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Lakeland Road Routes

Come to the Lakes - Engage low gear - Enjoy.

The scenery here is great. The wealth of activities available is great. The wealth of accommodation and places to eat is great - and the gradients on the road routes are definitely great!

Wrynose and Hardknott Pass will test the legs of any cyclist. But the feeling of success as you spin over the summit will be something very special. Yep, at the 'hard route' end of the scale they are alpine in nature and require a good level of cycling fitness and experience. However, here's the deal - there are also some great shorter routes on easier gradients, that all people can enjoy, with fantastic views.

Take yourselves on a tour around Derwentwater and stop for tea and cakes in the valley before heading back to Keswick. Sound good? Of course it does. Now it's just down to you. 

It's quite easy really - get along to the Lakes and bring your bike. Nuff said - now enjoy. 



Easy Routes Moderate Routes Hard Routes

Easy routes?

In the Lakes?

You've gotta be kidding...

Okay then, here's a family route

Derwentwater & Borrowdale

and this is a doddle, too.

Kendal Eight



Newlands and Honister

Kirkstone and Shap

Windermere Loop

Rusland Valley

Cold Fell

Low Wray over Hawkshead Hill

Low Wray and Tarn Hows

Blea Tarn

The Struggle

Lakeland Loop West

Kendal to Blackpool

and if they're too easy...

The Fred Whitton Challenge 

Ambleside and South Lakes



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