Road cyclists and mountain bikers are spoilt for choice in the Lake District National Park. There are country lanes, permitted cycleways and bridleways with some fantastic views!
And if you want to go on a touring holiday, an increasing number of hotels and B and Bs cater for those travelling light. Check out Go Lakes (opens in new window).
You can hire bikes across the Lake District. For bikes, electric bikes, tagalongs and bike trailers try Bike hire at Coniston Boating Centre (opens in new window)
Avoid the car and get to the start of your ride by bus or even boat! Check out Take Your Bike on the Bus and the Bike Boat (opens in new window).
Learn new skills while being supervised by some of Britain's top instructors. Bikes and helmets are provided. Suitable for all ages. Find out dates and details for Improve Your Biking Skills.
Celebrate the start of a fantastic summer of cycling. Have a go on an electric bike, explore Windermere's secret shore on a free guided Skyride, make your own bike powered smoothie, try out the cycle skills course and much more. Find out more at www.golakes.co.uk (opens in new window).
Starts at 10am Brockhole, Lake District Visitor Centre, Windermere
Public transport to start point available
There are rides going on all summer and into autumn. For dates and times check out Go Skyride - Lakes (opens in new window)
If you're heading for Gatesgarth Pass, check out the information on the Gatesgarth Pass - Green Road Driving page.
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Fancy a luxury cottage break for four with spa vouchers, a day out at Coniston Boating Centre and a delicious afternoon tea at Brockhole - the Lake District Visitor Centre?
Enter the Lake District National Park/Heart of the Lakes competition (opens in new window). Competition closes 31 August 2014.