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About Country Lanes Cycle Centre

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Company Profile

Country Lanes Cycle Centre has been operating cycle hire and cycle touring services in the Lake District since 1998. Throughout this time we have constantly evolved and refined our service to give you the best cycling experience available. Our dedicated team of local staff are passionate about cycling, we believe strongly in providing quality, reliable equipment and delivering good customer service.

The Lake District National Park is a sensitive environmental area. Country Lanes Cycle Centre has a sustainable approach to tourism and we do our best to preserve this beautiful area. Where possible we use local suppliers, recycle products, our Windermere cycle centre is solar powered and we always try to minimise our carbon footprint. Our cycle routes, on quiet country lanes and bridleways, have been carefully designed to avoid congested roads or sensitive natural areas. On top of this our staff regularly commute to work by bike.

Our cycle centre is conveniently located on Windermere railway station, enabling you to reach us easily and begin cycling straight away. The Lake District is a fantastic area to explore by bike and the views are unforgettable. We do hope you join us for a trip or two this year.

Testimonials
Here are a selection of your recent comments:

The Guardian newspaper voted us as 1 of the top 10 great activity breaks in the UK!
The Guardian Newspaper - Read the Full Story by Georgia Brown

“On behalf of all the girls I just wanted to say a huge thank you for organising us all so well on Saturday. We had a fantastic bike ride and all had great fun! We'll definitely recommend you to others.”
Sarah Benyon and her Hen Party - Stag or Hen Do Party Outdoor Activities in the Lake District

“The healthiest and most enjoyable Team building experience ever! The trail was a fair trial and it made us all try harder!!”
Janet Zaldats (Lancashire County Council) - Country Lanes Cycle Challenge Corporate Event

"We thought the organisation of the whole break was excellent and your choice of hotel couldn't have been better, the staff were extremely helpful and pleasant and the food was terrific."
Graham & Ruth Wheatley - A Classic Taste of the Lakes Cycle Tour

“Just a short note to thank you for recommending the ride around Claife Heights on Thursday. It was a terrific ride, and the bikes were very good. Many thanks. Next time we're visiting the Lakes we will hire from you again.”
Leah & Andrew Forbes - Windermere Cycle Hire Centre

“I arranged a Country Lanes Cycling Tour with Guy Fitzgerald, and I wanted to let you know that in every way we enjoyed your service and the countryside. The cycling was a blast! It got us away from the tourist routes and into the countryside, which was just what we were looking for. Thank you for a delightful get-away.”
Terry Ehret - On the Trail of Beatrix Potter Cycle Tour

If you would like to add a review please do so at our TripAdvisor page. We welcome all feedback, both positive and negative, and this enables us to refine and improve our service.



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Meet The Team

Guy Fitzgerald
Guy is the company director of Country Lanes Cycle Centre. Born in Kendal, on the Southern edge of the Lake District, he developed a taste for the great outdoors from a very early age.

After leaving university in Manchester, he decided it was time to pack his bags and explore the World, touring Europe, North Africa, India and New Zealand, one of his life long ambitions. On return from his travels, Guy was keen to work in the leisure and tourism industry and put his experience to good use. He joined Centre Parcs as their cycle centre supervisor. Here he gained a profound knowledge of leisure management and the cycle industry, which he has now worked in for over 16 years.

Guy regularly participates in his outdoor passions of mountain biking, triathlons, running, open water swimming, fell walking, windsurfing, sailing, snowboarding and scuba diving.
Guy Fitzgerald
   
   
James Bentley
James works in our Windermere cycle centre and also assists with group mountain bike hire deliveries and other events. He joined the company in 2003 and is our maintenance specialist, keeping the fleet of hire bikes in a good working order.
James Bentley
   
   
Gordon Fitzgerald
Gordon joined us in 2008 and assists at the cycle centre and with group activities. He is a keen cyclist and has an in depth knowledge of the local area, having lived here all his life.

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Telephone: 015394 44544