A Trip to the Beach


306km cycling event starting from Whalley. Controls at Hawes, Silverdale, Longridge, Colne, Mytholmroyd and Whalley., plus 3 information controls.

You can use E-Brevet proof of passage on this event.

Back for it's second year, a challenging 300km route with a new companion event for the first 200km. Through Bowland, the Dales, Cumbria, hilly bits of Lancashire and West Yorkshire...and with a trip to beach!

A 6.30am joint 200km/300km start on a figure of eight route. WARNING you can only validate the route entered so if riding the 300km you cannot finish at 200km and claim that distance but MUST complete the 2nd loop and 300k to validate otherwise you will be classed as a DNF. PLEASE ENSURE YOU ENTER THE CORRECT EVENT.

The first larger anticlockwise loop starts near Whalley and sees both events on a quiet dual carriageway into the Forest of Bowland for the first time to cross via Gisburn Forest and Bowland Knotts to Ingleton. A long climb then, passing Ribblehead Viaduct to Hawes followed by the most northerly section thru Sedbergh for a refreshing stop at Silverdale at the coast. Once sated, back inland for the second crossing of the Forest of Bowland via Cross of Greet, Slaidburn, Cow Ark, Longridge to Whalley where the 200km event finishes. The 300km event continues on a smaller clockwise loop with a big climb onto Widdop Moor to Mytholmroyd followed by an ascent of arguably the longest continuous road ascent in England along Cragg Vale. At almost 9km long but with an average gradient of just 3% this should leave just enough in the tank for the return to Whalley.

Controls are commercial or info and eBrevet is available too. Whalley is easy to get to and free parking is available around Whalley. Provisional RWGPS https://ridewithgps.com/routes/43513076

Event Date and Location

300 km (306 km) in 21h25
06:30 to finish by 03:55
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NON-MEMBERS are welcome but need to register first. This is free - we ask you to do this so we can verify your contact details. You only need to register once and can then enter multiple events or in future convert to paid membership.

PARENTAL CONSENT is required for entrants under 18 years of age. This can be declared by the parent/guardian making an online entry on behalf of the under 18 rider. Otherwise, although an entry can be made online, the parent/guardian should complete and sign the parental consent form available here. More information about event entry terms related to under 18 year olds is here.

Event Information

14.3-30 km/h
Peak Audax CTC
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Organiser Information

Darrell Whittle

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GPS files available from organiser
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Parking at start
Parking at start
Free or reasonably priced refreshments at start &/or finish
Free or reasonably priced refreshments at start &/or finish
Toilets at Start
Toilets at Start
'shoestring' event, few or no facilities or AUK controllers
'shoestring' event, few or no facilities or AUK controllers

Start Location

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Route Map

A Trip to the Beach

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