Thanks to all our fantastic riders and team of helpers our very first sportive on 29 April 2018 was a roaring success 🙂
All went well and everyone involved had a great day – we learned soooooo much and can t wait for our next event on 15 July 2018 – using the same brilliant start and finish area @ 3-1-5 Health Club in Lancaster – but giving riders a chance to explore The Yorkshire Dales National Park this time
The 2 x routes on offer this time are 106 miles and 65 miles of remote scenery among rolling hills and deep dales – where sheep and wild fell ponies outnumber cars and humans many times over
Thanks to all for making 3 months of planning, checking, buying , recruiting, mapping, designing road signs, washing plastic arrows, sleepless nights, long days and around 1000 miles of driving around both the The Lake District 100 routes time and again – more than worthwhile
We have some grand ideas for future events on 2 x wheels and feet – and hope to see lots more new friends on The Yorkshire Dales 100 in a few weeks
After months of planning, spending day after day driving round our Lake District 100 routes, compiling maps and risk assessments galore, sitting at desks bashing away at laptop keys 12 hours a day. Waking up at daft o clock with a head full of ideas and panic that we have no riders or helpers, completely changing systems we thought were bulletproof and ordering totally wrong kit like huge Gazebbos and sending them back by courier services.
Although we have a stack of work to do between now and event day – 29 April – the least being to attach 300+ arrows and warning signs at every junction for 100 loop of Cumbrian roads and lanes – we feel confident that our team of helpers will all be superstars as will the awesome riders who have put their faith in us by entering what is a new sportive on the calendar – so all involved will come together to make our first event an epic 🙂
So lets be having you – bring it on – see you next Sunday
2 x weeks to go until our first riders cross the start line of The Lake District 100 sportive challenge – whether they are off to savour a 100 miles or 100km of Cumbria’s finest roads – I know they will love it as we do and want to come back for more
It seems like only yesterday that I decided to organize events that showcase the great region that both Lynn and I call home and love so much – 3 x months solid graft later and we are good to go
A big part of our decision to give our best to this new venture was to spread our wings and make some new friends and acquaintances – we have started to do this – and now work alongside some amazing folk – Bike Ranger Kendal – OMM Shop Lancaster and look below for the kind support all at 3-1-5 Health Club Lancaster have offered to our participants
We hope to meet and greet lots of fellow riders on 29 April 2018 – and watch this space for news soon about the new running / walking challenges we are starting to plan
We ventured out to West Coast of Cumbria yesterday and enjoyed a great ride out – along the coast and round the fells 🙂
Daffodils and lambs were everywhere you looked – so a real Easter / Spring day out !
Chris was wired up like a secret agent – with new Heart Rate monitor – Strava and Go Pro camera – bit of a pain at the time – like to just get out and ride – but well worth it when I get to re live it and share the day with folks 🙂
Not long to go before our 1st event on 29 April now :-/
We have come such a long way in a short time – at Xmas we discussed the idea of running events for a living and today we ordered our 1st batch of 100 x souvenir medals and spent £1000 on signs to mark our routes !!
We are focusing on people this week – riders for the Lakes 100 on 29 April 18 – there is now a choice of 100 miles or 100 km ( 60 miles ) to ride – but places are now limited to 100 – due to 5 week turnaround for medals. Please don t wait till last minute – as entries will close as soon as we reach 100 riders
And also helpers on event day – if any of our local friends and family can spare a few hours – or local riders want to ride our next event for free – please let us know and we can find a rewarding role for you – especially couples / families who might like a drive out to run a feed station en route – that would be awesome.
And in way of big thank you – all are welcome to enjoy 3-1-5 Health Clubs amazing pool and facilities for free on event days 🙂