With an ascent of the iconic Wrynose Pass, a flat-out blast past beautiful Coniston Water and a stunning selection of meat pies from the local butcher, the ride nominated as ‘Britain’s Best’ by Cycling Plus readers James Hodgson and Lindsay McCrae is going to take some beating.
Britain’s best ride – ep 2
Video: Britain’s Best Ride, episode two: Broughton Wheelers Lakes Loop
But if you think that your favourite ride – we’re after road and mixed terrain routes – is the best Britain has to offer then get in touch. Cycling Plus have teamed up with Boardman Bikes and Halfords to find the ride that every road rider needs to try. The Lakeland Loop featured in our video is the first of five that will be put to a public vote.
If your route takes the plaudits you’ll win a Boardman Performance Series road bike, courtesy of Halfords. We’ll also have prizes each month for the three best rides submitted – £150 of Halfords.com cycle clothing, accessory and parts vouchers and a Muc-Off bike cleaning pack worth £38 for the month’s top ride, and a Muc-Off bike cleaning pack for two runners-up.
To enter, simply take a snap that shows how stunning your ride is or make a 30-second video in which you outline the best bits of your ride. You can post your pictures and videos on the the Cycling Plus Facebook page or email them to email@example.com.
Content Director Rob's first proper road bikes were a Raleigh Sprint in the early 1980s and then a Trek 1000 in 1999. Rob – who spent 12 years as editor of our very own Cycling Plus magazine – is a proud MAMIL who commutes by bike and rides sportives slowly. He's completed a number of big rides including the 2018 Etape du Tour, dropped out of quite a few more and refuses to shave his legs unless for money. He's currently riding a Ribble Endurance SL and a CHPT3 Brompton. At 185cm and 80kgs he can't get shorter but he could get leaner.