• Our Shop     Our shop at Cyclewise Whinlatter is your "ONE-STOP SHOP FOR ALL THINGS BIKING" Opening hours are 10am till 5pm 7 days a week, ALL YEAR (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day). With the Altura red and Quercus blue routes starting only 100 metres from our shop, it seems o
  • Bike Hire     At our Cyclewise Whinlatter Bike Hire Centre, we have a fleet of quality Cube and Mondraker mountain bikes for you to hire... STANDARD HIRE Our 'standard' rental fleet bikes are 2013 Cube Analogs. These high-quality MTBs are the ideal bike to tackle the Altura and Quercus trails, w
  • The MTB Trails They were a long time in coming but finally the North Lakes has its very own Mountain Bike Trail Centre, which in only its second year was voted the second best trail centre in the UK by readers of Singletrack Magazine. Situated in Whinlatter Forest just west of Keswick at the top of Whinlatter
  • Qualifications And Courses Cyclewise are proud to offer a huge variety of courses. Our skills courses can be joined at several different levels and the focus is on developing your riding through the use of modern coaching techniques. Qualification courses at Trail Cycle Leader and Mountain Bike Leader level are ideal for th
  • Youth And Schools Bikeability has been introduced to help make cycling an everyday activity, an alternative mode of transport, a way to keep healthy and above all, lots of fun! Check out www.bikeability.org.uk or click here for recent news report.The Cyclewise Training team are all fully qualified 'National
  • Consultancy We currently act as Technical Advisors for many large Local Authorities and many Outdoor Organisations such as Forestry Commission and the National Trust. We also act as Technical Advisors for British Cycling and have helped in the development of new mountain bike qualifications.

Cyclewise - All Things Biking

We are the UK's premier mountain bike training company. Based near the picturesque town of Keswick in the beautiful Lake District, our fantastic venue at Whinlatter Forest Park, home to the Altura and Quercus Trails, is the perfect place to come along and join us on one of the widest ranges of mountain bike courses available anywhere in the UK.

We offer a wide range of courses and are the Mountain Bike Technical Advisors for British Cycling. We have a reputation within the Cycling Industry for delivering comprehensive high-quality courses from one of the best mountain biking venues in the UK. We have written and developed new coaching and leadership courses for British Cycling and our expertise is unrivaled. We are the biggest provider of leadership qualifications award in the UK, having so far trained 3,000+ leaders. All our coaches and guides hold British Cycling coaching and leadership awards and are also qualified Cytech mechanics. They have been hand picked to work with us due to their professionalism, personal talent, approachable manner and enthusiasm for the sport of mountain biking.

We are extremely proud of the fact that in just under 2 years our trail head shop 'Cyclewise Whinlatter' has been awarded a Gold Award and voted the 9th Best UK Workshop out of over 550 bike shops by Cytech, the industry's only recognised training and accreditation scheme for bike mechanics. We were also voted the 2nd Best Trail Centre in the UK by readers of Singletrack magazine in their annual Readers Poll. (Dec 09)

 

Trail Conditions

Altura North Loop (9.5km) - OPEN
Altura South Loop (10km) - OPEN
Quercus Trail (8km) - OPEN

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Latest News

NEW COURSE DATES

NEW COURSE DATES. We have just added more British Cycling Leadership, Skills and Maintenance Course dates to our calendar for 2014. Take a look at our Qualification and Course pages for more details.

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All trails now FULLY OPEN

The tree felling has now been completed at Whinlatter and all the trails are now fully open.

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Altura Gravity Stage Race 2014 - Entries NOW OPEN!

Cyclewise and the Forestry Commission have got together to bring you the first ever "Altura Gravity Stage Race" at Whinlatter Forest Park on Saturday 31st May.

Setting off from Cyclewise HQ, competitors will ride out in to the forest to the top of a stage, use their dibbber to start the time then race to the bottom and dib to stop the time. They will then ride on to the next stage and repeat.

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Last Minute Availability

Ladies Skills -
26th - 27th April - 4 places

British Cycling Level 2 Assessment -
30th April - 1 place

Beginners Maintenance -
3rd May - 2 places

1 Day Core Skills -
4th May - 4 places

British Cycling Level 2 Assessment -
9th May - 1 place

1 Day Intermediate Skills -
11th May - 4 places

Strip & Rebuild Maintenance -
17th - 18th May - 5 places

 

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