Take Your Mountain Bike Adventure Off Road?

Mountain biking and E-biking at Whinlatter Forest, one of the UK’s leading trail centres, is the perfect challenge. Expect flowing singletrack, fun descents and stunning Lakeland views.

The lure of our well-serviced trail centre, premium bike hire and as a professional mountain bike training provider, attracts visitors from far and wide. There is no other cycle centre like us in the area!

Cyclewise is a diverse rider-owner cycle business based in Cumbria. Our motto is “whatever your journey, we are here to help you enjoy your ride!” and is backed up by our range of expertise, products and services. We pride ourselves in being able to support any rider in their cycling “journey” from a toddler using a balance bike for the first time to an experienced cyclist looking for the latest components for their high-end road or mountain bike. The range of quality services we offer includes: 

·      Mountain bike specialists at Whinlatter ‘s trail head and road cycling specialists at our Cockermouth premises  - All staff are passionate cyclists with expert knowledge of their products and the latest trends in the cycling industry. Complimented by retailing high quality bikes and accessories, and offer a high standard in service and repairs.

·      Trail Centre Bike Hire – we offer a premium fleet of mountain bikes to suit all sizes and ages for the trail terrain at Whinlatter Forest. With quality bike models in hardtails, full suspension to electric mountain bikes. All available to individual visitors or group bookings (eg. for schools, outdoors activity centres or corporate team building).

·      Training – a superb range of cycle related courses and coaching are available. These include; mountain biking skills courses, bike maintenance courses, mountain bike leader qualifications, bikeability and private coaching.

·      Guiding – Cyclewise provides qualified guides for outdoor activity centre and school groups as well as other private bookings.

·      Expert workshop services – Both sites have professional workshop facilities catering from a simple puncture to a full custom bike build by Cytec qualified staff.

·      Online store – offering ease of booking for courses, bike hire and cycle retail on the web. Together with details on all our services.



  • We are accredited as a British Cycling Training Centre for the delivery of MTB Leadership Awards. We are one of the biggest providers of British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership courses.
  • All our mountain bike coaches & guides are highly qualified with Mountain Bike leader level 2 , with Directors Craig Scott & Rich Martin as BC MTB level 3 Tutors.
  • We are accredited service centre for Fox , Shimano and Sram.
  • Authorised E-bike service centre for Bosch.
  • All our mechanics are Cytech qualified and highly experienced.
  • Cumbria Tourism 2017 ‘Tourism Experience of the Year’ Finalist ; Singletrack 2017 Best Bike Shop Finalist; Singletrack 2016 Best Trail Centre Finalist; Bikebiz 2017 Top 20 Best Independent Bike Shop.


Cyclewise is a leading provider of guided mountain bike riding, mountain bike hire , cycle skills training, Bikeability (cycle training for school children) and retail shop. It is recognised by British Cycling as a Centre of Excellence. With over 30 years' personal experience in the biking industry. Cyclewise is a diverse cycling based business with a wealth of experience in every aspect of the sport.


Cyclewise staff are driven by a commitment to excellence, to delivering a quality service and first class training experiences, to being inclusive and encouraging, making the sport of cycling and the visit to Whinlatter Forest as rewarding as possible.



…. about Cycling

…. about our products and services

…. about helping people ride their bikes.

 In fact we recruit staff who are PASSIONATE about bikes and riding them!