Carlisle lies at the hub of a number of national, regional and local cycle routes, with plenty of choice on two wheels.
National Route 7 goes from Sunderland to Inverness via Carlisle, Hadrian's Cycleway (National Route 72) passes through Bitts Park to the north of the city and there are plenty of gentle rides around the rolling countryside of the Solway coast or Eden Valley.
If you're still looking for a challenge, the Reivers Cycle Route will take you over 150 miles of amazing Border countryside and through the very heart of Carlisle.
At a glance
Reivers Cycle Route (RCN 10)
Cycle Route: Whitehaven-Workington-Cockermouth-Hesket Newmarket-Dalston-Burgh by Sands-Carlisle-Bewcastle
- Miles: 175
Hadrian's Cycleway (NCN 72) at Hadrian's Cycleway (NCN 72)
Cycle Route: Gilsland-Brampton-Carlisle-Bowness on Solway-Silloth-Allonby-Maryport-Workington-Whitehaven-Egremont-Ravenglass
- Miles: 174