Tourism officials highlighted the opportunities to enjoy riding mountain bikes
in the Lake District at the Outdoors Show at the National exhibition Centre last weekend (March 26th-28th).
Its Tracks Lake District booklet gave details of the different places people can don their cycling gear and enjoy the national park on two wheels, including rides on the Moor Top and North Face trails in the Grizedale Forest and the Quercus and Altura trails in the Whinletter Forest Park.
Such routes vary from sections for families and beginners to more challenging areas for the more experienced and adept riders.
The booklet also contained details of other places riders can go, such as the lowland of the Eden Valley, which separates the Cumbrian Mountains from the Pennines.
Details of a number of other cycle trails around Britain were also available from stall holders at the show, including areas away from national parks.
Sustainable transport movement Sustrans offered a pamphlet with a map and details on the Lias Line Cycleway, which offers riders a chance to jump on a bike and travel between the Warwickshire towns of Kenilworth and Rugby.
Posted by Dan Mirza