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The Cumbrian Sportive

09/09/2012 - Lake District, Cumbria - Sportive

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The Cumbrian Sportive

The events headquarters are at Dallam School on North Lancashire / Cumbrian border and route uses some of the legendary climbs of the English Lake District, with approximately 6300 feet of climbing and 91 miles (full course) in distance through superb mountain scenery and is a classic sportive route appealing to expert sportive riders who relish a magnificent challenge. Climbs of Kirkstone Pass, Red Bank, Blea Tarn, the legendary "hard" side of Wyrnose Pass, Hardknott Pass, Birker Fell, Oxen Park and Bigland Hill all feature with an unforgettable descent of "The Struggle".

Fully stocked feed stations are provided at Grasmere Youth Hostel on Red Bank and after the major climbs at Lowick Community Hall to refuel you for the return to the HQ.

The Lakeland

There is also the shorter, more leisurely ride of The Lakeland to allow cyclists to enjoy the majestic landscape of the Lake District without the extremes of the high mountains. The route starts at our event headquarters at Dallam School and heads out over the same quiet country lanes as the Cumbrian, passing the historic Levens Hall until the beautiful village of Levens.

Here the routes diverge with the Lakeland now heading towards Meathop over the famous "flats" and on to the challenge of Lindale Hill. Once up and over the top, it's time for a wonderful blast down the country lanes of the Cartmel Valley, meandering through this ancient scenery and arriving at the top of Bigland Hill. Thankfully, this mammoth climb for the Cumbrian riders is a thrilling down hill for you Lakelanders and pops out at the river Leven at Haverthwaite.

The Lakeland route combines enough miles and a few hills to know you've earned your certificate with a marvellous taste of the southern lakes to leave you enthused to plan your next trip around this fantastic, majestic cycling countryside.

  


Event Website http://www.sportivebike.com

HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 Dallam School
Address Line 2 Sports Hall
Town Milnthorpe
County Cumbria
Postcode LA7 7DD
 
Event Facilities
Adequate Car Parking Facilities Adequate Car Parking Facilities
Changing Rooms Changing Rooms
Showers Showers
Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event) Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event)
Sign-on at HQ Sign-on at HQ

Support for Participants
Route card with emergency contact details Route card with emergency contact details
SAG wagon following laster rider(s) SAG wagon following laster rider(s)







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This event's shortened URL is: https://cyclosport.org/3751