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June 16, 2015
So however you ride, there are lots of easy ways for you to get involved, many on your very own doorstops!
The Sky Ride Local programme launched its 2015 Cumbrian programme in Barrow at the Pearl Izumi Tour Series, the first time the renowned open cycle ride had come to the town.
The free, fun ride earlier in the day saw cyclists of all abilities on a route through the town before continuing on mainly traffic-free cycle paths to Roa Island.
The event was the first of 60 free Sky Ride Local rides taking place across the county as part of a summer programme of cycling.
Run in partnership with British Cycling, almost 1,100 people have joined 115 Sky Rides in the south and central Lakes since its launch in the county two years ago.
Six-year-old Imogen Jones and her dad, Bryn, were inspired to sign up after attending the event as spectators last year.
Mr Jones said: “I’m not a big cyclist, I just do it for leisure. We came down last year and she really enjoyed it, so when we found out about the Sky Ride she was keen for us to sign up.
“It’s a good opportunity to go on the track and just enjoy a ride out.”
Sky Ride Local events have been taking place elsewhere in the county over the past year, and are guided by British Cycling Ride Leaders along scenic planned routes.
Find out more about more upcoming rides coming up in Cumbria here #GetInvolved #LoveCycling