The Bowland Single Cross


108km cycling event starting from Caton, nr Lancaster. Controls at Clapham, Settle and Caton., plus 1 information control.

A shorter version of the Bowland Double Cross 200 - this one with just one route crossing!

From Caton ride over the Trough of Bowland to Whitewell then climb Cow Ark, thru Gisburn Forest onto Clapham and then Settle. Back to Caton from there, crossing your route at Keasden. Apart from Settle the route is along quiet roads with limited opportunity for refreshments and there is some climbing. There is a relaxed minimum speed of just 12kph though.

The start is from a free car park with a cafe near Caton and the entry price is just £8.00 which includes a distinctive sew on cloth event badge (toilets are not free though so bring change!). Controls are either via eBrevet or commercial/info and there will be a postal/upoad finish.

Whether you are local or coming some distance, what about making it a summer weekend of northern Audax fun? The day before this event there are four excellent events, from 50km up to 200km, from Stanford Bridge near York run by another organiser. Maybe something to consider?

Anyway, Caton is just 8km from Lancaster which is situated on the West Coast Mainline and adjacent to the M6 motorway. There are a number of budget hotels in the area. This is the provisional RWGPS but it may change a tad before the event.

Event Date and Location

100 km (108 km) in 9h00
09:30 to finish by 18:30
Starting from:
Caton, nr Lancaster
Closing Date:
Enter soon as entries may close early if event is full

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
Audax Points:
Event No:

Organiser Information

Darrell Whittle

The following extra information has been provided by the event organiser

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GPS files available from organiser
GPS files available from organiser
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

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The Bowland Single Cross Logo bronze Badge