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Wheelbase Spring Classic

24/03/2013 - Kendal - Sportive

Rating: 75.6% based on 1 review - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 90.3% based on 4 reviews

Start and Finish @ Lakes Leisure Kendal, Burton Road, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 7HX. Please follow the MyTriClub arrows to the registartion area.

Registration is in the Sports Hall between 8 - 10 am 

- at registartrion you will be issued with Race momento, Bike Number, Route card and timing chip.

Start These will be from 8.30am it is recomend that long course route goes of between 8.30 and 9.30am and shorter routes from 9.30 - 10.30am. You will be set off in groups of 20 at 5 minutes intervals. The start and finish will be at the back of the Leisure Centrel over the timing mats.

Course This will be marked with black arrows on flourecent background. A marshal will be at the split point on the course before Dent.

Ingleton checkpoint and feed.  Hot drinks and food will be availbale in the community hall in Ingleton (long course only).

Emergency Route Cards will have an emergency contact numbers on and there will be a following vehicle. Course marshals will be at several locations throughout the course.

Course Highlights

  • Barbon Dale the second major climb out of the Lune Valley to be climbed and descended with caution the climb has a kick in the tail and the decent is ultra steep with a right turn at the bottom!
  • This climb of Barbon will be a special stage with timed accent and prizes on offer for the fastest.
  • The village of Dent and the first section of pave (well cobbles) this section is only 400 meters long but up hill, but not as up hill as the climb to come.
  • The climb of Kingsdale is the Cat 1 of the route and as steep as any in Sportives. The view from the top is worth it on a good day can see all of Morecambe Bay and Blackpool Tower.
  • The descent down to the feed in Ingleton is mostly straight and exhilarating with a short sharp climb to regulate the speed.
  • The ride from Ingleton is the chance to enjoy the views of all three peaks of the Yorkshire dales and hope the wind is blowing the right direction as you head towards Ribble Head viaduct and Dent dale Head.
  • Descend into Dent dale with its numerous viaducts and fast flowing river that may be on the road. To the long section of pave at 800 meters through the main village of Dent and back out towards Sedbergh.
  • The Howgill hills (sleeping elephants) are next into view and ones passing through Sedbergh the course follows the old Roman Road North clung to the side of the hills with the River Lune (& M6) for company.

Finish Where you started in behind the Leisure Centre. Times will be displayed on the website that afternoon. Hot drinks and showers will be available in the Registration Room (Lonsdale Suite).

Event Website

HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 Lakes Leisure Kendal
Address Line 2 Burton Road
Town Kendal
County Cumbria
Postcode LA9 7HX
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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