Asgard Unit

Our Asgard Unit is located at the rear of our Victorian Property located in the walled garden. The garden itself has a full stone-built 6ft + walled boundary and is secured with a bolted rear gate, making sure guest bikes are as secure for overnight storage as possible.

The Asgard Cycle Store is the manufactured in the UK from thick heavy gauge galvanized (weatherproof) steel, it’s one of the safest and most comfortable ways to securely store your valuable bikes and cycling accessories. High security metal storage that will provide the best protection for all our customers bikes & cycling  equipment. A tough, all metal construction has given Asgard high security sheds a level 1 rating from the Loss Prevention Certification Board. An insurance approved high security shed from Asgard will provide our guests with reliable protection.

POLICE APPROVED. Read about Police Approved Design here

LOCKSMITHS APPROVED. Locksmiths Association report here

Safe storage of all our customers bikes no matter how valuable, Asgard designed & manufactured here in the UK to safely store these valuable items from theft and the British weather too. 

Please Note: If you are travelling with bikes you contact us directly to discuss your requirement & we always try and accommodate ‘direct booking requirements’ first in terms of bike storage in our Asgard Unit, which holds between 8 and 12 bikes, depending on individual bike sizing. [email protected]

Glendale Guesthouse Cycle Location

Glendale Guesthouse, Penrith is the perfect location for both Coast 2 Coast Cyclist & those completing Lands-End to John O’Groats routes being ideally situated around the halfway point on each of the routes & giving all our cycling guests the perfect place to rest & recuperate in-between biking

Coat 2 Coast

This iconic route travels 137 / 140 miles between the Irish Sea and the North Sea between Cumbria to Tyneside. It passes through the beautiful northern Lake District before climbing the Pennines and descending to the railway paths of County Durham. On average a cyclist will undertake between 40-60 miles per day and the average to complete this C2C tour is three days: with stopover on the middle day in our delightful town of Penrith just perfect!  At Glendale we warmly welcoming cyclists to stay with us in comfort to relax & recuperate.

Some Interesting C2C Facts!

  • Route has two alternative start points Whitehaven or Workington & the route was opened in 1994
  • Highest point‎: ‎Black Hill (near Allenheads) 
  • Main roads—mainly short sections through urban areas—4%
  • Minor roads—quiet, country roads—50%
  • Cycle-paths/off-road—disused railway lines—46%
  • Best ridden from west to east to take advantage of the prevailing winds
  • Tradition dictates at the start you dip your back wheel in Irish Sea & at the finish your front wheel in the North Sea
  • Current Fastest Completion: ONE DAY by Joel Toombs & Matt Shorrock 7hrs 53mins 03 seconds 28 September 2012 
  • C2C completed on average between 12,800 & 15,000 cyclists every year 

Lands End 2 John O’Groats

Land’s End to John o’ Groats cycle route runs the whole length of Great Britain, between two extremities, in the south-west and north-east. The traditional distance by road is approximately 874 miles (1,407 km) and takes most cyclists between 10 to 14 days and the two much-photographed signposts indicate the traditional distance at each end.

Some Interesting End-to-End Facts!

  • 1880 was the first official time recorded over the distance recorded 65 days 16 hrs 7 mins, ridden on a penny farthing! 
  • Surprisingly, there is no ‘official’ End to End route & therefore no official distance? There are various guides which all vary in the route taken, but most make the distance around 900 – 1,000 miles – give or take!
  • Most trips start from Land’s End, the main reason due to the prevailing winds in the UK usually south to west and so if you are lucky you might get that tail wind
  • Modern Days Fastest Time? The record is held by Andy Wilkinson, who completed the journey in 41 hours, 4 minutes, 22 seconds
  • The official Road Record Association’ on a conventional bicycle is 43 hrs 25 mins 13 seconds, by 40year-old Michael Broadwith
  • The official Road Records Association’ female cyclist, Lynne Taylor, 52 hrs 45 mins 11 seconds 
  • The official Road Records Association’ Mixed Tandem, A Wilkinson & L E A Taylor. 51 hrs 19 mins 23 seconds 

Free Cycle Routes Around Penrith

In and around Penrith there are some really lovely and scenic cycle routes which you might not have discovered? And you can down-load them for free!

Simply click on one of the links opposite
Route for the Lowther Valley
Route for the Lyvennet Valley
Route for the Eden Valley
Route for the Edge Of Lakeland
Route for Greystoke’s 

We Look Forward To Your Visit

Glendale Guesthouse Penrith, Looking Forward To Welcoming You To Stay With Us