Breeze into the Forest

Breeze into the Forest

Contact

Organizer: Whinlatter Forest Visitor Centre

Name: Whinlatter Forest & Visitor Centre

Phone: 01768 778469

Email: whinlatter@forestryengland.uk

Website: https://www.forestryengland.uk/whinlatter

Address

Whinlatter Pass
Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria,
Keswick
CA12 5TW

Price Notes

Free Event, registration essential. Register here: https://letsride.co.uk/rides/breeze-into-whinlatter-forest

Direction

From Keswick: Take the A66 west towards Cockermouth. At Braithwaite turn west onto the B5292 for Lorton. Follow Visitor Centre Sign Posts.

Details

Ladies, if you have a love for the outdoors, enjoy riding a bike and want a little bit of a challenge why not put these three together and come for a Breeze ride in the Forest. This is a women only ride and requires no particular skill, other than being able to ride a bike, as we will be riding along forest tracks. There are long gradual ascents and descents so a good standard of fitness and a bike with low gears and good brakes is beneficial. The main aim of the ride is to enjoy ourselves and with that in mind there is an ethos that we ride as fast as the slowest rider and no-one gets left behind. After the ride Siskins Café provides a lovely environment for a little “apres-ride” socialising while indulging in a bit of C&C (Coffee & Cake).

The ride is approx.. 5.7 miles riding on forest tracks with a very small section of road. Gravel or Mountain bikes and a helmet are essential. This is the Lake District so please come dressed for our wonderfully unpredictable weather, a spare change of clothing is advisable as the route can get wet and muddy. A drink and a snack is also worth carrying as your energy may drop during the ride along with a spare inner tube just in case!

The forest is a magical place full of wildlife and car free tracks. Exploring it on a bike is great fun, a great way to improve your level of fitness, cycling skills and meet new like-minded people so come along and give it a go.

Please do not attend the ride if you have Covid-19 symptoms, have someone in your household who does or if you have been asked to remain at home by the UK Government track and trace system. Cancelling your place won’t be a problem just let us know before the ride so we are not waiting unnecessarily for you, especially if it’s raining. All participants on a British cycling ride are now required to provide all their own equipment to comply with the government's self-sufficiency rules.


We look forward to welcoming you on our rides. 

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
16/01/2022 16/01/2022 Start 10am