Back in the room after a fab weekend – think we broke Strava on Sunday – we drove round our Lake District 100 miler route in car and received 60 x King of Mountains e mails off Strava overnight !! – but thats another story 😕
I have ticked all lasts weeks event planning tasks (several folk have entered Lake District 100 miler – huzzagh )
This weeks main jobs –
-Promote events on FB
-Look for marshals and helpers
-Organise feed stations en route
-Promote “all in weekend packages” @ Holiday Inn Lancaster
-Organise a FB competition to win an “all in package ” for 2 x riders
-Add 2 x future sportives on directories – Dales 15 July and Bowland Fells 16 September
-Keep up personal training –
-Gentle run monday – done
-Fast hour+ bike tues
-Hour + on hills thurs
-Steady 3 hours + road or mountain biking over weekend
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 www.sportive.com
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 –
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.
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.
So watch this space – contact us for a chat – and checkout our Facebook page @ Top Dog Events