The C2C (Sea to Sea cycle route) is now 20 years old, there is talk of an official C2C diversion route through Brough, watch this space. The W2W (Walney to Wear) cycle route uses a different way to cross the country coast to coast finishing at Whitby or Sunderland and passes through Kirkby Stephen.
There are many local cycle routes on quieter village country lanes. The free Appleby and Kirkby Stephen Cycle Guide provide a few options in the area. Many bed and breakfasts cater for cyclists with somewhere safe to keep your bike. The Visitor Centre can arrange bike repairs for you.