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Fred Whitton 2014 Photos

Fred Whitton Challenge Photos 2014 will be posted on Racing Snakes photo albums soon after the race, the pictures link will be live once the photos are published.  The photos of the Fred Whitton Challenge Cycling Sportive can also be seen on my Facebook page

The Fred Whitton Challenge is a 112 mile challenge cycling sportive around the Lake District National Park.  The Fred Whitton Challenge route starts and finishes from the Showground in Grasmere.  The route goes in an anti-clockwise direction and takes in the Cols (mountain passes) at Kirkstone, Honister, Newlands Hause, Whinlatter, Hardknott, and Wrynose.  This sportive is recognised as one of the hardest cycling sportives in the country, it has 10,779 ft (3285 meters) of ascent.  The ascent over the Harknott pass is one of the steepest roads in the UK with 30% gradient, and this is in the latter end of the route so the legs are tired. The full route of the Fred Whitton Challenge can be seen here

Biker Honister Pass

The fastest time will be around the 5 hours and 50 mins mark with the slowest time around double that at 12 hours 30 mins. The Fred Whitton Challenge is expected to attract around 2000 riders.  There are various feed stations and check points on the route.  The ride is very well organised and has become the ‘must do’ sportive of many riders and thus has become one of the most popular rides in the sportive calendar and usually sells out well in advance of the ride.

 

The HEBRIDEAN CHALLENGE (The Heb)

Durty Events have brought back ‘The HEB’

The HEBRIDEAN CHALLENGE (The Heb) is back in 2013. One of Britains iconic adventure races returns with ‘Durty Events’ (the winner of the ‘Triathlon of the Year 2012’) organising the race. Gary Tompsett an experienced adventure racer and planner will be in charge of putting together this challenging course set in the Hebridean Islands.
This unique race is for teams of 3 or Solos. Each night, the race will stop overnight in one of the island communities. The event will be held from 5-7 September. Further details

Ride London 100

Ride London 100: Possibly the biggest cycling event Britain has ever seen.
Demand for places in the inaugural RideLondon100 is anticipated to outstrip supply, the entry process will shut when 75,000 people are registered or no later 4th January 2013. 20,000 amateur cyclists are expected to take part in this 100 mile ride which is a modified version of the London 2012 Olympic Road Race route. It is anticipated that the event will be over-subscribed and that a ballot will be held to allocate places in the event. Further details