Autumn in the Lakes Road Weekend: Day 1

Road Cycling
Nov 02

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80km, 1.2km climbing

Join us on the first of two rides on this weekend in the Lakes, designed to take in the best of the autumn colour in this stunning part of the world. Some of us will be staying locally, options include YHA Windermere as well as plentiful hotels or B&Bs. Please see the comments below, and sign up for Day 2 here.

Today we have a choice of two circular routes: one taking in Dunmail Raise and Kirkstone Pass and the other taking in the infamous Wrynose. Both are of a similar difficulty and length, we will decide in the run up to the event and on the day which one we will do. 

However, this may be changed to a shorter lower level route around Coniston and Windermere or similar in case of bad weather, as a collective decision of the whole group. We therefore suggest you download all of the suggested routes in advance:

Pace and Terrain

All on road, with a healthy dose of climbing, poor road surfaces in places and lots of slippery leaves!

The event pace and route is designed for road bikes rather than hybrids and is aimed at those who are reasonably bike fit, however the day is intended to be an outing rather than an endurance test. We will stop for slower riders to catch up whilst going faster in between stops to allow them to develop their technique and fitness. Broadly, anyone who has recently cycled over 50 miles and who has tackled some steep hills without too much difficulty will be able to complete this ride. 

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