Phone contactJohn Sutcliffe: 0788 773 1552
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Moderate Cycle Rides

Moderate Rides - know your cycling level

You are ready to take on several rolling climbs at a steady pace. You will need to be a regular weekend cyclist with a basic level of fitness and be able to ride for a couple of hours non-stop. Longer rides in the Lake District will inevitably require more stamina or some experience of riding an E-Bike. We ride at a pace where we can still chat, and you will learn about the history and landscape of the Lake District while enjoying cycling. There are lots of stops to admire the views and take photos with at least one coffee and cake stop. Whole day rides will include a stop for lunch in a pub or cafe.

Guided cycling adventure Rides for Moderate cyclists

There are so many different guided ride options in the South Lakes and Furness Peninsula. The rides can be quite easy or more demanding but every ride takes in the varied beauty of this part of the Lake District. The valleys are interspersed with short sharp climbs such as Beesy Bank, Gummers Howe or the Broughton Beck Bastard to name but a few.

All these rides are 50 to 60 miles long and will include at least one stop for lunch and probably a coffee and cake stop too.

The distances and gradients vary as every ride can be shortened or extended to your individual requirements, here are but a few of the rides.

Remember, every road cycle adventure is custom made for you, your family or your group.

Recommended hire bikes for these rides:

E-bikes, Road Bikes and Family Bikes

A great cycling adventure taking in everything this very varied landscape has to offer - Coniston Water, the Duddon Estuary and Morecambe Bay.


An  exceptional cycling adventure taking in views of Coniston Water, Lake Windermere, the Lake District Mountains and Fells, Esthwaite Water, Morecambe Bay and the verdant wooded valleys.


These valleys divided by sharp steep escarpments offer a variety of gradients and distance to test your legs, lungs and attitude.


I wanted to get to know Southern Lakeland a lot better from a cycling perspective and decided to do a mix of guided and solo rides during my week’s stay. I got in touch with John at and discussed what I was looking for and ended up going for three guided tours covering each of the three South Lakeland peninsula’s – Cartmel, Furness and Millom. These all proved to be excellent rides in quite varied and not-often visited South Lakeland countryside – all starting and finishing from John’s base in Lowick. John provided a fascinating insight into the rich and sometimes surprising history of this diverse area, and I would thoroughly recommend John as a guide if you fancied doing something different!

I also managed to squeeze a few rides in on my own account and could not resist ‘Britain’s best ride’, which I did from Ambleside. I did the ride on a dry and sunny September day and the ride certainly lived up to its billing. I have attached the route as a Garmin course for anyone interested.

David Payne, Boxford Bike Club, Suffolk

Cycle Ride prices

£35 (2-3 hour ride) + £20 each additional person

£35 (2-3 hour ride) + £20 each additional person

Whole Day:
£70 (5-6 hour ride with lunch break) + £40 each additional person

Pre booking and payment is essential.

To book now and for more information, email John or call 0788 773 1552 or text LT for a call back.

Fees correct as of 25 July 2017

Park and Ride

Here at Lowick we have free parking while you are away cycling together with toilet facilities. If you are travelling up to the Lakes for a day's cycling anyone hiring a bike or taking a bike tour can have a complimentary hot shower at the conclusion of the day's event, please bring your own towel. Similarly if you wish to start and finish the Fred Whitton from Lowick, parking and a free shower are complimentary together with a cuppa and cake on your return.

Bike Hire


We have a comprehensive range of Titanium and Trek Madone carbon road bikes available for hire suitable for men, women and teenagers.

More info about Bike Hire in the Lake District

quotemarks lMy son and I enjoyed a fantastic guided ride this week with John. We experience quiet roads that we would never have found on our own. We passed lakes mountains the seaside and a 12th century abbey all within the 54 mile round trip. John explained the history and the geography of all the sites we were enjoying, and the watering holes for morning coffee and lunch were great. We brought our own bikes that were put to shame against the wonderful selection of titanium and carbon road bikes that John offers for hire. We live in North Manchester so we can get to the Lake District in under two hours, so it is our intention to return as soon as possible to continue to explore the South Lakes with John's guidance.quotemarks r

David Samuels