Workington is a starting point for the C2C cycle route and has a good network of traffic free cycle routes.
Route suggestion: Workington to Cockermouth.
Starting at Workington train station, the route takes you onto Church Street for a short while before you join National Route 71, taking you past Lonsdale Park and over the River Derwent. The route is traffic free from here until the village of Camerton. The route heads past Siddick Ponds Nature Reserve which is a great place to spot birds including mute swan, little grebe, tufted duck and redshank. You travel through the village of Seaton and just before Camerton you join Camerton Road which takes you all the way to Great Broughton. After this village you join Harris Brow all the way to Papcastle.
Hidden amongst the trees in Workington (Curwen) Park is Workington skatepark. On the back side there is a mini ramp with a perpendicular quarter pipe coming off one of the platforms. This is the end part of a back and forth run which is comprised of a funbox with a hubba and starts with a series of flat banks with rails and ledges. On the opposite side to these is a corner block with two perpendicular flat banks and a line of rails leading off one of them. This is a great local park with some obstacles that are not too challenging making it perfect for beginners to learn the basics.