New Lancashire Hotpot Sportive Announced


Posted Saturday 2nd June 2012 –

Sportive event organisers, Kilo To Go, have announced a new event will be added to the their 2012 calendar. The Lancashire Hotpot sportive is being run in partnership with regional and local authorities and British Cycling and will feature a choice 3 routes with iconic climbs and picturesque feed stations that will showcase the best of the region.

All the routes start from Blackpool Football club with the headline 115 mile long route taking in all of Lancashire’s iconic cycling climbs including Jeffrey Hill, Nick of Pendle, Pendle Hill, Waddington Fell and the Trough of Bowland taking the total ascent to 2,500m. The routes have been selected to provide some of the best viewpoints across Lancashire. From the top of Jeffrey Hill, look north across the valley to Skyes Fells and Bowland. On a clear day from Hare Apple Tree Tower, you can see Blackpool Tower, Longridge Fell, and even the Lake District. From this spectacular viewpoint you can see the Ashton Memorial feed station ahead which beckons riders down off the moorland.

As well as the full 115 mile route there are also shorter 85 and 60 mile loops which should ensure there’s something for riders of all abilities. The 85 mile route misses out Nick of Pendle and Pendle Hill to bring the total climbing down to 1,500m and visits two of the feed stations at Longridge and Ashton Memorial feed stations. The shorter 60 mile route ascends Jeffrey Hill, with phenomenal views from the top and a more manageable 800m of climbing whilst visiting one of the feed stations at Longridge.

Entrie is now open, for more details visit the Kilo To Go website and our sportive calendar listing –

Lancashire Hotpot Sportive