cycling & mountain biking in the lake district
The Lake District was made for cycling, with challenging off road mountain biking routes to gentle country lanes. Enjoy the man-made off-road trails at Grizedale & Whinlatter, or try a classic cross-country route.
Bring the family and follow one of our family friendly cycling routes, enjoy tours by electric bike or sign up for a Sky Ride.
You can hire your bike (including electric bikes) once you are here, and there are plenty of electric charge points too.
Grizedale Forest has activities for all ages from mountain biking to relaxing walks, Go-Ape to sculpture in the forest. The visitor centre includes the forest shop, Cafe in the Forest and Grizedale Mountain Bikes bike hire and shop.
Savvy Lake District Mountain Biking introduces Mountain Biking to those who are relatively new to the sport, by giving a taste of what the mighty but occasionally daunting Lake Distict has to offer.
A mountain bike trail shop which offers cycle hire, skills courses, family fun bike skills sessions, mechanics courses and leadership training. Find us ast the trailhead of the new 19km Altura trail.
Compete in the annual event in memory
of Fred Whitton. Download the route guide