A Bit of Candy Floss


115km cycling event starting from Longridge. Controls at Glasson Dock, Knott End On Sea, Lytham and Longridge.

A pretty flat ride from Longridge out the coast, across the River Wyre on a ferry, pass Blackpool Tower and then back to Longridge.

From Longridge head north to the first cafe control at Glasson Dock then south and west to the second control at Knott End on Sea for the ferry across the River Wyre to Fleetwood. The ferry crosses each way every 30 mins, approx 15 mins and 45 min past the hour. The current cost is £2.00 with 50p extra for a bicycle and you will need cash! There is no ticket on the ferry so grab a receipt from a nearby shop/cafe on either side. From Fleetwood join the Promenade for the next few Km south to pass Blackpool Tower and Pleasure Beach. Cyclists are allowed on the Prom' but please be considerate of pedestrians, dog walkers and children. The third control is at or around Lytham then head back to Longridge passing north of Preston

It will either be a cafe or car park start depending on numbers. The cost is £8.00 which includes a distinctive sew on cloth event badge. Controls are either via eBrevet or commercial and there will be a postal finish. Longridge is 14km by bicycle from Preston west coast mainline train station or 8km from J31a of the M6. There are plenty of budget hotels in the area. Provisional RWGPS https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45329301

Event Date and Location

100 km (115 km) in 9h35
09:30 to finish by 19:05
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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

12-30 km/h
Peak Audax CTC
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Organiser Information

Darrell Whittle

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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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