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Sky Ride - Explore Lake Windermere by Boat and Bike - 17 August

Date: 17 August 2016
Price: Free
Start: 11:00am

Not cycled for a while and looking for an easy way to get back in the saddle? Fancy a fun way to get your friends or kids riding? Our Easygoing rides are great for building confidence for all abilities and ages along relaxed, mostly traffic-free routes. They're up to six miles long, with a gentle pace of around six miles an hour.

Come and join us on this amazing bike ride incorporating a boat trip across Windermere Lake. Starting from Brockhole Visitor Centre we head across Windermere Lake to access the peaceful western shore. Once we have disembarked at Bark Barn Jetty we make our way north on perfect surfaces designed with cyclists in mind to the impressive Wray Castle. With plenty to see at the Castle it will be the perfect time for a breather and refreshments before making our way back to the jetty and returning via the bike boat back to Brockhole Visitor Centre.

A wide variety of tasty treats are available from the café, but you are also welcome to bring your own picnic lunch with you.

This route is just perfect for anybody visiting the Lakes and you will be surprised just what a difference a boat ride makes to take you away from the hustle and bustle of Bowness on the opposite side of the water!


Bike Hire

Brockhole bike hire, call 07919 881622 up to day before. State hire is for Sky Ride. Please allow 30 minutes to park and collect bike before ride departure.

Boat Crossing - Bike Boat tickets are included as part of the free guided ride.

Public Transport - Bus services 505, 555 and 599 run between Kendal, Windermere, Ambleside & Keswick and stops at Brockhole.

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level. All ages are welcome. Those under the age of 5 must be in a BSI approved child seat, trailer or tag-a-long.

Please make sure your bike is in good working order, Ride Leaders are there to help but are not responsible for your bike.

All rides leave at the time stated.