Coming together

Just to keep you in the loop – we are working night and day right now to make our events next year the best in The North West!!

We have done many an event – both running and biking – and intend to pinch the bits we have enjoyed most – like a free drink and chill out area – after a fell run along with the gradual start and “non competitive” nature of Sportive bike events.

Several facilities have offered the use of their car parks and other amenities – which is great – and our initial dates for our 3 x Sportives in 2018 will be  –

  • 29 April
  • 1 July
  • 23 September

Watch this space 🙂

Chris and Lynn @ Top Dog Events logo





Welcome to our brand spanking new website and events company – Top Dog Events – inspired by the other love of my life – a bonkers white boxer dog called Bailey – that I had the privilege of getting to know when I met Lynn several years ago.

Like Lynn she was always up for an adventure come rain or shine – we lost her a couple of years ago – when old age caught her up and she could no longer walk – we miss her constantly and the thought of her being part of our new venture was right somehow.

Chris Packman and white boxer dog
Partners in crime – Chris and Bailey Baines

So we have lately realized that we are blessed to live in a truly amazing place to enjoy our various passions – which include running among fells, trails and local roads as well as riding our bikes on and off the road – check out Chris’s Strava feed to get an idea of some of our favorite routes.

Chris currently loves showing visitors to the area – Lakes, Dales and Forest of Bowland some of the many outdoor adventures available – be it rock climbing, mountain walking, canoeing, fell running, mountain biking ect  as a professional guide – while Lynn works in NHS – but we are on a mission to share some of our very favorite routes, and places in this great region of England with as many  folk as possible.

To that end – we have 3 x 86 / 100 mile challenging cycle routes in The Lakes, Yorkshire Dales and Forest of Bowland planned as well as 3 x provisional dates for 2018

  • 29 April – Lakes
  • 1 July – Dales
  • 23 Sept – Bowland

We are in talks with several local venues to arrange start / finish areas as well as working closely with British Cycling – becoming registered event organizers and following their best practice guidelines.

Top Dog Events logo

So watch this space – contact us for a chat – and checkout our Facebook page @ Top Dog Events

We look forward to meeting you at an event soon

Chris and Lynn 🙂