Mountain Biking in the Lakes

by David Murray on 10 October 2009

in Activities, Cycling, Keswick, Mountain Biking

From the Cumberland News I learn that the Forestry Commission’s new mountain biking coaching trail in Whinlatter Forest is due to open in a week’s time.

I’m afraid that my cycling these days is restricted to leisurely pedalling along the roads of England’s eastern flatlands but for those younger and fitter than myself, and committed to working hard at this sport, the new coaching facility near Keswick should be a tremendous asset.  For some it may also be a great introduction to the joys of the Lake District.

Apparently the trail will consist of serious training features way beyond basic humps and bumps.  The governing body for cycling sport in the UK, British Cycling, is likely to be using it for pre-Olympic training.  So let’s hope that this new Lake District resource will contribute to a good haul of Gold in 2012.

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