This summer a Cumbrian bus and coach company is launching a new single-decker bus service ideal for cyclists.
Reays, who operate on many routes around the Lake District have realised the need for easy access to get bikes from busy towns to remote areas, including the popular mountain trails. By fitting a bike rack at the rear of the bus, cyclists can now get from A to B without disturbing other passengers on the same service.
The route, which runs from Cockermouth – Keswick via the Honister Pass is extremely popular throughout the summer months, linking two main tourist destinations. By launching this service from 20th July – 4th Sept, the busy summer holiday period will be covered and should see a huge benefit for families, local people and everyone else who flocks to the lakes at this time of year.
Reays is also launching an open topped service called the ‘open topper hopper’ that will run during the same period but between Keswick – Seatoller, allowing tourists to take in the sights.
If venturing off to the Lake District this summer look out for routes 77R and 78R