King of the Pennines sportive new for 2011 - Road Cycling UK

Expert road bike reviews and the latest road bike news, features and advice. Find rides & events, training articles and participate in our forums

Share

Road Cycling News

King of the Pennines sportive new for 2011

New on the sportive calendar for 2011, the King of the Pennines will take place on Sunday September 4, putting late-season form to the test with more than 11,000ft of climbing over the full route.

Part of the Evans Cycles Ride It series, the event starts just outside Skipton, North Yorkshire, with two rides covering either 48 miles or 101 miles.

The ride heads through Halton Moor, Malham Cove and Kettlewell, with a series of long climbs, topping out at 1,913ft.

Entry costs £30, including a £5 donation to Leukemia and Lymphoma Research. Head to www.evanscycles.com/KOTP for more information.

Route preview

Former England footballer Geoff Thomas was diagnosed with leukemia in 2003 and in 2005, having fought off the disease, cycled 2,241 miles in 21 days, completing the full route that year’s Tour de France a few days ahead of the race itself.

Here Thomas, an ambassador for Leukemia and Lymphoma Research, samples the King of the Pennines route.

Share

Newsletter Terms & Conditions

Please enter your email so we can keep you updated with news, features and the latest offers. If you are not interested you can unsubscribe at any time. We will never sell your data and you'll only get messages from us and our partners whose products and services we think you'll enjoy.

Read our full Privacy Policy as well as Terms & Conditions.

production