Electrifying Secret Windermere

Electrifying Secret Windermere

Pretend cycling it may be, but who cares if it provides stress free access to the tranquil places of Windermere (and overtaking mere push bikes is such fun!). Friends of the Lake District continued their imaginative series of public events, as part of our Secret Windermere project, with a day’s electric bike ride on 20th June. A dozen bikers left Windermere’s western shore, having crossed the lake on the ferry, and made light of the hills all the way to Hawkshead. En-route National Trust Ranger Richard Tanner explained the complexities of managing the Trust’s vast acreage of woodland and Environment Agency’s Natalie Bibby (who’s leading our Greener Boating project) explained the delicate balance of factors affecting the health of the lakes. Bikers discussed topics from sewage to wild flower meadows and lunched in complete tranquillity on the shores of a sparkling Esthwaite water. With the wind in their hair and an electric battery in support the day proved a most pleasurable way of persuading Windermere to surrender its secrets. (Based on article written by Alison Ewin our volunteer Roving Reporter).

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