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An iconic route cycled by hundreds of people every year, usually over 4 or 5 days. But how about doing it in just 1 day?
A stunning 150 mile road ride from the mountainous Western Lake District, through the Yorkshire Dales, across the flat Vale of York and finally the Northern Valleys of the North York Moors, finishing by the sea in Whitby.Find out more »
New for this year and kindly named by the team at Bike Bible after tackling our inaugural event, by popular demand we bring you the Brathay Brutal. At 58 miles the Brutal may not be the longest ride out there, but with an early season 6,200 feet of climbing it’s no small effort!
With the steeper climbs ranging between 20% and 35% you will certainly have to work for your end of ride meal (which is included by the way). With views over the Duddon Valley, Coniston Water and Windermere it is sure to be a scenic ride.Find out more »
Building on a combination of our previous route and rides, we bring you a revamped Brathay Belter. Changes to the route following comments from last year result in a 44 mile route with 4,200 feet of climbing, presenting a nice early season challenge for those looking for a start to the 2017 cycling season. Covering a combination of the 2016 route and sections from the Brathay Brutal the route offers those looking for a challenge, but something not quite so “brutal”, the opportunity…Find out more »
For those new to cycling or just looking for something a bit less challenging, we bring you the Brathay Breeze. Whether you’re new to cycling or want some exercise while waiting for someone on the longer routes, the Brathay Breeze offers an opportunity to launch your cycling season.
The Breeze presents an ideal opportunity for an enjoyable family weekend ride or a something gentle for those looking to take it easy. At 15 miles with a total of 1,400 feet of climbing the Breeze is the ideal chance just to have a go at a cycling sportive while enjoying the stunning Lake District scenery.Find out more »
Starting and finishing in Silloth the sportive offers two distances 60 or 35 miles.Find out more »
The Sedbergh Sportive takes place on 2nd July 2017, as part of Sedbergh Cycling Festival (1st-2nd July 2017). The sportive offers 2 distances of 30 and 70 miles, with entry fee's including breakfast, an event travel mug, and a £5 voucher to spend on the event field. The 70 mile ride will also include a feed station.Find out more »
The Mighty Corinthian now joins our other retro events, À L’ancienne and Le Loafeur as part of the weekend-long Velo Retro. So on Sunday, you can rest your legs, listen to music and relax in the Gin Tent and fill your tanks from our great street food providers!
The Mighty Corinthian is a replica one day classic from back in the day. Big distances, lots of climbing, spectacular locations – all ridden on vintage steel bicycles in period kit! The only difference is that you’ll receive the famous Sportive Lakes support and you’ll be really well fed! So, fish out the Sean Kelly outfit, polish up the old Raleigh and let’s go!Find out more »
À L’ancienne is our classic, 84km retro bike challenge. It’s hard enough to feel like a real day out but easy enough to be tackled by any reasonably fit cyclist. Along the way, you’ll take in Coniston Water, Windermere, Esthwaite Water, Wray Castle and more wonderful scenery than you’ll see in the average year! Not enough? You even have the option of a final ride up the track to the Sir John Barrow Monument, before returning home. This is becoming a ‘must do’ with the majority of riders taking the option in 2016!Find out more »
Le Loafeur, does what it says on the tin! It meanders around the beautiful Coniston Water on a 47km loop which is about as easy as we can make it in this part of the world.
As always, there’s a magical food stop featuring huge slices of cake in a fabulous setting. It’s all about fun, friendship and a fabulous, shared experience.Find out more »