Wheely good: cycling the Lake District for a thrilling time

What better way to see the majesty of the Lake District in idyllic Cumbria than on two wheels? More and more people are discovering the sheer joy of seeing this stunning part of England under their own steam, taking in the glorious sights on their own bicycle or a rented one – and getting some exercise along the way.

There’s a wealth of choices for the cycling enthusiast in the Lake District, and lots of places to rent a bike or two. Many people stick to the road and tour this famous area at their leisure, stopping off for lunch at charming pubs on their route. Others prefer to go off-road, and the Lake District is great for mountain as well as trail biking.

For those not familiar with the area, and especially for families who may have small children with them, a guided cycling tour is the perfect answer, and you’ll easily find a tour you can go on. Electric bikes are also available, for those who need an extra bit of power to propel them along – and you don’t have to worry about them going flat as there are ample charging points along the various routes.

The Lake District is all about winding down and soaking up the glory of nature in one of the most pristine and unspoiled places on Earth. Cycling around it as you experience this natural wonderland up close is the perfect way to do just that, leaving you entirely refreshed and invigorated.