The event saw the official opening of a new 5 mile cycle route to Langdale, supported by the £6.9million GoLakes Travel programme. Virtually all off-road, it expands the cycling network around the northern end of Windermere and complements other recent two-wheeled developments including the gentle western shore route and the newly introduced 'bike boat'.
It was a great day - the merry band of cyclists took in Ambleside and Skelwith Bridge before riding through to Elterwater and onto the Langdale Valley. The beautiful scenery and thoughts of a pub lunch at Sticklebarn at the end of the ride kept everyone moving along the 5 mile route.
Among the intrepid cyclists was Neil Winder, Ranger for the Langdale Valley, who cut the ribbon to officially open the trail. He said: "This route's got the lot - wonderful woodland, lakeshore and the dramatic Langdale fells - and it's traffic-free. Leaving the car behind is good for your health, a great day out for the kids and fewer car journeys are brilliant for keeping the Lakes special, for ever, for everyone."
|Langdale old road heading to Stickle Barn|
Click the link below to see one young man all smiles in Langdale.