Cycling In Carlisle: Useful Guides & Resources

The web is full of some really useful cycling related information, advice and resources. Below we have sought to highlight just a few which you may wish to check out if you don’t find the information you need across our range of cycling features and posts.

Local cycle information

Explore local cycle information with this guide from Cumbria County Council, including recommended routes, advice and guidance and local bicycle shops.

CycleStreets

CycleStreets is a handy website that allows you to plan a journey by bike. Simply enter your start and end points and the website will do the rest, offering you different route options depending on your confidence.

Sustrans

Sustrans is a national charity delivering a wide range of work focused upon cycling. They are responsible for the management of the National Cycle Network (NCN), a UK-wide network of signed paths and routes for walking, cycling, wheeling and exploring outdoors.

There are two NCN routes serving Carlisle; Route 7 running north to south and Route 72 running east to west. Find out more about the routes, and other routes on the network, by following the links below.

Cycling UK

Cycling UK has championed the cause of cycling for more than 140 years. They promote all forms of cycling, protect the interests of existing and would-be cyclists, and inspire people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to discover the joys of cycling. Their website is packed full of information and advice for all levels of cyclist.

British Cycling

British Cycling is the main national governing body for cycle sport in Great Britain. It administers most competitive cycling that takes place. They also facilitate and promote various types of led rides, whatever your ability and whoever you are through their Let’s Ride programme.

They also offer women only rides through their Breeze programme, giving women of all abilities the chance to learn to ride and build up confidence all while socialising.