Welcome to the stunning Lake District and the epic gravel it has to offer!
The long route is a big ride even for the seasoned gravel rider but you will be rewarded with some spectacular views and trails to be soaked up if up for the challenge! The medium route is a challenging day out but suitable for most abilities.
Long Route: 100km, 2216m
Medium Route: 49km, 1150m
Long Route Difficulty 4.5/5
Medium Route Difficulty 3/5
Percentage of Route Off Road 66%
Bike & Tyre Choice: The route is mostly off road over singletrack & bridleways. Absolutely not suitable for road bikes, mountain bikes will be fine or a gravel bike with around 40mm tyres. We will email tyre recommendations nearer the event based on conditions.
Countdown to July 18th
– One of the UK’s most beautiful regions
– Absolute escapism on remote bridleways & singletracks
– Some of the best gravel riding in the country
– Social drink at the finish village
Conniston: 100km long route OR 49km medium route
One of the highlights of the UK gravel scene, the Lakes combines remote gravel tracks with stunning views and a few tasty climbs. You can choose between the 49km medium route or full 100km long route on the day based on how you are feeling. The medium route skips a section near Ambleside & some of the bridleways in the Grizedale Forest.
Conniston: 100km, 2216m
A spectacular and challenging 100km loop from Conniston. The first third of the route heads north to Ambleside with a stunning 3km off road climb before heading south into Grizedale Forest for miles of fun on the bridleways and four big climbs to get over before returning to Conniston for a well earned beer.
Ride Difficulty: 4.5/5
Conniston: 49km, 1150m
A perfect 50km loop in the Lakes with a lot of the highlights of the long route. We start with nearly 10km of gravel before a quick road climb above Little Langdale. The middle of the route is the most challenging with three off road climbs heading into Grizedale Forest before a descent home for a beer.
Ride Difficulty: 3/5
What type of bike should I ride?
This route is ideal for gravel bikes or mountain bikes with lots of smooth gravel and singletrack and no long sections on tarmac. Road bikes are not suitable for this ride. We have carbon gravel bikes from Pearson available to hire for the day. E bikes are not allowed on this ride.
How do I find out my start time?
Riders start in groups of maximum 6 at a time. We will send you an email after you have booked to choose your start time between 8am and 10am, if you are riding with a friend you can choose to start with them.
Where is the start / finish?
The ride starts and finishes at Conniston. There is free parking onsite as well as toilets & refreshments.
What happens if I have a mechanical / accident?
We have first aiders & mechanics at all the feed stops and ride captains along the route to support.
What shall I pack with me for the ride?
You need to have a water bottle, basic kit to repair punctures, inner tubes & riding with a helmet is compulsory. Our feed stops have water, coke, cake, fruit & the best tasting sports nutrition bars & nut butters from Outdoor Provisions.
When will I get my GPX file
Our local team do a final recon ride 1 week before the event and can make final tweeks then based on route conditions. We will then send out the route GPX within one week of the ride.
New To Gravel Riding?
Rent a Pearson Off Grid bike (£49)
Available in all sizes
Mechanics on hand for bike fitting
Pre ride briefing
Packing List emailed when you book