Major UK cycling race stopping off in Windermere

Cycling fans are gearing up for the arrival of the Tour of Britain 2016 cycling race in Windermere this summer. The cream of international cyclists will be taking part in the event that is viewed as a warm-up for the World Cycling Championships in Qatar.

With a huge following of enthusiasts, the Tour of Britain has five stages, setting off in Glasgow on 4th September and completing stage two, the 195km Carlisle to Kendal leg, on 5th September, with an overnight stay in the Lake District. The Lake District stretch is viewed as one of the race's toughest, including the challenging climb at Honister Pass and an uphill finish at Beast Banks.

South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed the tourism boost that the championship will bring to the Lakes. Last time it stopped off in Kendal, more than 15,000 people lined the streets to cheer on the cyclists, bringing an estimated £4.1 million in economic benefits to the county of Cumbria.

Here at Hawksmoor Lakeland Guest House, our luxury Lake District B&B accommodation, we understand how important cycling is to our guests. Our cycling friendly hotel in Windermere offers a secure cycling shed and a boot room to cater for all your needs.

If you're planning on coming to the Lake District to experience the thrill of the Tour of Britain 2016 and you're looking for a B and B in Windermere, book early, as the race is an experience not to be missed. Further details of the event are available at [], where you can see photos of past races.

Posted by Hawksmoor Admin