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Lake District Gravel Epic
Coniston, CumbriaConiston, England, United Kingdom
Sat 2nd July 2022
Starting at 08:00
The long route is a big ride even for the seasoned gravel rider but you will be rewarded with some spectacular views and trails to be soaked up if up for the challenge! The medium route is a challenging day out but suitable for most abilities.
LONG ROUTE: 100KM, 2216M
MEDIUM ROUTE: 49KM, 1150M
LONG ROUTE DIFFICULTY 4.5/5
MEDIUM ROUTE DIFFICULTY 3/5
PERCENTAGE OF ROUTE OFF ROAD 66%
Bike & Tyre Choice: The route is mostly off road over singletrack & bridleways. Absolutely not suitable for road bikes, mountain bikes will be fine or a gravel bike with around 40mm tyres. We will email tyre recommendations nearer the event based on conditions.
GPX sent to you a week before the ride with a full route description & packing list.
We have feed stops approx every 30kms with fruit, cakes, coke, water, hydration tabs & tasty ride nutrition.
FULLY MARKED ROUTE & TIMING CHIPS
Focus just the stunning views & thrilling ride. The route is marked out all the way & you can check your time for the route at the end.
RACE VILLAGE AT THE FINISH
After an epic ride, grab a pint, coffee or cake at the end. Free parking for the day, toilets & bike wash also included in your entry.
BIKE RENTAL & MECHANICS AVAILABLE
New to gravel riding? Hire a gravel bike for the day. We also have mechanics on site to support with any issues before & during the ride.
Coniston: 100km, 2216m
A spectacular and challenging 100km loop from Coniston. The first third of the route heads north to Ambleside with a stunning 3km off road climb before heading south into Grizedale Forest for miles of fun on the bridleways and four big climbs to get over before returning to Coniston for a well earned beer.
Coniston: 49km, 1150m
A perfect 50km loop in the Lakes with a lot of the highlights of the long route. We start with nearly 10km of gravel before a quick road climb above Little Langdale. The middle of the route is the most challenging with three off road climbs heading into Grizedale Forest before a descent home for a beer.
– One of the UK’s most beautiful regions
– Absolute escapism on remote bridleways & singletracks
– Some of the best gravel riding in the country
– Social drink at the finish village
WHAT TYPE OF BIKE SHOULD I RIDE?
This route is ideal for gravel bikes or mountain bikes with lots of smooth gravel and singletrack and no long sections on tarmac. Road bikes are not suitable for this ride.
HOW DO I FIND OUT MY START TIME?
Riders start in groups of maximum 6 at a time. We will send you an email after you have booked to choose your start time between 8am and 10am, if you are riding with a friend you can choose to start with them.
WHERE IS THE START / FINISH?
The ride starts and finishes at Conniston. There is free parking onsite as well as toilets & refreshments.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE A MECHANICAL / ACCIDENT?
We have first aiders & mechanics at all the feed stops and ride captains along the route to support.
WHAT SHALL I PACK WITH ME FOR THE RIDE?
You need to have a water bottle, basic kit to repair punctures, inner tubes & riding with a helmet is compulsory. Our feed stops have water, coke, cake, fruit & the best tasting sports nutrition bars & nut butters from Outdoor Provisions.
WHEN WILL I GET MY GPX FILE
Our local team do a final recon ride 1 week before the event and can make final tweeks then based on route conditions. We will then send out the route GPX within one week of the ride.
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