Country Lanes Cycle Hire Centre News, Special Offers and Events

Welcome to our news page, keeping you up to date with local events, special offers and headlines. Here you will find a variety of useful information including special offers from Country Lanes Cycle Centre. We hope you find this page helpful. Please contact us if you would like add an event.

Country Lanes Cycle Centre - New Fleet Arrives, including Haibike and Raleigh eBikes, and the 2018 Season Commences!
March 2018

Our brand new fleet of 2018 Marin hire bikes have arrived! We have a range of mountain bikes, including the popular Hawk Hill full suspension, hybrid and road bikes ready to ride. We also hire and sell a range of Haibike and Raleigh electric bikes to help flatten out the hills! These bikes are available to demo for sales with next day delivery (subject to supplier stock levels). March also signifies the start of our season when we open daily from 9am until 5pm, every day of the week.

Country Lanes Cycle Centre - Guided Rides!
April 2017

We now offer a range of guided rides with our British Cycling Level Two Mountain Bike Leaders! The guiding option enables you to explore the best trails in the area, safe in the knowledge that you won't get lost. Prices start from £160 for the day.

Country Lanes Cycle Centre - New Fleet Arrives and the 2015 Season Commences!
March 2015

Our brand new 2015 Trek hire bikes have arrived! We have a range of new mountain bikes and road bikes ready to ride. March also signifies the start of our season and we are now open for bike hire every day from 9am until 5pm.

Country Lanes Cycle Centre - New Hire Bikes Arrive!
April 2013

Our new 2013 Trek hire bikes have now arrived and are raring to be hired! The mountain bikes now have disc brakes fitted as standard for extra stopping power and peace of mind. We also have a few ex-hire bikes for sale from previous years. Please telephone either Guy or James for further details.

Write a review on TripAdvisor
August 2012
Country Lanes Cycle Centre is now listed on TripAdvisor so you can read and review our products. We welcome all feedback, both positive and negative, and this enables us to refine and improve our service. Please feel free to write your review today!

The British Gas Great North Swim
June 2012
Fancy a swim in England's longest lake? Why not enter and compete in the British Gas Great North Swim! This is a fantastic event with over 10,000 entrants last year. The course is suitable for all abilities, from first timers to Olympic champions.

Country Lanes Cycle Centre - New Bike Hire Delivery Van and Trailer!
May 2012
We have recently acquired a new bike hire delivery van and trailer, further improving our group delivery service. We can now deliver up to 34 bikes per trip! Additional vehicles can be used for larger groups. This service is great for groups and we can meet you anywhere in the Lake District or North West of England!

Bike Bus Service - Bus Number 800
May 2012
Want to cycle in a different location? As part of the Golakes Travel project, the local bus company Stagecoach has launched a Bike Bus! The new bike bus service runs between Windermere Railway station, where we are based, all the way through Cumbria to Keswick and Whinlatter forest. "This is an exciting, new initiative and the service can take up to 12 bikes enabling you to explore a wider area of the Lake District National Park. You can even take the bus to destinations such as Rydal or Grasmere, then cycle back along quiet country roads and bridleways" - Guy Fitzgerald (Company Director).

Country Lanes Cycle Centre - New Hire Bikes Arrive!
April 2012
Our brand new fleet of Trek hire bikes has now arrived for the 2012 season! Each year Trek refines and improves their bikes to give you a better riding experience. Why not check out the new models at the above link and join us for a ride or two this year!

Country Lanes Cycle Centre - Winter Opening Hours
December 2011
We are open most days in December, January and February for cycle hire and other services. However, the open days and times are subject to weather and conditions. For further details please telephone Guy on 015394 44544.

The Virgin London Marathon - Update
May 2011
Managing director of Country Lanes Cycle Centre, Guy Fitzgerald, ran and completed the 2011 London marathon in 4 hours and 17 minutes. He raised a total of £1,150 for the charity VICTA, who helps and supports visually impaired children in the UK. "It was a great honour to be part of this magnificent sporting event, representing my chosen charity VICTA and Country Lanes Cycle Centre. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported me and helped with the fund raising."

The Virgin London Marathon
April 2011
The London marathon is one of the most prestigious sporting events of the year. Manager and owner of Country Lanes, Guy Fitzgerald, has been lucky enough to be offered a place! He is running for a charity called VICTA, who support blind and visually impaired children. "I am hoping to raise over £1,250 so if you are feeling generous and would like to sponsor me, please get in touch. Those 26.2 miles are going to be tough, so I need all the encouragement and support I can get!"

The Haweswater Half Marathon
March 2011
This is an exciting, yet strenuous half marathon from Bampton Village along the shore of Haweswater in a remote and dramatic mountain valley. Manager and owner of Country Lanes, Guy Fitzgerald, will be running and this is his 5th year competing in the event! If you feel like a challenge, why not join us!

Country Lanes Lake District - Ex-hire bikes sale!!!
December 2010
As another season draws to an end, we begin the sale of our ex-hire bikes. Each bike is thoroughly checked and serviced prior to sale, so you can be rest assured you are purchasing a quality cycle. Prices start from as low as £99! To view our existing fleet please click here or call us on 015394 44544 for further details.

