Frequently Asked Questions
How much mountain biking experience do I need to have?
We welcome riders of all abilities, and will plan a route that’s suitable for your level of riding.
How fit to I need to be?
To get the most out of your guided ride, you will need to be comfortable riding on hilly terrain, but we will tailor the ride to take account of your level of fitness.
What kind of bike should I have?
It’s up to you whether you choose to bring a hardtail or full suspension mountain bike, although a bike with decent suspension will be much more forgiving on the Lake District’s rocky terrain!
The most important thing is that your bike is in good working order, with sound brakes and drivetrain, and plenty of tread on your tyres. If your bike is deemed to be unsafe, you’ll be unable to use it for the ride.
Please let us know if you’re planning to bring an electric bike, so that we can plan the ride accordingly.
If you don’t have your own bike, we can arrange rental for you, at a discounted rate. Click here for further details.
Do I need to have my own bike?
No. We can arrange bike hire for you at an additional cost. Please let us know in advance if you’d like us to arrange bike hire for you. We are able to offer our clients a discounted rate on a range of quality hardtail, full suspension and e-bikes from Biketreks Grizedale. Click here for further details.
Can I use an electric bike?
Yes, but please let us know in advance, so that we can plan the ride accordingly. In most circumstances, the whole group will need to be riding e-bikes to ensure an enjoyable day for all!
If you don’t have your own e-bike, we can arrange rental for you, at a discounted rate. Click here for further details.
What else do I need to bring?
- Shoes suitable for cycling
- Appropriate cycle clothing for the conditions
- Plenty of water
- Spare inner tubes for your bike
- Knee pads
- Waterproof jacket – it is the Lake District, after all!
- Eye protection
- Cycling gloves, especially in winter.
- Sun screen
What will we do for lunch?
Depending on the route choice, we can either stop for lunch at one of the Lake District’s many eateries, or you can bring a packed lunch. We’ll decide this prior to the ride.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you have any further queries, please just drop us a line!