Category: Sports, Leisure, Arts & Crafts
Arragon's Cycle Centre is an established business, having traded for almost 50 years, with Sarah & Phil in charge since 2003. We acquired a neighbouring property shortly after taking over and so doubled the size of the store, introducing dedicated showrooms for each cycling genre. In 2012 we remodelled the shop to allow a range of bikes to be showcased downstairs, and moved the Service Centre upstairs.
We believe our team is eqiupped with the skill & experience to assist with all things bikes in the most professional mannor. We have available an unrivalled range of cycles and accessories for every need. From our wide range of bikes, we can equip you with a cycle that will compete with any manufacturer in the World.
Between us, we ride and own tandems, single speed fixed wheels, folding bikes, mountain bikes, racers, touring bikes, time trial bikes… what we don’t know about cycling… isn’t worth knowing!
2014 is going to be a challenging year for Phil and myself as we prepare to take on Ironman Frankfurt. We, along with 8 friends from the shop, will embark the 30 week training plan for the event in July. Keep looking on here for updates on the trials and tribulations of training - who can get the most secret training in, the best rest, most nutritious food... And the fastest time!
Our state of the art workshop facility is open to view - we enjoy being visible and many of our customers take advantage of a bit of advice from the boys in the workshop! The rest of the room is home to mechanical accessories and practical bits.
The second of our showrooms displays clothing and accessories and our two cycle showrooms offer a full range of industry leading cross country and road bikes, family cycles, leisure, fitness and touring bikes.
Phil, Sarah, Rich, and Lucy endeavor to offer the best advice and knowledge to our customers. We have a wide range of cycles, spares and accessories spread across our four showrooms - and most of the products have been tried and tested by at least one of us!
If you are cycling one of the many routes that pass by our shop call in for spares, a speedy 'pitstop' service or a chat and you will be made very welcome. If you want to pre book a service then call the shop on 01768 890 344. We look forward to meeting you soon.
ARRAGONS CYCLE HIRE
Arragons Cycle Hire has been established since 2018, offering a wide variety of bicycles available to hire for the visitors of Lowther Castle. From trail bikes for adult riders, superlight mountain bikes for Junior riders to a selection of pedal assist electric bikes with Bosch motors ideal for anyone who cannot face the more uphill stretches of the Lake District. Our electric bikes are equipped with industry leading motors which are capable of covering in excess of 50 miles in one charge, so even if you're out of practice, you will be ahead of the pack!
Arragons Cycle Hire provides 2 different cycle hire options. A dedicated cycle hire centre based at Lowther Castle or the option for cycle hire delivery within 10 miles of Penrith.
At Lowther Castle there is a network of dedicated cycle and walking trails that weave amongst the beautiful landscape of the surrounding Lowther Estate, leading to Askham Fell with the most picturesque views of the Lake District.
LOWTHER ESTATE TRAILS
The trails that run through the Lowther Estate embrace all that is beautiful in the lovely Lowther valley. Cycle-paths snake through the ancient woodland and pastures of Lowther Park, following the stunning contours of the landscape. All trails within the Lowther Estate have been created for full family enjoyment and are graded in accordance with national cycling standards. There are signposts at every junction, with destinations and length in miles clearly shown. In addition to this, there are some signposted circular routes that go beyond the estate boundaries. Hirers can also create their own rides beyond Lowther and into the Eden Valley or Lake District.
For more information on the trails, visit https://www.
Of the many treasures waiting to be discovered in the English Lake District, Lowther Castle is a gem. Built at the turn of the 19th century, on the site of two previous houses, the castle was a grand affair boasting a room for every day of the year. Its gardens were the envy of the north. But in 1957 the castle was demolished. Just the façade and outer walls remained standing and for over half a century, the place was empty – home only to chickens, pigs and the odd bat. The gardens were lost to wilderness.
Seventy years on from its demolition, Lowther Castle is now one of the most intriguing visitor attractions in the country. Dramatic ruins, gardens within gardens, an adventure playground to rival the best in the land. For visitors young and old (and four-legged), Lowther Castle offers plenty to enjoy. And when all of you are ready for a rest, you can retreat to the café and have some delicious food, before taking to the gift shop and indulging in one last treat.
Lowther Castle & Gardens are open every day from 10am to 4pm in winter and 10am to 5pm in summer. For castle and garden entry fees, click here. Last entry to the gardens 1 hour before closing. Shop, café, courtyard and parking are free to use.
GUIDED CYCLE HIRE
We now provide guided cycle hire from Lowther Castle. If you don't know the area and would like to be shown around the wonderful landscape of the Lowther Estate and Nearby Askham Fell, this is a fantastic way to do it!
One of our qualified guides can show you the best routes in our beautiful surroundings. We'll guide you around the wonderful landscape of the Lowther Estate, Askham Fell or one of the many iconic cycle rides our area has to offer - what a fantastic way to explore!
Our group led rides are perfect for Hen & Stag groups or those meeting a special Birthday milestone - why not combine your experience with a meal in the exclusive Sculpture Gallery & a visit to the Lowther Castle & Gardens?
Half Day Guide Hire For Up To 8 People: £90
Full Day Guide Hire For Up To 8 People: £170
Bike Hire is NOT included in this price. Advance booking is essential.
To book a guide or for more information please contact us on [email protected]
BIKE HIRE PRICES
Please see below our current Cycle Hire Charges.
Electric Mountain Bikes Half Day: £35 Full Day: £45
All-Terrain Bikes Half Day: £20 Full Day: £30
Children’s BIkes Half Day: £15 Full Day: £20
A Half Day hire is up to 3 Hours
A Full Day Hire is 10am Till 4pm
Last Hire is 2pm
Bookings Can be made online at www.arragonscyclehire.com/
Out of season, the Hire Centre is open to bookings Thursday – Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Last hire is 2pm.
During peak times we will be open 6 days a week (Tuesday to Sunday) from 10am to 4pm. Last hire is 2pm.
Cycle Hire Centre at Lowther Castle is based just outside the courtyard from the Cafe. The Car Park is free to park and you do not require Castle Admission to hire/ride bikes as the trails are not part of the Castle Gardens.
Arragons Cycle Hire - Delivery
Whether you're planning a car free stay, would like to explore the area's stunning scenery & landmarks, or fancy an exclusive guided day out, simply select what you require & Arragons Cycle Hire will deliver everything directly to a selection of pre-determined locations or within 10 miles of Penrith. Collection is also available from Arragons Cycles in Penrith.
Arragons Cycle Hire offer Premium electric bikes perfectly suited for the Lake District. The Royal Dutch Gazelle bikes are equipped with powerful Bosch motors to make cycling a breeze. Purposefully selected because of their comfortable position & sporty look, you can explore a selection of routes straight from your door. Equipped with lights, lock and panniers, they're suitable for carrying shopping, escorting you to the pub or to take you on an adventure with batteries offering a full day's worth of charge.
These bikes are available for delivery by booking online at: https://www.
Bike Hire Prices
Electric Bike 1 Day: £45 2 Days: £85 5 Days: £225
Hardtail Mountain Bike 1 Day: £30 2 Days: £55 5 Days: £125
Delivery & Collection within 10 Miles: £30 Flat Fee
Opening times for the delivery are Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm.