Anyway the girls did really well on their bikes aided by lots of bellowing from us, e.g. Keep pedalling, keep on the left, don't stop suddenly like that, keep going..... etc. Felt a bit bad about all of this haranguing but it seems to be the norm as every other family cycling group we came across was doing all the same shouty stuff as us!
Stopped for fish and chips at Ambleside Pier. Every bit as good as we remembered it too.