour, the ride is about enjoying the spectacular Lake District scenery with your fellow riders; it’s not about completing the distance as quickly as possible.
The ride is very scenic and takes in two climbs, the first near the start, over Hawkshead Hill, and the second towards the end, up to the aptly named Moor Top in Grizedale Forest Park. You’ll get fabulous views all the way round, and particularly as you descend towards and skirt the eastern shore of Coniston Water. Book your free place here
Grasmere Fell Care Day Ride, 9 miles, Wednesday 26th November, Grasmere On Wednesday 26th November there’s a chance to be one of the first people to cycle along a newly upgraded bridleway along Grasmere shoreline. This guided 9 mile ride starts in picturesque Grasmere village at 10am. You’ll quickly leave the noise of the village behind and join the new Grasmere and Rydal Water shore cycleway where you will really get to enjoy the beauty of the area. After a good 3 miles of cycling we come to a natural stopping point for a breather before making our way back to Grasmere.
This special Sky Ride Local guided ride is part of the Friends of the Lake District Grasmere Fell Care Day. Fell Care Days bring together the local community, schools and volunteers from many different walks of life to learn about the value and importance of the unique upland landscape through taking part in practical action to protect them. Like all Sky Ride Local rides, this ride is free of charge and open to everyone. Parking is free for Sky Ride Local participants at the Lake District National Park Broadgate Meadow and Stock Lane car parks. You must supply your car registration number on the day to benefit from the free parking >>More
There are also two remaining Sky Ride Local rides from Carlisle this month. Find out >>More
2014 has been another great season of cycling in the Lakes. And it needn’t end! If you’re keen to keep cycling through the autumn and winter you can find local cycling buddies in the Lakes, routes, and rides to join, or organise your own rides >>More