It's Grim Up North


207km cycling event starting from Whalley. Controls at Settle, Ingleton, Wray and Whalley., plus 5 information controls.

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

A challenging day out around Pendle Hill, Malham Cove and the Forest of Bowland. Only grim if you don't like glorious cycling country!

A new event for 2024. Start from Whalley and head up Pendle Hill, north to Malham Cove via Settle, then to Ingleton before turning south to cross Bowland Knotts, north again via The Cross of Greet before returning to Whalley via the Trough of Bowland. A big day out in glorious cycling country but with 207km, over 4xAAAs and the potential for challenging weather at any time of year, grim if you don't like such things. There is of course the shorter 'It's a Bit Grim Up North 100' if you are interested but fancy something a little less lumpy.

Either way, controls are commercial or info and there is either a postal finish or eBrevet upload to validate. Whalley is dead easy to find along the A59 from junction 31 of the M6 for any southerners tempted to venture north. There is free parking available near the start and it's even on the rail network too. Provisional RWGPS

Event Date and Location

200 km (207 km) in 14h29
08:00 to finish by 22:29
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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

It's Grim Up North

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