King of the Pennines: Sunday 19th August 2012
Welcome back to the return of King of the Pennines Sportive challenge!
Roll up-Roll up as this ride is a contender, with 101 miles of tarmac, over 11.000 Ft of climbing and highs of 1913f! This is a ride that will test your stamina, endurance and ego! What you are made of? Step up to the challenge and reap the rewards of dramatic scenery and exhilaration second to none.
If you are seeking a heart pumping, endurance busting cycling challenge the King of the Pennines is the sportive for you.
We have bought the challenge ride forward to earlier in the year. Taking place on Sunday 19th August, the 101 mile challenge takes in over 11.000 ft. of climbing with riders being rewarded with some of the best downhill straights and stunning views in the North. This prized area of outstanding beauty will see you dig deep and ride to the max, with the route taking you to the limestone splendor of Malham Cove, through Kettlewell and full steam ahead to Dodd Fell. Expect highs of 1913ft and wind curdling descents as your journey is flanked by plummeting ravines, heather moorland and spitting streams, and for those looking for a shorter (but just as tough) challenge there's the 48 mile loop featuring 4 steady climbs and equally fantastic scenery.
For a review of last years ride, check out the KotPs sportive review. Last years Evans Super Sportiver, James Berresford, wrote:
"This ride was a real highlight of the year for me, a fantastic area to cycle with scenery straight out of a Bronte novel. It had a healthy amount of climbing, virtually no cars and was organised with the usual Evan’s aplomb. I hope this event stays in the calendar but if the secret gets out I can see it getting a lot busier next year."
What you get?
FREE Breakfast with hot drink or juice at the start
Sweeper Wagon and support vehicle for those in need
High5 energy drinks and bars at the start
Up to three feed stations with jellybabies/flapjacks/High5 fuel
FREE Pasta Meal and Hot drink at the finish
1. Which event you would like to hire a unit for
2. Which unit you would like to borrow Garmin Edge 200, 500, 800
3. You contact details
Unit bookings will close on the Wednesday before an event. Every reasonable effort will be made to contact you prior to the event.
Try Osprey Packs at RideIt!
We are pleased to welcome our friends from Osprey Packs to this event. Sophie will be coming along to give you top advice on cycling with a pack and the best travel solutions for you. Plus, if you pop along to speak to her at the Osprey Pack display, you could be in with a chance to win a pack!
Event Entry Fees
Adult - half route: £25.00
Adult - Full route: £25.00
Child entry (16 and under): Free when accompanied by a full paying adult
Free RideIt! vouchers are not valid for this event.
Online entry now closed, there are on the day entries availabe:
Registration opens: 7am and closes at 9.15am, riders will start the course at 5minute intervals from 7.30am until 9.30am.
Event closes: 6pm.
This story was last updated on 04/09/2012