Posted Friday 24th August 2012 –
Sign up before midnight on Sunday 9th September 2012 to take part in the new Lancashire Hotpot sportive and you’ll be entered in to a prize draw to win two matchday VIP hospitality tickets to Blackpool FC with an overnight stay for two at the Hilton Blackpool, to include accommodation and full English breakfast.
Set in Lancashire – with 3 challenging route options, iconic climbs and picturesque feed stations the routes start at Blackpool Football Club and finish in the beautiful Victorian Stanley Park. The long route of 115 miles takes in all of Lancashire’s iconic cycling climbs with a total ascent of 2,500m and visits all 3 event feed stations. The 85 mile route misses out Nick of Pendle and Pendle Hill to bring the total climbing down to 1,500m and visits Longridge and Ashton Memorial feed stations. The shorter 60 mile route ascends Jeffrey Hill, with phenomenal views from the top. This route totals 800m of climb and visits Longridge feed station only. There’s a route for all levels of sportive riding ability.
It’s Europe’s most popular seaside resort so why not spend the weekend in Blackpool and around Lancashire, whilst taking in the sportive on the Sunday. There’s a massive choice of accommodation from the Hilton Blackpool through to Travelodge and B&Bs. Spend Saturday at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, see the Tower, visit the Grundy Art Gallery, or dance the day away to the Wurlitzer at Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom. Let’s not forget the famous Blackpool Illuminations either! At over 10km long and using over 1,000,000 bulbs, the Blackpool Illuminations are an awesome spectacle.
The matchday VIP hospitality tickets include Executive Balcony seats, pre-match four course dinner in the sponsors lounge, half-time pastries and cheese board, complimentary match programme and official team sheet and a car parking pass. There are few football grounds that can generate the passion, atmosphere and excitement than at Bloomfield Road. Blackpool Football Club is steeped in history including an FA Cup win, European trophy and a Premier League season. Blackpool FC are already off to a great start for the 2012-2013 season.
Enjoy all the fun of the seaside at the Hilton Blackpool hotel. Located on Blackpool’s famous Promenade, take in delightful sea views and enjoy easy access to many popular attractions. This central Blackpool hotel near Blackpool Tower offers excellent transport links and ample onsite parking for private cars. There’s complimentary access to the LivingWell Health Club during your stay at the Hilton Blackpool, swim in the heated pool, work out in the 24-hour fitness center or de-stress in the relaxing sauna.