The ‘Pendle’ is becomming a classic challenge ride
This is a suitably tough British challenge ride and features many of the climbs tackled by pro riders on races such as the Tour of Britain, Kelloggs Tour and Tour of Lancashire.
The climbs include; Barley Fell, Waddington Fell, Bowland Knotts, the Trough of Bowland, and the infamous Nick o’ Pendle.
With a combined total of over 3200m of climbing, this is certainly not going to be a gentle pedal. However there is also a 100km route option available for those still building up to the full sportive distance.
For those who prefer muddy tracks, there is a 60km mountain-bike route. This takes in some classic South Pennines tracks around Boulsworth and Widdop. Sounds like a great day out for anyone who fancies a hard cycling weekend in Lancashire.
Website: www.cyclosport.co.uk for full profile, maps and entry details
Date: Sunday 6th August 2006
Course: 160km with over 3200m of climbing
Venue: Pendle Leisure Centre, Crown Way, Colne, Lancashire
Cost: £6 (individual) or £20 (team of four)
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