Are you readyto take on the Lakes?

Once you decide to ride the Lakes, no warm-up session will truly prepare you for the mighty climbs, deep descents and vast beauty that the Lake District has to offer.

From routes for all the family (such as Claife Heights and Grizedale Forest) to routes for the pro (such as Tour de Coniston), the Lake's trails are diverse and offer something spectacular for every level of rider.

Keeping to the best and most popular trails, you can expect to be riding on lots of smooth rock, stone, slate and hardpack, with many trails recently upgraded by the National Trust, to ensure your safety and comfort. There are, however, many great routes that remain rough and varied, which are great for those of you that love a challenge, but we'd highly recommend that you check your tyres and brake pads before setting off.

Your safety around the Lakes is paramount and appropriate protective clothing, including a helmet, is crucial. With the Lake District's changeable climate, visibility can rapidly decline, so high visibility clothing is strongly advised. Add to that a good map, a first aid kit, a proper supply of food and water and a full repair kit, and you are good to go.

Here at Hawksmoor Lakeland Guest House, Windermere, we love to see our guests taking to the tracks - so much so, we have our very own secure cycling shed and boot room on-site, just for you! On your return from your trails, you can expect to receive a warm greeting and a comfortable, luxurious environment to put your feet up.

Posted by Hawksmoor Admin