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Lancashire Hotpot is Served by Kilo To Go

by Henry Peacock

This event is all new for 2012, being organised by well known Kilo To Go. Set in Lancashire - with 3 challenging route options, iconic climbs and picturesque feed stations the routes start at Blackpool Football Club and finishes in the beautiful Victorian Stanley Park.

Blackpool Football Club is the Start Venue

Be assured, this is no ordinary sportive bike ride - the whole event has been developed in close partnership with regional and local authorities and British Cycling. The organisers have called upon the best expertise and specialist knowledge in Lancashire and Blackpool to not only showcase the region but also bring you the best in event organisation. Blackpool Council and Lancashire County Council are working in partnership with Kilo To Go to deliver the very best in rides. 

An All New Event For 2012

Access to the event and car-parking couldn't be simpler; straight off the M6 on to the M55 taking you straight to Blackpool Football Club and the vast array of car parking around the club. Start line car parking is only a very short distance from the finish venue at Stanley Park.

Stanley Park Hosts The Finish For The Ride

It's Europe's most popular seaside resort so why not spend the weekend in Blackpool and around Lancashire. There's a massive choice of accommodation from the 4 star Big Blue through to Travelodge and B&Bs. Spend Saturday at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, see the tower, visit the Grundy Art Gallery, or dance the day away to the Wurlitzer at Blackpool's Tower Ballroom. Let's not forget the famous Blackpool Illuminations either. At over 10km long and using over 1,000,000 bulbs the Blackpool Illuminations are an awesome spectacle.

The long route of 115 miles takes in all of Lancashire's iconic cycling climbs with a total ascent of 2,500m and visits all 3 event feed stations. The 85 mile route misses out Nick of Pendle and Pendle Hill to bring the total climbing down to 1,500m and visits Longridge and Ashton Memorial feed stations. The shorter 60 mile route ascends Jeffrey Hill with a total of 800m of climbing. 

A Chain Link Blackpool Tower

The Iconic Climbs on the route consist of: Jeffrey Hill, Nick of Pendle, Pendle Hill, Waddington Fell and Trough of Bowland.

The routes provide some of the best viewpoints across Lancashire. From the top of Jeffrey Hill, look north across the valley to Skyes Fells and Bowland. On a clear day from Hare Apple Tree Tower, you can see Blackpool Tower, Longridge Fell, and even the Lake District. From this spectacular viewpoint you can see the Ashton Memorial feed station ahead which beckons riders down off the moorland.

All the usual features associated with a Kilo To Go event are offered to participants.

The cost for the different routes are £28 for the 60 mile route, £31 for the 85 and £34 for the 115.

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