Getting on your bike and heading up a trail is a great way to see some of the Lake District's best bits. There are plenty of places to go, here are some recommendations for the more advanced riders among us:
Starting off toward the south of Ullswater, making your way slowly upwards to the top of Helvellyn, the third highest peak (950m) in the Lake District. The good thing about going up...you must come down. After a needed rest, head down the glorious descent of the Stick Pass. The trail is on average 12 miles long.
Nan Build Pass
This route is filled with mud, chutes and hairpins along a single stoney pass. Perfect for those looking for a technical trip. A 10 mile round trail.
The Brathay Belter is an event for endurance cyclist looking to test themselves. There are 3 distances, short, medium and long to choose from.
The short distance is 15 miles with a total of 1,400 feet of climbing. This distance is perfect for families and people new to cycling who want to get out.
The medium is 44 mile route with 4,200 feet of climbing offering a challenge but not as strenuous as the Long distance. The long distance takes you passed places like Blea Tarn, Elterwater, Green Hows Tarn all magnificently still pockets of waters that show the reflection of the Hills. Rehydrate yourselves, as this is no easy feat! Spanning 56 miles and 6,200 feet of climbing with the spectacular views of Windermere, Coniston and Duddon Valley. this is 58 miles and 6,200 feet of ascent.
Date: 24th of June 2018
Time: 08:00 am
Location: Brathay Trust Brathay Hall Clappersgate Ambleside Cumbria, Ambleside, LA22 0HP