Pedal Paddle Peak

Penrith, Cumbria

Organiser's Description

Get a team of four friends or colleagues together and Pedal, Paddle, Peak in the beautiful Lake District next July! This popular challenge event is back in 2020 for the fifth year and entries are now open! Take on this challenge to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy UK and help us beat muscle-wasting conditions.

The event is a challenging and fun team–building event, where all team members complete all three challenges together. On average, the event takes eight to nine hours to complete and we strongly advise training for the event. The longest element of the event is the mountain climb, which will take about four hours.

Races

  • Team Entry - Registration Fee Click for full details
    £195 CLOSED

All equipment hire – bikes, helmets, canoes and lifejackets. If you wish to use your own bike it will need to have a safety check at the event briefing to ensure it is fit for the event.

Lunch, power snacks and drinks throughout the day and then an evening buffet.

Transport of a luggage bag between each of the stages to carry any change of clothes/footwear.

Qualified staff support along the route from our event delivery partners The Adventure Element

First aid support (just in case!).

A new trend–setting finisher T-shirt and medal.

Showers at the finish venue.


What’s not included?

Accommodation – Click to the tab to see options in the local area. Penrith is a wonderful town with an array of hotels and B&Bs to suit all budgets. Our event base, Newton Rigg College, is also an option.

Dinner on Friday is not included; there are many options available in Penrith and surrounding towns.

Travel to the Lake District from your home location.

Each team must pledge to raise a minimum of £2000 for Muscular Dystrophy UK.

You must submit at least £600 two weeks before the event and the remaining fundraising two months after the event date.

Starting in Penrith, your team of four will take on a 30–mile cycle, split into two stages of about 15 miles during the day. The route will take you on a scenic tour around Ullswater Lake, surrounded by The Lake District peaks. The course is a mixed bag, with some small hills and one large climb after you finish the paddle. We’ll provide mountain bikes and helmets.

Give your legs a rest as you take on a 2–mile canoe paddle on the stunning Ullswater Lake.  Your team will compete in two connected canoe boats creating a stable raft, keeping the team together. When you’re finished, you’ll all get back on your bikes for a steep pedal up to the base of the Mountain Peak Challenge.

Leave your bikes behind and get ready to climb the second highest peak in England, the magnificent Helvellyn Mountain. For the tough climb to the top you’ll go via the ‘white side’ and ‘lower man’ and return the same route. Once complete, it’s back on your bikes for the final 15–mile pedal to finish in Penrith.

Friday 3 July – Event briefing – The day before the event, you will arrive for an evening briefing (approx 6pm) at our event base Newton Rigg College, Penrith. Here you will be given a full overview of the day ahead, a chance to answer questions and also get your bike sized up.

Saturday 4 July – After the event there will be a presentation ceremony and a celebratory dinner or barbecue with all other teams.

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