King of The Pennines Event Preview

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Posted Monday 27th June 2011 –

Taking place on Sunday 4th September, the 101 mile cycle challenge takes in over 11.000 ft. of climbing with riders being rewarded with some of the best downhill straights and stunning views in the North. This prized area of outstanding beauty will see you dig deep and ride to the max, with the route taking you to the limestone splendor of Malham Cove, through Kettlewell and full steam ahead to Dodd Fell. Expect highs of 1913ft and wind curdling descents as your journey is flanked by plummeting ravines, heather moorland and spitting streams, and for those looking for a shorter (but just as tough) challenge there’s the 48 mile loop featuring 4 steady climbs and equally fantastic scenery.

The full 101 mile route takes in over 6 climbs, soaking up Some of Yorkshire’s best road cycling areas totaling over 1913ft. The route is split into two loops. The first, the 48 mile Halton Moor Loop heads along stone lined roads as they wind their way through sheep filled Valleys to the first climb of the day. For those doing the longer ride there is a ‘get out’ at opportunity before Stags and Askrigg Hill for those who have bitten off more than they can chew. The main 101mile route will be a mixture of long steady inclines and speedy declines with strategically placed drinks stations for re-fuelling.

Route options available

  • Half sportive – 48 miles (Halton Moor Loop)
  • Full sportive – 101 miles (Malham Cove to Kettlewell Loop)

For more details –

King of The Pennines