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Join Sky Ride Local in the Lake District

February 14, 2013

Join Sky Ride Local in the Lake District as we've been chosen as country’s first rural location for this innovative national cycling initiative.  British Cycling trained Ride Leaders will guide small groups of cyclists around some of the Lake District’s most scenic spots – all for free - with the launch of a community cycling initiative, ‘Sky Ride Local’.  Sky Ride Local bike rides are perfect for visitors and residents of all ages, from beginners to experienced cyclists, and are a great way of getting out and about in the beautiful Lake District landscape. Our aim is to encourage people to leave their cars behind and experience a greener, healthier way of exploring the South and Central Lakes.

Over the next two years,, the Go Lakes Travel programme in partnership with British Cycling and Sky will deliver a programme led bike rides from May through to October. Previously Sky Ride focused on large towns and cities like Manchester and Newcastle, so this is the very first time it has come to a National Park.

Now the search is on for local cyclists from across South Cumbria to train up as British Cycling Ride Leaders to lead the rides. The roles are open to anyone who loves cycling and wants to share their enthusiasm with visitors and residents alike.

Anyone who wants to become a Ride Leader or take part in Sky Ride Local in the South and Central Lakes can register for free at: or

Keep watching the web sites for announcements on the full ride programme or contact

Claire Maclaine, Programme Manager Go-Lakes Travel 01539 792715

If anyone wants To Become A Ride Leader or Just Participate Then