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Cycling in Eden

Riding a bike over rolling terrain on quiet rural roads and bridleway tracks is an exhilarating way toPenrith Cyclist enjoy Eden's epic scenery. The Eden Valley and Orton Fells, spread as they are between the tougher terrain of the Lake District and North Pennines, are especially good for circular rides from places like Penrith, Appleby and Kirkby Stephen market towns, which are all accessible by train too. Higher altitude Alston offers adventurous outings for the more experienced cyclist.

The Lakes and Dales Loop allows you to get up close to Cumbria's spectacular landscapes. Using quiet Cyclists at Morland Ford photo courtesy of Cooper Douglas Partnershipcountry lanes, the route takes in the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Eden Valley, Morecambe Bay, and West Cumbria with a suggested start and finish point at Penrith.

Where these rides coincide with sections of the three long distance cycle routes which pass through Eden, the Sea to Sea (C2C), Walney to Wear and Whitby (W2W) and Pennine Cycleway, you will be following the blue signs of these challenging National Cycle Network routes and maybe sharing a few words with those who are touring along them. Plenty of Land's End - John O'Groats cyclists pass through EdenCyclists in Pooley Bridge photo by Helen Shaw as well.

We also have some great downloadable Eden Cycle Routes in our Cycling from Appleby and Kirkby Stephen, Biking around Alston, Biking around Ullswater and Cycling from Penrith leaflets.

Overnight or for longer, the Eden area offers a great range of places to stay for cyclists.

Establishments displaying the 'Cyclists Welcome' logo have shown their accommodation is well suited for and equipped for guests with particular requirements and certain facilities and services are provided, eg lockable storage for bikes.

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