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Thursday, 05 January 2017 15:02

New Challenging Ride added for 2017

I have just added a challenging ride option, which is a good day's ride of 64 miles. A loop from our base in Lowick taking in lots of the High Furness climbs.

Monday, 26 December 2016 16:30

More Hire Bikes planned for 2017

New - our range of hire bikes now includes a new Flagship bike, the Trek Madone 9.2, two Trek Project One bikes and a range of Electric bikes.

Thursday, 12 May 2016 16:38

Scott's 2016 Fred Whitton Challenge

Fred Whitton 2016 - Scott Young, Graham’s long suffering cycling partner who will never say no to “do you fancy going out for a ride…”

Thursday, 12 May 2016 16:11

The Fred Whitton Challenge 2016

The ‘Fred’ was another amazing event at Grasmere. It seems no matter what the weather is the ride is still tough, with the warm, sunny weather I think a few of us though we would have an easy ride...

April- A bit of everything! The final month of training before the event saw me do a bit of everything- from  10 mile time trials to steady long distance miles.

This has been a month of crit racing, my first 100 miler of the year and the opening time trial. Trying to fit all these different elements in has been challenging...

Graham's February update. This month I’ve kept up the same pattern of training with the shorter, interval sessions in the week with a longer ride at the weekend...

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 01:04

Bike Fit and Physio Assessment by Lifecycle

It's a few years since I had my bike fit by Hewitt Cycles of Leyland, so I recently had a full physio and bike fit with Lifecycle in Milnthorpe.

Thursday, 11 February 2016 15:44

Graham's 2016 Fred Whitton Challenge - January

Graham's January update on his 2016 Fred Whitton Challenge.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 20:59

Graham's 2016 Fred Whitton Challenge

Having ridden the Fred Whitton Challenge on two previous occasions in times of just over 8 hours, Graham is aiming for a sub 8 hour 2016 ride.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015 16:35

The Naming of Weeds - from Julian's Blog

It is early June. In Pembrokeshire the lanes are narrowed with hedges of Queen Anne’s Lace, Columbine, Bluebells and the delicate tendrils of Stitchwort that are threaded through the tall stalks of assorted grasses.

A free sample of RRA tendons, muscles and ligaments BIM for everyone who hires a bike for more than one day - this is what I take every time prior to and after a cycle ride. This oral spray is a “magic spray”!

As the sun shines here in the Lake District and the Daffodils lift their yellow heads skywards, the temperatures are rising. Spring is coming very soon, and the hour will very shortly spring forward to British Summer time.

My bike hire fleet here in the Lake District National Park has dramatically expanded for 2015, with a larger range of road frame sizes and gear ratios to suit all types and sizes of road cyclists.

Monday, 05 January 2015 11:44

Tour De France–Yorkshire memories

So ‘Le Tour’ has been and gone from sunny Yorkshire, splendid as it was! But what could be a more fitting memento to the Grand Depart in West Yorkshires Dales than a 15ft high sculptural dry stone wall, erected – or rather built – near Ripley Castle.

Monday, 01 September 2014 14:28


Having ridden this route anti-clockwise it was time to ride it again clockwise. On a perfect August day with blue skies, no wind, and a cool summer morning Nick and I left Lowick heading North to Coniston Water.

This new bike with beautiful Italian styling, made from 3AL-2.5V Titanium, has just joined our hire fleet. Newly built in May 2014 by Dave of DC Cycles, Ulverston, with Campagnolo Record Drive train, and Record hubs on Pianni wheels.

Friday, 10 January 2014 14:50

Saddleback Fred Whitton Challenge 2014

The entries have opened once again for this epic ride. So big now, that the start has had to decamp from Coniston to Grasmere, only a few miles as the migrating geese fly. Still we have vacancies for your bikes and bodies, here at Coal Yeat Farm Holiday cottages.

Cycling Plus readers have voted this 40 mile South Lakeland cycle loop the best ride in Britain, and its on my door step! A ride devised by James Hodgson, from Broughton in Furness, passes within a few yards of our base here at Lowick, and many of the routes miles are my regular rides.

Thursday, 31 October 2013 15:34

Autumnal Cycling In The Lake District

Where has the summer gone? Now the trees are turning and the bracken is again its rusty winter brown, it’s still great fun to cycle the Lakeland lanes. The Lake District is internationally famous for its fantastic range of Autumnal colours.

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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.

Self Catering Holiday Accommodation in the Lake District

Coal Yeat Holiday Cottages

Characterful Lake District holiday cottages offer self catering accommodation in a rural location with stunning views

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Bike Hire


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

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