Next Event – Yorkshire Dales 100 – 15 July 2018

The Top Dog team are starting to plan our next great event to build on the success,  great feedback and ideas gained from our initial event – Lake District 100 last month

The Yorkshire Dales
Rush hour in The Dales

This time riders will get the chance to explore some of the remote hills, dales and villages of the Yorkshire Dales National park

The scenery is unbelievable and you will definitely encounter more sheep, chickens and herds of wild ponies than you will people and vehicles

 

 

We hope you can join us on our second cycling adventure

Chris, Lynn and the team @

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We are now a proper events company

Happy Days – 1st few riders crossing the start line

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

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Don t panic – only a week to go !!

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Funny – but we can t wait for next Sunday 🙂

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

Chris, Lynn and the Top Dog team

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Nearly There Already !!

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

Book your place before they all go –

Chris and Lynn @

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Happy Easter

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 🙂

Happy Easter

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Nearly there !!

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 🙂

See you soon

Chris and Lynn @

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Choose your distance

100 miles or 100 km ??

Now you have a choice on our sportives 🙂

The original challenging 100 milers are now backed up with slightly shorter and less full on 100 km ( 60 mile ) options

We are fully focused on our 1st event – Lake District 100 (see what we did ??) on 29 April 2018 for now – but will offer same format on our other 2 x events this year –

  • Yorkshire Dales 100 – 15 July 2018
  • Forest of Bowland 100 – 16 September 2018

This should cater to more riders – some seeking a challenge, couples of different fitness levels and folk just looking for a great day out on 2 x wheels

We aim to please and run the best events we can 🙂

CU out there

Chris and Lynn

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Latest epic movie from Chris and Lynn Productions

After an eventful weekend –

  • I found 2 x flat tyres on my car – due mainly to having screws stuck in them
  • My bike fell over while filming and broke a spoke on rear wheel – buckling the rim to buggery
  • Also winter seemed to return with a vengeance – it was about -2 when we drove / rode and filmed on Sunday – hence Chris looks a bit chilly !!

We our proud to present –

Enjoy and please enter what is sure to become a classic event in years to come 

Chris and Lynn

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This weeks challenges 19 Feb 18

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Main jobs are to complete risk assessments and submit them to British Cycling for their approval ASAP

Also –

  • Find helpers to man feed stations and marshal key junctions along the route – any cyclists who fancy mucking in will get a free entry to a future event of their choice 🙂
  • Seek partners to work with – manufacturers of product we like
  • Continue to promote our 3x sportives this year – 29 April, 15 July and 16 September

Personal training –

Easy consolidation week – a few casual runs and stretching – ready to hit roads again and trails on mountain bikes over next few weeks

Don t delay – enter or offer to help today 🙂

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