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The Lakeland Loop Cycle Sportive

23/04/2017 - Langdale - Sportive

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How is the route marked?

The route will be marked with fluorescent yellow 'CYCLE ROUTE' signs and road warning signs where applicable. It is advisable to study the route, alternatively you can download the GPS file from the route map link. 


What do I need to do before the day?

Ensure you bike is in a roadworthy condition for the route, brakes are particularly important on the descents! Print the route card and description to bring with you, the route is well marked but this will act as a back up and also has the emergency contact numbers for the day on it. Bring bike tools, spare inner tubes and some money, there is a small sweeper van following the last riders, but you need to ensure that you can get back if you should have mechanical difficulties. It is compulsory that you wear a hard shell cycling helmet (ANSI standard or similar).


What do I need to do on the day?

You will need to register when you arrive and registration will be open from 7am at the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. At registration you will collect your food stop wristband and timing chip. On the day the start times are between 8am and 10:30am, you choose your own start time but a maximum of 20 riders are able to start every 2 minutes. The start has to be controlled in this manner for safety reason for both public and riders. Slower riders should start early to account for the extra time required to complete the distance and faster riders should start towards the end of the field to avoid early arrival at food stops. The finish is the same location as the start.


Food Stops:

There are two food stops on the route serving hot and cold drinks, plus a variety of refreshments.


The Finish:

Once you have crossed under the red finish gantry, a marshal will remove the timing chip from your forks. 


Post Event Refreshments:

You will be able to purchase food and drinks at the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. Please support them by calling in and treating yourself to a well deserved pint and refuel with something from their extensive and delicious food menu.



There is free event field parking at the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel.



Toilets will be available in the hotel and portable toilets will also be available in the parking field.

Minimum Age:

You must be 16 years old or over on the day of the event.


Places to Stay:

Baysbrown Farm Campsite is just over 1.5 miles away from the start/finish and makes for a nice pre ride warm up/cool down. 

Baysbrown Farm Campsite,
Great Langdale,
LA22 9JR. 
Telephone: (015394) 37150

If you are riding the Lakeland Loop, and camping at their site, Baysbrown Farm Campsite have agreed to let you keep you tent up on the Sunday until after you have finished your ride, so no early morning panic packing away.  You can also leave your vehicle on their site so you can ride to the event and avoid having to queue for event parking.  Also, you are welcome to use their shower facilities etc post ride to ensure you are clean, dry and comfortable before you venture home.  Just quote "Epic Events Lakeland Loop" when you arrive and book in.



New for this year is the Strava Challenge. Along the course there will be an opportunity to win fantastic prizes on our Strava segment. To be eligible for the Strava Challenge you will need to be a member of our Epic Events Strava Club. You can join the club by CLICKING HERE.  Once you are a member, to enter the Strava Challenge you need to upload your bike ride onto Strava following the event, and the winners will be selected randomly. You will have to be quick as the winners will be selected on the Tuesday following the event.


How much to enter?

Entry for the Great Langdale Lakeland Loop is £25. You can only enter online by following the link below. You will be sent a confirmation email coupled with appearance of your name on the entry list.

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