Posted Saturday 9th July 2011 –
Looking for your next cycling challenge? The Cumbrian Sportive, organised by Sportive Bike, promises cyclists a legendary challenge ride that takes you on some of the most spectacular climbs of the English Lake District.
The full route is 91 miles and takes in the climbs of Blea Tarn, Birker Fell, Stickle Pike, Kirkstone Pass and the unforgettable descent of “The Struggle” whilst also tackling the the harder east side of Wrynose Pass and then Hardknott Pass. With approximately 2,620 metres of ascent and gradients of up to 30% it’s a ride aimed at seasoned sportive riders looking for a real challenge.
If you’re after a shorter, more leisurely ride, The Lakeland Sportive, takes place on the same day and enjoys the majestic landscape without the extremes of the high mountains. The 55 mile Lakeland route features a more manageable 730 metres of ascent as it ambles through the scenic southern Lake District taking in the wonders of Grizedale Forest and the majestic Lake Windermere.
Entries are now open and will be open until 8th September.
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