From the most casual of cyclists to seasoned pros, there’s a route for everyone in and around the Lake District in the United Kingdom.
A firm favourite is the Lakes & Dales Loop, a 196-mile circular route that covers some of the most beautiful areas of the Lake District. It’s perfect for all abilities, you can simply pick your own bite-sized section of the track and get going!
There are also the more challenging routes up and around the fells which are suited for only the most seasoned of athletes. From tear-jerking inclines of 33% and elevations up to 426m, these road sections are not for the faint hearted. The likes of the Honister Pass, Home to the Tour of Britain in years past, and The Struggle set the gauntlet for road-cyclists and are now a must-ride for every cyclist’s bucket list.
For those who live the off-road life the MTB trails of Whinlatter — England’s only true mountain forest — bring their own challenges. There’s both moderate and difficult routes run from Cyclewise (the local, very well-provisioned mountain bike centre) and experienced cyclists can attack the Altura trail which has tough single track sections, jumps and table tops amongst other features, the perfect red grade route.
So what are you waiting for? Get out there and get on your bike! Whilst you’re thinking about it, why not book yourself a getaway at the same time? You can find a variety of Cycling Breaks in and around the Lake District, with stunning scenery coming as standard…