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FREE HSBC UK British Cycling Guided Bike Rides in Eden 2017

Looking for a reason to get your bike out of the shed in the months ahead? Why not try a FREE HSBC UK Guided Ride in Eden District with British Cycling.

HSBC UK free British Cycling guided bike ridesSix guided rides are taking place at different locations across Eden District between the end of August and middle of November 2017.

Caroline Gilbert, British Cycling’s Partnership Manager for Cumbria and Lancashire said: Cumbria: "This brand new programme of free bike rides is coming to Eden District to help people build up their confidence, meet new people and discover the local area by bike.

"HSBC UK Guided Rides are led by British Cycling trained ride leaders along carefully selected routes, and vary in difficulty from easy-going pootles around the park to challenging slogs over the hills."

Eden District Council’s Leisure Officer, Ian Parker, said: "We have rides available for all ages and abilities in the coming months. Cycling is a very popular way to exercise for all the family and what a better backdrop for your ride than Eden’s stunning landscape. The HSBC UK FREE Guided Rides are a great way to socialise as you exercise and have proved to be very popular with those taking part."

The HSBC UK FREE British Cycling Guided Bike Rides taking places in Eden District are:

Date and time Location Distance
Sunday 27 August at 2pm Pooley Bridge Potter* 8 miles
Sunday 10 September at 10am Kirkby Stephen - Castles and Viaducts 24 miles
Tuesday 26 September at 10am Greystoke to Mosedale Loop 17 miles
Sunday 8 October at 10am Haweswater - Hidden Lake District Valley* 16 miles
Wednesday 8 November at 10am Eycott Hill Nature Reserve by Bike 8 miles
Sunday 19 November at 10am Kirkby Stephen – Castles and Viaducts 24 miles

To find out more and book your free place visit at rides are led by friendly, trained British Cycling Ride Leaders.

*With the Lake District having gained UNESCO World Heritage Status this year participants will be joined on some rides (marked *) by a guide from the Lake District National Park Authority to tell you more about the World Heritage Site. Dates and times are subject to change, for full details please check

For more information about cycling routes in Eden District or call in to your local Tourist Information or Visitors Centre.

HSBC UK Guided Rides are taking place in Cumbria thanks to a partnership between British Cycling, Cumbria County Council, Active Cumbria, the Lake District National Park Authority, South Lakeland District Council, Eden District Council, Allerdale Council, Carlisle City Council and the National Trust.