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After many successful years raising money for various charities across the UK the No Excuses Series comes to Carlisle, Cumbria for 2018. Setting off from Carlisle Racecourse just to the south of Carlisle City Centre, we steer clear of the fells for this early season sportive and explore the flat flowing roads and some of the coastal routes of northern Cumbria.
The Wheelbase Spring Classic starts and finishes in Staveley Mill Yard, near Kendal. There are two great routes to choose from, either the long course which is 70 miles or the short course which is 44 miles. Both routes have been designed to include an early timed hill climb over Shap, supported by Wheelbase.
The Forest of Bowland Sportive is a tough early-season test for the legs with over 8,000ft of climbing to tackle but you will be given just reward with superb sights and scenery as the Cumbria sportive rolls through two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Lakeland Loop Cycle Sportive is a challenging ride which starts from the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel in Great Langdale. The Loop is approximately 69 miles long, taking in some of the finest views of the Lake District and some its most challenging climbs.
Add a touch of style to your sportive and join us at the majestic Lowther Castle for a ride around some of Cumbria’s best and quietest roads.
The Back o’ Skiddaw 70km Sportive takes you on a fantastic circuit to the quieter side of the Lake District National Park, and provides an exhilarating, occasionally hilly and beautifully scenic route without having to negotiate the big Lakeland mountain passes.
Make Ride to the Sun your next cycling challenge. 100 miles through the night on lovely quiet roads from England across the border to Scotland.
For those new to cycling or just looking for something a bit less challenging, we bring you the Brathay Belter Short.
At 58 miles the Belter Long may not be the longest ride out there, but with 6,200 feet of climbing it’s no small effort!
Building on a combination of our previous route and rides, we bring you a revamped Brathay Belter Medium.
Regarded as one of the UK’s top cycling climbs, Great Dun Fell is the sting in the tale of this unique cycle sportive.
Cross Border Sportive is perfect for the first timer and experienced cyclist alike. Tackle the chip-timed routes to test your fitness on the quiet roads spanning the border of England and Scotland.
Take part in one of the four excellent routes that take in some of the most breathtaking scenery the Furness peninsula has to offer.
The UKCE Fell Beast Sportive has been tailored to be the most spectacular course we have ever designed.
The Cumbrian Cracker is one of the original Lakeland cycle sportives.