New King of the Pennines Sportive


Posted Thursday 28th April 2011 –

King of the Pennines

New for 2011, and following in the footsteps of their established King of the Downs event, the Evans Cyles Ride It! team are introducing a King of the Pennines cycle sportive. The two “King of..” events are for cyclists looking for an extra challenge and are harder, longer and hillier than the usual Ride It! sportives and designed to test cycling strength and endurance to the max.

Taking place on Sunday 4th September, the 101 mile King of the Pennines challenge takes in over 11,000 ft of climbing with riders being rewarded for all that effort with some of the best downhill straights and stunning views in the North. The route will take you to the limestone splendour of Malham Cove, through Kettlewell and on to Dodd Fell. As well as the full 101 mile distance there is a shorter half sportive distance that still promises to pack in plenty of challenges.

The two route options available will be –

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

Entry is £30.00 with £5.00 for every entrant going to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, also included in the entry is –

  • Fully marked route with OS maps provided
  • Free SIS energy product
  • Demo bikes,
  • Try before you Buy Gore Bikewear
  • Extra feed stations / mechanical stops
  • Finishers goody bag (worth £11.00)
  • Breakfast with hot drink or juice at the start
  • Pasta Meal and Hot drink at the finish
  • Discount voucher for a future Ride It! event
  • Sweeper waggon & support vehicle for those in need

Registration is now open, for more event details-
King of the Pennines