Ride The Lakes – the official sportive of the Tour of Britain Cumbrian stages

Cycle Sportive , Kendal – Saturday, 08 Sep 2018

Event Summary

Event Overview

Brought to you by WHEELBASE and Pennine Events, Ride the Lakes is a challenging cycle sportive that takes in some of the finest roads in the Lake District. With three route options to choose from, there is a distance to suit every rider and stunning scenery on offer on each ride.

Ride the Lakes is a challenging cycle sportive that takes in some of the finest roads in the Lake District. With three route options to choose from, there is a distance to suit every rider and stunning scenery on offer on each ride.

The official sportive of the Tour of Britain’s Cumbrian stages, Ride the Lakes follows roads ridden by the pros in Britain’s biggest professional bike race. Stage six of the 2018 race sees the riders traverse the Lake District from south to north, culminating in a summit finish on Whinlatter Pass. The climb features as one of several tough ascents in our sportive route, along with the aptly named The Struggle.

Event Details

Event URN:

434188

Start Date:

Sat, 8th Sep 2018

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Kendal RUFC, Shap Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6NY

View map

Cheques payable to:

enter online at British Cycling

Event promoted by:

Pennine Events Ltd (website)

Event Website:

Visit Website

Event Organiser:

Mark Sandamas
01772447979
support@pennineevents.co.uk

About the Event

Info for Riders

The official sportive of the Tour of Britain’s Cumbrian stages, Ride the Lakes follows roads ridden by the pros in Britain’s biggest professional bike race. Stage six of the 2018 race sees the riders traverse the Lake District from south to north, culminating in a summit finish on Whinlatter Pass. The climb features as one of several tough ascents in our sportive route, along with the aptly named The Struggle.


There are 3 route options:

  • Family Route - 12 Miles (on the day entries only)
  • Medium Route - 75 Miles
  • Long Route - 100 Miles

 

Setting off from Mintbridge Kendal, the home of Kendal Rugby Club, the routes wind along quiet country lanes towards the village of Staveley and enter the Lake District national park. At this point the family ride splits off and follows its own course along more meandering lanes back towards the event HQ, covering a family-friendly 12 miles in total. The medium and long routes continue further into the Lakes and towards the first major ascent of the day, the Kirkstone Pass.

At 454m, the riders will climb to the highest point of the day and then be rewarded with some spectacular views on the descent towards Brotherswater. Following the shores of Ullswater, the route continues north and climbs up to Matterdale End, a gradual ascent with a steady gradient all the way.

Keswick sees the first feed station of the day. It is from here that the long and medium courses split, as the long continues west onto the climb of Whinlatter Pass and the medium reaches its halfway point and begins to turn for home. After climbing Whinlatter, the long course turns south and passes along the shores of Crummock Water, through the village of Buttermere and on to Newlands Pass for what is a truly spectacular climb.

The long course then rejoins with the medium and heads south from Keswick onto the climb of Chestnut Hill. Following the A591, the route rolls nicely through the centre of the national park, alongside the impressive Thirlmere reservoir and towards Ambleside for the major challenge of the day. The Struggle starts steep and rarely relents as it ascends from the centre of town for almost 5km with extended sections above 20%. The pro peloton took on this classic Lakeland climb in the 2016 Tour of Britain as huge crowds gathered to watch the world’s strongest riders grind up its seriously steep slopes. Make sure you’ve saved some gas as this climb is seriously tough.

Once at the top of The Struggle it’s mostly downhill to the finish line where there’ll be a hot meal and post-ride refreshments for the exhausted riders. Ride the Lakes offers big challenges backed up with big rewards and a mega day on the bike.

Camping is available for those staying over - contact info@kendalrugby.co.uk for further details.

 

Event HQ is at Mintbridge Kendal - Kendal Rugby Club, Shap Road, Kendal, LA9 6NY

 

British Cycling and Kendal Cycle Club will be organising Go-Ride Racing and Skills session from 11am on the day.

 

There'll be live coverage of the Tour of Britain on the big screen and we'll be showing some of the best short films from Kendal Film Festival.

 

More information can be found via www.ride-the-lakes.co.uk 

The Rides

Long Route Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sat 08/09/18 08:00 161km / 100 miles ---
Entry: On Day: (£30.00)
Sat 08/09/18 – 08:00
161km / 100 miles
Medium Route Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sat 08/09/18 09:00 121km / 75 miles ---
Entry: On Day: (£30.00)
Sat 08/09/18 – 09:00
121km / 75 miles

Event Summary

Event Overview

Brought to you by WHEELBASE and Pennine Events, Ride the Lakes is a challenging cycle sportive that takes in some of the finest roads in the Lake District. With three route options to choose from, there is a distance to suit every rider and stunning scenery on offer on each ride.

