Sky Ride Local page
Join us on free, fun, guided Sky Ride Local bike ride in
association with our friends at British Cycling and Go Lakes Travel. The rides are a great way to get out and
explore the local area and some of our best loved National Trust properties
with family or friends.
With different levels, there’s something for everyone –
whether you’re building your confidence or already comfortable on a bike and
looking for a challenge. Running on
Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays through to October, the rides are guided by
friendly British Cycling Ride Leaders along scenic planned routes.
Highlights of the Sky Ride Local programme in the Lake
District include the Kendal to Sizergh Loop, a picturesque, quiet route from
the historic market town to medieval Sizergh Castle, avoiding the busy main roads. Or start out from Sizergh Castle on the
Sizergh to Damsons ride along the beautiful Lyth Valley.
From Keswick, head out to the hidden National Trust gem,
Force Crag Mine, on a valley ride to what was the last working mineral mine in
the Lake District. Or hop aboard your bike for our easygoing Stations and
Tunnels route along the old railway line to Threlkeld. Have you done our 50 things to do before your 11 and ¾?
There are plenty of chances to do some of them on this ride.
If you’re a fan of Beatrix Potter, our Biking, Bunnies and
Boats ride is just for you as this stunning scenic route takes in the haunts of
the famous Lake District author, illustrator and conservationist. Led by a specialist
guide, along with British Cycling ride leaders, you’ll cycle past many places
where Beatrix Potter lived and worked, creating her famous characters and
How to book on to a ride
It’s completely free to sign up
for Sky Ride Local rides online. There
is no limit to the number of rides you can take part in and there are no age
restrictions on many of the routes (although some are only suitable for
8years+). Simply book your place on your chosen ride and then turn up at the
start point with your bike. If you don’t
have a bike, there are plenty of bike hire companies in the area to choose
from, including electric bikes for extra ‘oomph’.
To see the full Sky Ride Local 2014 schedule and to
book your free place on a ride, visit www.goskyride.com/Lakes