Countdown to next cycling challenge

yorkshire dales 100 on white boardWith just over a week to go – all is in place behind the scenes to make our next event The Yorkshire Dales 100 an epic day in the saddle

We look forward to welcoming lots of new riders to this great area – and showing you some amazing places to be riding in ๐Ÿ™‚

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Trail running success

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Our gala runs last weekend went swimmingly ๐Ÿ™‚

It was great to be able to support The OMM – Runners Centre Lancaster in setting up and co-ordinating a selection of local trail runs as part of the Bolton le Sands annual village gala, for the first time in its history

We got some great feedback from happy runners and have the bug to organise lots more similar events in the North Lancashire / South Lakes region – so keep running and watch this space !!

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Trail Running

Top Dog Events are starting to dip our toes into the world of organizing trail runs –

by helping the Original Mountain Marathon team lay on a couple of new runs as part of The Bolton le Sands Gala this weekend

Come for a trot round our local trails and say hello if you are in the area

Chris and Lynn @

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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

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 poniesย  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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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.ย  Waking up at daft o clock with a head full of ideas and panic that we have no riders or helpers, completely changingย  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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 –

It seems like only yesterday that I decided to organize events that showcase the great region that both Lynn and Iย  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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ยฃ1000 on signs to mark our routes !!

We are focusing on people this week –ย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

See you soon

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Choose your distance

100 miles or 100 km ??

Now you have a choice on our sportives ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

CU out there

Chris and Lynn

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