Ride the Lakes is a challenging cycle sportive that takes in some of the finest roads in the Lake District. With three route options to choose from, there is a distance to suit every rider and stunning scenery on offer on each ride.

The official sportive of the Tour of Britain’s Cumbrian stages, Ride the Lakes follows roads ridden by the pros in Britain’s biggest professional bike race. Stage six of the 2018 race sees the riders traverse the Lake District from south to north, culminating in a summit finish on Whinlatter Pass. The climb features as one of several tough ascents in our sportive route, along with the aptly named The Struggle.

Event Details

Event URN:

434188

Start Date:

Sat, 8th Sep 2018

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Kendal RUFC, Shap Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6NY

View map

Cheques payable to:

enter online at British Cycling

Event promoted by:

Pennine Events Ltd (website)

Event Website:

Visit Website

Event Organiser:

Mark Sandamas
01772447979
support@pennineevents.co.uk

About the Event

Info for Riders

The official sportive of the Tour of Britain’s Cumbrian stages, Ride the Lakes follows roads ridden by the pros in Britain’s biggest professional bike race. Stage six of the 2018 race sees the riders traverse the Lake District from south to north, culminating in a summit finish on Whinlatter Pass. The climb features as one of several tough ascents in our sportive route, along with the aptly named The Struggle.


There are 3 route options:

  • Family Route - 12 Miles (on the day entries only)
  • Medium Route - 75 Miles
  • Long Route - 100 Miles

 

Setting off from Mintbridge Kendal, the home of Kendal Rugby Club, the routes wind along quiet country lanes towards the village of Staveley and enter the Lake District national park. At this point the family ride splits off and follows its own course along more meandering lanes back towards the event HQ, covering a family-friendly 12 miles in total. The medium and long routes continue further into the Lakes and towards the first major ascent of the day, the Kirkstone Pass.

At 454m, the riders will climb to the highest point of the day and then be rewarded with some spectacular views on the descent towards Brotherswater. Following the shores of Ullswater, the route continues north and climbs up to Matterdale End, a gradual ascent with a steady gradient all the way.

Keswick sees the first feed station of the day. It is from here that the long and medium courses split, as the long continues west onto the climb of Whinlatter Pass and the medium reaches its halfway point and begins to turn for home. After climbing Whinlatter, the long course turns south and passes along the shores of Crummock Water, through the village of Buttermere and on to Newlands Pass for what is a truly spectacular climb.

The long course then rejoins with the medium and heads south from Keswick onto the climb of Chestnut Hill. Following the A591, the route rolls nicely through the centre of the national park, alongside the impressive Thirlmere reservoir and towards Ambleside for the major challenge of the day. The Struggle starts steep and rarely relents as it ascends from the centre of town for almost 5km with extended sections above 20%. The pro peloton took on this classic Lakeland climb in the 2016 Tour of Britain as huge crowds gathered to watch the world’s strongest riders grind up its seriously steep slopes. Make sure you’ve saved some gas as this climb is seriously tough.

Once at the top of The Struggle it’s mostly downhill to the finish line where there’ll be a hot meal and post-ride refreshments for the exhausted riders. Ride the Lakes offers big challenges backed up with big rewards and a mega day on the bike.

Camping is available for those staying over - contact info@kendalrugby.co.uk for further details.

 

Event HQ is at Mintbridge Kendal - Kendal Rugby Club, Shap Road, Kendal, LA9 6NY

 

British Cycling and Kendal Cycle Club will be organising Go-Ride Racing and Skills session from 11am on the day.

 

There'll be live coverage of the Tour of Britain on the big screen and we'll be showing some of the best short films from Kendal Film Festival.

 

More information can be found via www.ride-the-lakes.co.uk 

The Rides

Long Route Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sat 08/09/18 08:00 161km / 100 miles ---
Entry: On Day: (£30.00)
Sat 08/09/18 – 08:00
161km / 100 miles
Medium Route Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sat 08/09/18 09:00 121km / 75 miles ---
Entry: On Day: (£30.00)
Sat 08/09/18 – 09:00
121km / 75 miles

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