Forest of Bowland
Sportive

Sunday 9th April 2017

Lancashire

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Forest of Bowland

The Forest of Bowland Sportive is a tough early-season test for the legs with over 8,000ft of climbing to tackle but you will be given just reward with superb sights and scenery as the Cumbria sportive rolls through two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

At the start, the sportive leads out towards Milnthorpe Sands as the route enters its first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty of the day, Arnside and Silverdale.

After a stint on the River Kent, the route dives south to Carnforth and on to the first course split. Short riders peel off west while Standard and Epic participants bear south to our second AONB of the day, the Forest of Bowland, where the course centres its loop for much of the rest of the ride, while also bringing about one of the toughest challenges in the Trough of Bowland.

Winding its way through the surrounding fells and rivers, the course gives some of the best views the area has to offer. Reaching Dunsop Bridge the course splits for the last time as Standard riders head west and Epic entrants continue south for an additional 1,500ft of climbing.

Reaching the edge of Clitheroe, the sportive heads north, climbing up to the top of the Newton Fells before descending to continue onto Slaidburn. The return leg across the Forest of Bowland climbs higher than before, granting you glorious views of the Tatham Fells until you reach High Bentham, at which point the route heads east through the village of Hornby.

Leaving the National Park at Gressingham, the route continues to wind its way north for the final miles until reaching the finish line, where a medal and t-shirt will be given to riders upon completing this rewarding riding test.

TIMES & CERTIFICATES

Certificate

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Certificate

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Certificate

Rider times and finisher certificates
for this event are now online.
View yours by visiting
our by visiting our Results Page

Event Details

Event Date
Sunday 9th April 2017
Online Entry Closes:
Wednesday 5th April 2017 at 1pm
Event Type
ROAD
Venue
J36 Rural Auction Centre,
Crooklands,
Milnthorpe,
Cumbria
LA7 7FP
Registration Opens
7:40am
Start Time
8:00-9:00am

Event Includes

  • Facilities and parking
  • Mechanical support
  • Medical support
  • Full route marking
  • Rider public liability insurance
  • Feed Stops en-route
  • Free energy drink + snacks
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Pick-up wagons
  • Finisher gift
  • Finisher medal
  • Web results service
  • Online certificates
  • On site catering
  • Photos by SportivePhoto
  • Retail Opportunities

Route Info

Route: Epic - GPX File Garmin
Dist: 100 Miles, , Difficulty Rating: 9/10
Route: Standard - GPX File Garmin
Dist: 81 Miles, , Difficulty Rating: 8/10
Route: Short - GPX File Garmin
Dist: 35 Miles, , Difficulty Rating: 6/10

TIMES & CERTIFICATES

Certificate

Rider times and finisher certificates for this event are now online. View yours by visiting our Results Page

Certificate

Rider times and finisher certificates for this event are now online. View yours by visiting our by visiting our Results Page

Certificate

Rider times and finisher certificates
for this event are now online.
View yours by visiting
our by visiting our Results Page

Event Details

Event Date
Sunday 9th April 2017
Online Entry Closes:
Wednesday 5th April 2017 at 1pm
Event Type
ROAD
Venue
J36 Rural Auction Centre,
Crooklands,
Milnthorpe,
Cumbria
LA7 7FP
Registration Opens
7:40am
Start Time
8:00-9:00am

Event Includes

  • Event centre facilities and parking
  • Mechanical support
  • Medical support
  • Full route marking
  • Rider public liability insurance
  • Feed Stops en-route
  • Free energy drink + energy snacks
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Pick-up wagons
  • Finisher gift
  • Finisher medal
  • Web results service
  • Online certificates
  • On site catering
  • Event photography by SportivePhoto
  • Retail Opportunities
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