When I first got a road bike, I thought I would use it for a bit of training every now and then. Then I rode it and discovered the joy of covering big distances on beautiful roads with effortless speed!
I love climbing the classic passes, finding new routes around quiet back lanes and generally cruising through stunning places on the bike. Which are exactly the sort of things you’ll find on one of these rides!
Forest of Bowland
The back garden of Lancaster, the riding in the Forest of Bowland is characterised by challenging climbs over epic stretches of moorland, swooping lanes and practically empty roads.
Come and discover the beautiful riding in this relatively unsung corner of the isle!
Not just home of great cheeses, but also host to the Grand Depart of the Tour de France in 2014. The riding in the Yorkshire Dales is some of the most beautiful around, with famous climbs aplenty: Buttertubs; Garsdale Head; and Fleet Moss to name but a few.
Ride the climbs the Tour tackled in 2014 or see how many dales you can link into one ride!
Kirkstone, Honister, Newlands, Whinlatter, Cold Fell, Hardknott, Wrynose. These names usually invoke twitching in the legs of any cyclist, and they’re all here in the Lake District. Land of the famous Fred Whitton challenge, the classic passes are what draw many to the Lakes. However, with tangles of other roads away from the iconic routes also worthy of exploration, there’s much more to the riding around here.
Bag the classics or find quiet lanes away from the honeypots, it’s all possible in the Lakes!