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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.Find out more »
If you want to ride through the night to the seaside with a bunch of like minded people then this our northern homage to the Dunwich Dynamo, it is a (west) Coast to Coast (east), it’s Carlisle to Cramond, C2C, England to Scotland, an overnight century, following the path of the Roman legions, and our Ride to the Sun!Find out more »
The inaugural Giant Kendal - Castle Sportive starts and finishes at the majestic Lowther Castle. It follows a figure of eight route for 58 miles with 5118ft of accent (93k/1560m), that allows spectators to support from the splendour of Lowther Castle grounds. Looking out across the Lake District National Park, Lowther Castle has over 130 acres of hidden gardens, enchanting woodland and breath-taking views.Find out more »
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 »