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Everyday Cycling for Everyone!

Cycling is a great sport, loved by millions around the world. The sport has a lot of different disciplines - BMX, Cycle Speedway, Cycle-cross, Mountain Bike, Road and Track Cycling is an excellent form of physical activity for people seeking to improve their fitness and cardiovascular health.

Lets Ride More in 2017

Free bike rides to join, and great routes to explore from British Cycling and HSBC UK. As part of its partnership with Cumbria County Council, British Cycling is running a series of free guided bike rides in the local area.

All the planning has been done for you. British Cycling have found the best routes, trained up Ride Leaders to guide and support you, and picked some cracking places to visit along the way. With three different levels, there’s something for everyone – whether you’re building your confidence or looking to stretch your legs on a cycling challenge.

So all you need to do is visit Let's Ride and book your free place. It couldn’t be simpler to get on your bike and ride. 

Whinlatter & Grizdales named in The Top 10 family mountain biking trails in the UK

Whinlatter is home to the longest purpose-built mountain bike trails in the Lake District. Its got two trails, the Quercus which is moderate and can be either 3.5km or 7.5km in length or the Altura Trail which “put’s the mountain back into biking”.

Grizedale Forest, in the heart of the Lake District, offers a great day out and provides a good challenge to the more serious bikers >>More

Social Cycling Groups

Social Cycling Groups makes it easy to get together, find a place to ride and enjoy a bike ride at a level and time that suits you. It provides the ideal opportunity to take control of your cycling, discover new chances to ride and make some friends along the way.

Bikes & Public Transport 

To get the best out of your bike sometimes you might want to combine cycling with public transport getting around Cumbria and the Lake Distict with a bike is made easier with a number of routes including buses and boats that accept bikes or have bike boxes. 

Routes 

Events & Competitions

Cumbria County Council Cycling & Walking

Cycling in your area

There are 23 opportunities listed on the Physical Activity Directory. To view local opportunities please select your local area.


Contacts

Alex Scoular
NW Regional Development Manager,
British Cycling 
T: 0161 274 2128
M: 07793 844651

Caroline Gilbert
NW Recreation Manager,
British Cycling
T: 0161 274 2000 
M: 07860 404831

@BC_CarolineG



FREE cycling guides

FREE Cycling Guides are available from Go Lakes & See More



Free National Cycle Network from Sustrans

Leading UK Cycle Charity Sustrans are responsible for the National Cycle Network. 



Cycle To Work Scheme

Cycling is a great way for people to get, and stay, fit and healthy.The Cycle to Work Scheme is a voluntary initiative from the Department for Transport, challenging businesses to become cycle friendly employers by making it easy for staff to cycle to and from work.


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