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Bike Rides And Mountain Biking in the Lake DistrictCycling in South Lakeland

The Lake District's South Lakeland is one of the quietest, most rural places in England and is consequently a great place to explore by bike. The Lake District has something for every cyclist to enjoy, from challenging off-road mountain biking routes to gentle country lanes. Numerous cycle paths, bridleways, forest trails and other quiet roads make cycling pleasurable and safe.

Winding back-road cycling with stunning views and little traffic is ideal for a gentle spin or a 100 mile epic journey. Safe and enjoyable family rides for all ages and abilities are mapped out or waymarked right across the county. For families who want to cycle together there is so much on offer; trails, quiet railway paths, villages and valleys for some great days out.

Dramatic mountain biking over Lake District peaks and rolling valley trails can entice families and committed bikers alike. The combination of bridleways in the high fells and man-made mountain biking tracks makes South Lakeland the perfect place for off-road adventure!

You can go it alone on your two-wheeled journey plan or use one of our Free Cycling Routes which cater for a variety of difficulty levels. If you're looking to buy your first bike, or to upgrade to a better model, look no further than Wheelbase at Steveley Mill Yard, the largest cycle store in the UK.

There are now even more opportunities to get out and about on your bike, with many Let's Rides taking place around Cumbria and the Lake District. You can find out more about rides coming up near you on the official Let's Ride website. 

Further information on cycle routes and hire can be found at GoLakes or from our Tourist Information Centres.