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Biketreks has been based in Ambleside for 25 years this year and over that time has become synonymous with Lake District cycling. Staffed and run by cyclists, for cyclists. Everyone who works for Biketreks lives, breathes and sleeps cycling. If they’re not out riding a bike on their day off they can usually be found watching some kind of bike racing on TV. With decades of experience in the bike industry across the staff, what more could you want?
We stock a range of bikes from Specialized, Santa Cruz, Orange and Scott plus all the accessories and extras you could ever need. We love nothing more than spending our days chatting to people about bikes and giving advice about the best products to fit the needs of each person. Since we are all riders ourselves, we have a fantastic wealth of knowledge about local rides and routes that can be started from our front door. At any time we are happy to give route advice for both mountain or road bike rides for any distance you feel up to. We have pre-printed maps of some of the more popular routes available or if you fancy something a little more adventurous or out of the way then we can mark a route on your own map.
As well as running demo days for Santa Cruz and Orange mountain bikes, we also have a few demo bikes from Specialized and Orange which can be taken out at any time. What better way to decide on you next bike than by riding one you may have dreamt about. The demo bikes we have in store are available to take any day of the week, all you need to do is give us a shout and book them in.
Our aim is to get people out riding on bikes, whatever bike that may be. We are open 7 days a week and always happy to chat about your specific cycling needs and can customise any order to fit. While you are here in the Lakes why not pop by our shop and take a look at what’s in store and have a chat about anything and everything bike related. Everything is available on our website from bikes to route guides so if you can’t make it in store then check us out online.
We shall be at the Langdale Beer and Bikes Festival offering guided rides and shiny demos. We shall be sending along one of our Biketreks Sponsored Enduro riders, Ben Clarke, to guide people round MTB ride 1. Ben is a regular on race podiums so best bring your A-game! Biketreks regular and Skyride leader Doug Huntington will be leading Road Ride 2. Since Doug is an expert in all the best coffee and cake stops around the lakes this is sure to be a fantastic ride. Be sure to pop by and say hello.
The rides are social affairs aimed at having fun and some crack with other bikers (then some beers). All riders join rides at their own risk just like any other ride they may do on with mates. The guides are there purely to show you the route and are not responsible for your safety or your bike.
Please meet for rides at 11am - we aim to start rides between 11:15 and 11.30am
start the day right !
Coffee and Bacon Rolls will be available from 10am courtesy of our friends at Langdale School while you get ready for an grand day out.
Distance - 15km Approx
With Joe on his gravel bike. If you're new to cycling or just want a shorter ride then this is for you. There will be hills to climb as we can't avoid them in the Lakes, but this will be a nice gentle introduction to Lakes riding. Come on any bike you like that will allow off road capability such as a cross, gravel, hardtail or off road enabled hybrid.
Distance - 50km Approx
If you're one of the new school cool kids that is into gravel and cross then a 50km ride out with Mike is just up your street. This will include plenty of hills knowing Mike and will take in the best the Lake District has to offer in terms of views and maybe even a pub!
road ride - Coniston Loop
Distance - 60km Approx
A lap of Coniston with Doug Huntington from British Cycling.
mountain ride 1 - biketreks Ride
Distance - 50km Approx
OFF ROAD - FOR EXPERIENCED RIDERS ONLY - A Lake District epic with our 2 team riders Ben Clarke and Ben Green. There will be some pushing / carrying and once your on this ride there will be no turning back so make sure you are equipped for a proper day out Lakes style. We cannot stress enough how ready you'll need to be to go on this ride as Lakes riding is hard at the best of times let alone for 50km's of it!
mountain ride 2 - lakes loop
Distance - 30km Approx
Off Road with Sam and Jack from Ambleside. This route will take in stunning Lake District views and will include Loughrigg, Hodge Close and the Langdales. If you're happy riding red routes at trail centres then this is the route for you.
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