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The Lakeland Classics: Tour of the High Passes

19/07/2015 - Coniston, Cumbria - Sportive

Rating: 90.2% based on 7 reviews - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 96.6% based on 10 reviews

This Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 72.222%

GaryBroadbent wrote:

Enjoyable event however I've been unable to find the results on the web page. Which I am disappointed about!

Rated Event: 80.000%

JohnHanbidge wrote:

We'll run well signed event hills are a challenge and that just the short course ! many thanks great days riding would recommend fantastic scenery

Rated Event: 96.667%

AliMcKelvie wrote:

I enjoyed the event. The organisers were so friendly and helpful
The Kirkstone Pass is tough and will make other hills seem easier
Some road stretches were potentially hazardous with the Lakes summer traffic

Rated Event: 100.000%

Paul Teasey wrote:

Fantastic event well organised from booking, correspondence, friendliness, on site facilities, course the list goes on

How this event is not as popular as others is unbelievable 10 out of 10 for everything will definitley joining again next year

Thanks again for a great day :)

Rated Event: 98.889%

Annaliese wrote:

Only thing that could have been improved were the showers as they were cold. Everything else was brilliant!

Rated Event: 100.000%

JohnWillis wrote:

Fantastic event, very friendly organisation . Im pleased the Struggle (Kirkstone Pass) came early but you have Ulpha at the end to negotiate. There are the major Fred Whitton Passes from the other direction (Wrynose and Hardknott) and what about Corney Fell, it may be tougher , its in the height of summer and more people should know about this classic ride. Did it in 2014 in glorious weather and 2015 in horrendous weather. Ill be back in 2016.

Rated Event: 83.333%

ChrisBateman wrote:

Fantastic signage, didn't have to use garmin once to help me find way on the long route. Would have preferred having timing stops at the feed stations to give an accurate time and avg speed

Previous Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 95.556%

HelenBurgess wrote:

This was a tough but fantastic ride. Well signposted and supported. It was the friendliest event I have ridden in.
I rode on my own, which I was a bit worried about as it is so tough, but all the riders were friendly and the organisers kept appearing at the top of passes giving alot of encouragement and being very friendly. Everyone at the start, feed stations, and finish were so friendly and chatty it made it thoroughly enjoyable day. I will definitely ride it again.

Rated Event: 96.667%

SimonD1 wrote:

A small tough sportive. Think of this as a summer Fred Whitton but with far few people getting in the way and a bit warmer.

Worth doing if you like climbing.

Rated Event: 100.000%

ChrisSpeight wrote:

fabulous little event, shame there weren't many riders but i'm sure that will change when word gets around. fantastic course but very tough, should be some vetting of riders because the multitude of climbs could catch out the unwary. would definitely do it again.

Rated Event: 97.778%


These people do it right. Friendly and helpful, thoroughly meticulous in their planning. Signage was perfect, I always knew I was on the right course, and could download a garmin course as a backup. Feed stations were well placed and had a range of food, as well as water. The support van followed the route in case of anyone running into trouble. Basically, if you can think of anything to make your day go smoothly and for you to have an enjoyable day, these guys did it. Hats off, and thank you - they even managed sunny weather in the lake district and that made the view from the course truly magnificent.

Rated Event: 98.889%

PeterCraig wrote:

An excellent event in every way - the overall route, support, marshalling, signage, food, facilities at the start-finish. My only slight niggle is that the route map could have been printed more clearly, given the intricacy of the route, but the excellent signage largely made up for that. The route was cleverly designed to avoid main roads. Even so, you are bound to encounter traffic on the smaller roads in midsummer, especially over the iconic passes of the Lake District - but that's a price worth paying for the good weather!

Rated Event: 88.889%

LiamMcDowall wrote:

Probably the sportive in the Lakes. Stunning scenery with multiple gruelling steep climbs. The Whitton Challenge is a fantastic mass participation day out, but this ride is a more intimate affair with friendly organisers and hills you won't forget for a while!

Rated Event: 96.667%

siobhanbrewer wrote:

mostly on quiet roads with little traffic, very friendly event, challenging route over some climbs I would never have discovered by myself. the food at the end is most welcome. excellent support by the organisers out on the route too

Rated Event: 97.778%

TonyWilcox wrote:

Rated Event: 100.000%

SimonBullock wrote:

Superb events, relaxed but professionally organised, superb signage with the cyclist in mind.
Hard routes that give you a real sense of achievement.
As said in the feedback sheet, keep doing what your doing because it works a treat,)

Rated Event: 93.333%

Robin wrote:

The 'Tour of the High Passes' was great fun: friendly and efficient organisation, a lovely route with some brutal climbs and stunning scenery, and good food shops for the price. I would highly recommend it to others, but beware that there is about 4k of climbing.

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