This weeks challenges 23 / 28 Jan 18

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Jobs to do 22 / 28 Jan 18

Ticked off all last weeks challenges – huzzagh 🙂

This week I will –

  • Start risk assessments
  • Draft event notification letters to local authorities
  • Look for volunteers to join our team
  • Confirm route measurements with Strava (once snow on passes clears)
  • Make and post another cycling film
  • Register both Dales and Forest of Bowland 100 milers on directories
  • Continue to train myself for upcoming sportives and challenges –
  • Tues – 1 x hour fast ride
  • Thurs – 1x hour hills
  • W/end – long and steady ride or Mountain bike

Lake District 100 miler is now live on both British Cycling and – so you can book your place today 🙂

Chris and Lynn

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This weeks challenges 15 / 21 Jan 18

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Jobs to do 15 / 21 Jan 18

In next 7 x days I will –

  • Give Top Dog Website a face lift from dark background to white – so pages are printable
  • Complete 3 x event pages with details of first 3 x sportives this year in “Bike Events” section
  • Link website pages to our associates @ 3-1-5 Health Club, St Johns Hospice and Wolfwood Animal Sanctuary
  • Register our 1st Sportive – Lake district 100 Miler with British Cycling calendar and online booking system
  • Accurately measure the route and accent involved
  • Link Top Dog Events Facebook page to website
  • Add Lake District 100 miler to directory
  • Design flyer to promote events in local bike shops
  • Enter a selection of running and biking challenges myself throughout the year ahead
  • Continue with personal training programme so I can enjoy them

I m a busy boy – but loving it 🙂

Chris and Lynn

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Hot News

Happy new year 🙂

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Training ride up Kirkstone Pass before Xmas

I am back to organizing our exiciting new series of 100 mile sportives in and around the biketastic regions of The Lakes – Dales and Forest of Bowland.

Having collated a calendar of similar events within a 100 miles of our Lancaster base  – I have taken the command decision to alter a couple of our dates – to prevent clashing with another event and give riders a better spread of rides to chose to enjoy and train for throughout the year

So our calendar is now –

  • 29 April 18 – Lake District 100 miler
  • 15 July 18   – Yorkshire Dales 100 miler
  • 16 Sept 18 – Forest of Bowland 100 miler

Come and join us for possibly some of the most challenging rides in England

My next job is to register our 3 x events on British Cycling calendar (where you can enter) as well as

Happy riding

Chris and Lynn @

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Happy Holidays

“The weather outside is frightful – inside its so delightful”

Chris Packman
Time for a coldie

What can you do ??

Logs on fire, cheesy movies, eat too much, drink plenty, spend time with loved ones

Then get a grip and get ready for big challenges and good times next year 

 Happy hols to you and yours – we look forward to seeing you soon 

Chris and Lynn xx

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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 🙂

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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.

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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.

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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 🙂