Biking at Brockhole

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On Saturday there was a ''Super Cyclo-Cross Event" held at Brocklehole near Ambleside. This is a cycling event which is a cross between Mountain Biking and Road Biking! Very strange you might think but this is a major sport in Belgium and across Europe which also has a big following here in the UK.

This special event brought a small party of Belgium to the Lake District with cow bells ringing, Duval beer tent and Frites (chips) with mayonnaise. The British Champion and several professional teams came to compete as well as hundreds of children and adults who took part in one of the many races to take place. 

Brockhole near Ambleside

The Lake District provided the perfect backdrop for this fast a furious event with many guests from our Lake District cottages popping down to enjoy the fun and fortunately also the sun!

It was a wonderfuly successful day and we finished it off, near one of our other cottages in the Lake District, by walking the dog at Thirlmere in the late evening sun, fantastic.

Dog jumping into Thirlmere