The Bowland Double Cross


202km cycling event starting from Caton, nr Lancaster. Controls at Colne, Chipping, Settle and Caton., plus 2 information controls.

A lumpy tour of Bowland crossing your own path twice - make sure you take the correct turn!

From Caton ride over the Trough of Bowland then Waddington Fell and cross the shoulder of Pendle Hill to Colne. From there turn for Ribchester, climb Jeffrey Hill to Chipping before the first crossing of your route near Newton in Bowland. Pass thru Gisburn Forest onto Ribbleshead Viaduct then turn for to Settle. Back to Caton from here and the second crossing of your route at Keasden. Apart from short sections thru Colne and Settle the route is along quiet roads with limited opportunity for refreshments and there is plenty of climbing.

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

200 km (202 km) in 14h08
09:00 to finish by 23:08
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

14.3-30 km/h
Peak Audax CTC
Audax Points:
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Organiser Information

Darrell Whittle

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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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