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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.

 

PMBA Escape to Gisburn Enduro

Pictures from the  Gisburn Mountain Bike Enduro are available here.  On Sunday 27 April 2014 the Escape to Gisburn Mountain Bike Enduro race took place around the Gisburn Forest with the a stage sponsored by Escape Bikes based in Ingleton.  There were 3 stages to test the riders as they rode round the Gisburn Forest Mountain Bike trails, including on stage one the famous ‘Hully Gully’ black run descent and on stage three. the ‘Leap of Faith’. Results from the days racing are now available on the Roots and Rain website

Escape to Gisburn Mountain Bike Enduro photos

Escape to Gisburn Mountain Bike Enduro

Photos were taken of the second jump on stage two of the Gisburn Enduro and can be seen on   http://racingsnakes.com/Escape1.php  These pictures were sponsored by Escape Bikes, so a massive thanks you to the team.  The pictures are now on the Escape Bike shop facebook page there are over 400 action photos to look through.  So grab yourself a cuppa and head over to  http://facebook.com/escapebikeshop . Please keep the banter clean 🙂