Cumbria cycling boom

A cycling firm from Cumbria has won a major contract to stage a series of events this summer.

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Recruitment days burning with talent

Cumbria Fire and Rescue service are looking to recruit around 40 new on-call firefighters.

The firefighters will respond to call-outs from all across the county and assist in everything from fires to floods.

Lori Carnochan spent the day at one of the recruitment sessions to see exactly what's involved.

Cumbria's cycling boom

Six months since the Tour of Britain came to the region more and more people are getting involved in cycling. It's one of the fastest growing sports in the country and a recent report by Cumbria County Council says there's been a 51% increase in the number of people getting on their bikes.

Tim Backshall reports.


On your bike for new adventure challenge

A cycling firm from Cumbria has won a major contract to stage a new type of cycle event this summer.

Rather Be Cycling, based at Thornthwaite near Keswick, is working with the magazine, Cycling Weekly, to stage Adventure Cross challenges in Cumbria and Southern Scotland. The first event, the Grizedale Grizzly, takes place this Sunday, starting from Cartmel.

Cheryl Frost of 'Rather Be Cycling' tells us about the events.

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