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.
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 find a ride near you and book your free place. It couldn’t be simpler to get on your bike and ride. https://www.letsride.co.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 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.
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.
There are 30 opportunities listed on the Physical Activity Directory. To view local opportunities please select your local area.
NW Regional Development Manager,
T: 0161 274 2128
M: 07793 844651
NW Recreation Manager,
T: 0161 274 2000
M: 07860 404831
FREE Cycling Guides are available from Go Lakes & See More
Leading UK Cycle Charity Sustrans are responsible for the National Cycle Network.
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.