Off for a weekend in the Lakes at the end of October. We've got plenty of choice of rides for if the weather is rubbish (or fairly rubbish) such as Back o' Skiddaw, Borrowdale Bash, stuff round Little Langdale and the quarry, Grizedale/Parkamoor/Satterthwaite BWs, etc.
However...should we strike lucky and get a good day we'd like to get out on some of the fells. I've done Helvellyn before via the Glenridding zigzags (past the YHA) and back down the same way but that's about it for high stuff on two wheels in the Lakes.
So, what's your favourite full day ride in the lakes taking in big fells that balances that 'out there in the big outdoors' feeling with quality riding? Any photos to inspire us?
Happy for a bit of hike-a-bike (inevitably) and we're all fairly competenent descenders although prefer descents with a bit of flow to those requiring the trials skills of Chris Akrigg...