More than 1,000 cyclists took part in the event to raise money for the Cumbria Community Foundation.
Hundreds of people in Cumbria were able to see cyclists Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish as they dropped in at a pub near Penrith.
The country's biggest cycling event, the Tour of Britain, is returning to Carlisle after an absence of seven years.
The Scottish Government want to make 2013 all about cycling.
The Tweed Valley boasts 250 miles of Europe's best biking trails.Father and son Francis and Finn Watkins visited Glentress.
"We come here regularly, it's a great way to spend time with my family and get fresh air. There are great facilities here and at Innerleithen. What better way to get fit?"
People across the South of Scotland are being encouraged to make 2013 the year of the bike.
The Scottish government have earmarked £53 million to improve cycle paths and make them more accessible.
The Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway are home to the world famous 7stanes mountain biking centres.
Transport Minister Keith Brown said in his New Year message:
"I am looking forward to getting on my bike more and to doing all I can in my role as Transport Minister to make this an attractive and viable option for more people throughout Scotland.
"We are already supporting projects to make the road network more cycle-friendly and in 2013 we'll launch a refreshed Cycling Action Plan.
"This will include a target to further reduce casualties, new commitments on education, training, improved signage, consideration of cycling in roads design and greater use of 20mph zones.
"All of this will help us build on the Olympics legacy and will also go towards keeping up momentum on increasing cycling activity in Scotland ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014."
Campaigners behind plans to build a mountain bike chairlift say being granted planning permission is a 'huge milestone. '
Scottish Borders Council approved the project, which is set to be built close to Innerleithen.
It's claimed it will create over 100 jobs. But now the hard work begins, because it's up to a community group to raise the £5.5m pounds for the project.
Ian Campbell from AIMUp, the company who are developing the bike lift, says that £5.5 million is needed to fund the project:
Planning permission has been given for a mountain bike chairlift in Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders.
The project will cost around £5 million to complete and will also include a visitor centre and a toboggan run.
It's claimed it will create around 100 jobs.
Scottish Borders Council granted approval for the scheme during a meeting, but the developers will have to look at moving the entrance to the site because bats roost at the current proposed site.
– Ian Campbell from developers AIMUp
"This is obviously great news for the project, Innerleithen & we believe the Scottish Borders. With planning approval, we have something tangible to progress discussions with potential funders."
Scottish Borders Council Planning Committee confirm approval for the Planning in Principle application for the uplift at Innerleithen.
With planning approval plans to lease forest estate land will be made before the end of the year.
Tara Booth: 'It was fantastic, we were dry until Bassenthwaite and we'vebeen wet ever since. Everyone was really supportive on the journey. Really proud we finished.'
All the money raised from the event is going to the Cumbria Community Foundation which helps Cumbrians in need.