Country Lanes Lake District - Ex-hire bikes sale!!!
November 2009
Are you interested in buying a bike? Every year we sell our quality Trek ex-hire bikes. The bikes are in good condition and undergo a full service prior to sale. Prices start from £150 and they make an excellent Christmas present!!! To view our existing fleet please click here or call us on 015394 44544 for further details.

The Cycle Show
October 2009
The Cycle Show is the UK's biggest and most prestigious cycle event of the year! Whether you're a commuter, you ride on dirt, track or road, or simply enjoy a bike ride at the weekend with your family and friends, the Cycle Show is not to be missed. From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th October, at Earls Court, London.

The Windermere Airshow
July 2009
The Windermere Airshow on the 25th & 26th July, set in the heart of the Lake District National Park, offers a weekend of ‘fun-packed’ entertainment for the whole family. Now in its 9th year the Airshow has become a major event in the UK’s North West, attracting visitors from across the UK and abroad. Make sure you come!

Bike Week 2009 - A Celebration of Cycling
June 2009
Bike Week is an annual opportunity to promote cycling as a source of fitness and fun. Throughout the week a variety of cycling events take place around England and the UK. From 13th - 21st June.

Cyclefest - A Cycle Festival in Cumbria
May 2009
From May 30th - 7th June CycleFest will offer a wide range of rides, talks, film showings and workshops across the whole of South Lakeland in Cumbria. Our aim is to get everyone enthused about cycling - whether you are a regular rider or have never picked up a bike before! Country Lanes are providing cycle hire at the event.

The World of Beatrix Potter - The Great Peter Rabbit Egg Hunt
April 2009
Search throughout Cumbria for 100 very special eggs. Ten of the eggs have a fantastic prize! There will be a website to chart the progress of the hunt. Which you can also keep visiting for an idea of where to look but the eggs could be anywhere, in the countryside, in gardens on lakes but don't worry you wont have to dig or climb just keep your eyes peeled! From Wednesday 8th April until all the eggs are found.

Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway - "Day out with Thomas"
March 2009
Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway are having a "Day out with Thomas" event on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd March 2009. Come and meet Sir Topham and Lady Hatt, see some of the Thomas stories come to life and have a ride on Daisy and Bulgy plus lots more to see and do!

TransPennine Express - Bike Hire Special Offer!
March 2009
First TransPennine Express, the local rail operator, has teamed up with cycle tourism specialists Country Lanes Lake District to bring you a special deal on cycle hire from Windermere Railway Station. Hire a Hybrid Bike for £15 per day and receive the following for FREE: Country Lanes Lake District souvenir water bottle, discount vouchers to a local attraction, the use of a safety helmet, lock, key and a choice of fantastic, easy to follow routes! Please click here for further details.

Lakes Aquarium - Face Your Fears
February 2009
Are you scared of spiders? Are you afraid of creepy crawlies? Then the Lakes Aquarium is getting ready to welcome some horrifying guest animals and you will be able to come and meet the creepy creatures. They will have tarantulas, scorpions, snakes, stick insects, giant millipedes and giant cockroaches!

Country Lanes Lake District - Launch their new online eShop booking service!!!
January 2009
Country Lanes Lake District are pleased to announce the launch of their new on-line bike hire booking service - eShop. This service allows you to instantly reserve and pay for cycle hire products on-line, making your lives that little bit easier. Our eShop is hosted by Cumbria Tourisms golakes website, offering 100% secure, fully encrypted online shopping for your safety and peace of mind. "We do hope you enjoy using this service.” - Guy Fitzgerald (Manager and Owner).

Muncaster Castle - Darkest Muncaster
December 2008
Enter the enchanted evening gardens of Muncaster Castle, magically transformed with hundreds of lights, special effects, music and sounds for a breathtaking seasonal experience (weekends).

Kendal Mountain Film Festival
November 2008
One of the most prestigious mountain festivals in the world and an extravaganza of films, books, art and photography, debates, presentations, film making, entertainment, humour and drama.

Grizedale Forest Mountain Bike Challenge
September 2008
A 30+ mile mountain bike event through the challenging and varied terrain of Grizedale Forest. Advanced riders only!

Trihard Events - Helvellyn Triathlon
September 2008
Comprising of a 1 mile Ullswater swim, a 38 mile cycle over Kirkstone Pass and an 8 mile run to the top of Helvellyn. Compete or simply come and watch. Advanced athletes only!

Country Lanes Lake District - 10th Birthday Full Story
June 2008
Country Lanes Lake District celebrate their 10th anniversary, and as part of National Bike Week, offer FREE cycle hire on Wednesday 18th June 2008. With over 10 years of experience delivering high quality cycle hire and holidays in the area, you can be sure of receiving a professional and friendly service every time. “This is an exciting landmark in our history, celebrating a decade of cycling in the Lake District. We do hope you join us for this fun day out.” - Guy Fitzgerald (Manager and Owner).

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