Now the sun is out, that can only mean one thing. It's time to break out the lycra and get back on the bike.

There are now thousands of miles of dedicated cycle paths across the UK, including car-free tracks, quiet country lanes and former railway lines.

But with so much choice, which should you choose for your next two-wheeled adventure?

Well, of course, Cumbria, and one in particular route has been named among the 20 of the best cycle routes in the UK and Ireland by

See their full list here.

The Borrowdale Bash, Cumbria

Length: 28 miles

The publication said: "The Lake District boasts some of the country’s most breathtaking scenery, but for the best views you’ll need to break a sweat – and for this, the Borrowdale Bash more than delivers.

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"Starting in Keswick, the 28-mile loop takes cyclists through some of the region’s most dramatic landscapes and iconic views, including the rugged fells of Borrowdale, Ashness Bridge and Surprise View.

"Newbies beware, this route is not for the faint of heart and the circuit includes some challenging climbs and technical descents. But for those who feel confident on two wheels, the showstopping views of cascading waterfalls and towering peaks make it all worthwhile.

"For the best views, cycle in a clockwise direction past Watendlath, Roshwaite and Seatoller, then stop at one of the old-world pubs or cafes in Borrowdale village before tackling the final stretch."

So go on, get out there!