This September the bustling town of Keswick will play host to the OVO Tour of Britain cycle race and provide the perfect base to watch the gruelling mountain climbs and final race to the finish at Whinlatter Pass.
Stage 6 of the race will give fans the biggest hint yet as to who will be crowned the 2018 champion in London. Riders will climb Whinlatter twice more, from its harder eastern side, during a 169-kilometre road stage that starts in Barrow-in-Furness and passes north along the Coast Road to Ulverston. The second of the ascents up the three-kilometre climb (complete with a gradient that averages 7%) will culminate with a finish at the Forestry Commission’s visitor centre in Whinlatter.
Why not make a week of it and bring your bikes, or hire them here, to enjoy the many road cycle routes around the Lake District or explore the fells and forests on mountain bikes trails. There are places you can hire electric bikes to give you an extra boost and take the hard work out of the hills.
We have self-catering properties that are suitable for you to bring your bikes. All of our properties are surrounded by World Heritage Site landscape and the home from home comforts to make your stay memorable.
For more information about the routes and an interactive map go to the official website of Tour of Britain - www.tourofbritain.co.uk/stages/.