There are many other alternative bike ride options and we can suggest routes to suit your particular requirements.  Here is one example

Crown and Mitre to Bomby-Rawfoot (522176) – turn right at Toathmain (531168) and follow the tarmac road to crossroads and continue to Swindale Head. Go left and up a steep path to join Old Corpse Road heading south west and drop into Mardale Valley via very steep path. Ride back to Crown and Mitre via lakeside road.

Crown and Mitre to Burnbanks, then go via north west lake shore to Measand Beck – very steep path out onto Bampton Common. Return via The Hause and Moorahill.