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Sky Ride Local

Published on 14 March 2016

Sky Ride Local

Sky Ride Local rides are coming, so if you’re keen to get out on your bike a bit more this Easter, but don’t know where to start, a series of guided bike rides exploring around Carlisle could be the answer.

In partnership with British Cycling and Sky, Active Cumbria and Cumbria County Council, along with Carlisle City Council, South Lakeland District Council and Allerdale Councils, have scheduled an exciting series of guided bike rides. As part of a campaign to get more people cycling for fun and fitness, Sky Ride Local rides are guided by British Cycling trained Ride Leaders and cover a range of fantastic routes, including the new temporary road connecting Grasmere with Thirlmere. What’s more, the rides are pitched at three different levels, so there’s something for everyone.

It’s all thanks to an investment from British Cycling, Active Cumbria, the Lake District National Park Authority and Cumbria County Council, along with South Lakeland District Council, Carlisle City Council, Allerdale Council, Eden Council and The National Trust. The partnership is contributing to the county’s wider health policy by offering more opportunities to be physically active, while encouraging residents and visitors to travel in a cleaner, greener way by enjoying more of Cumbria and the Lake District by bike through the See More: Cumbria and the Lake District programme.

To register for a free guided bike ride and find out more about getting into cycling, visit:

Upcoming rides in Carlisle:

Sunday 20th March     Hethersgill Circular, 28miler – Challenging

Sunday 20th March    Bitts Park, Rickerby Park, Linstock & Willowholme, 10 miler – Steady

Sunday 20th March     Biking round beautiful Bitts Park, 4miler – Easygoing

More rides will be announced this spring running through to September.

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