South Lakes 35 mile loop – Event details

Distance –

56 km / 35 miles


Ascent –

731 m / 2398 ft


Event HQ –

3-1-5 Health Club, Mannin Way, Caton Road, Lancaster, LA1 3PE


Your route begins on the Lune cycleway and heads through Halton village before a short, sharp climb to gain the quiet road that heads north, towards The Lakes.

Traffic free lanes lead to a short section of quiet A road through Burton in Kendal and soon leaves this to pass through several small communities en route to Milnthorpe.

Once through the village – continue straight along the coast road towards the seaside town of Arnside, ride through the village and along its promenade before turning your back to the coast and heading inland, discovering the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where we ride most.  You will soon pass through our home town of Carnforth and back up to the surrounding hillsides.  Here you can savour a last view across Morecambe Bay and the distant Cumbrian Fells before dropping back down to event HQ.

Once back you can enjoy a well earned drink, snack and massage before relaxing poolside.


  • free parking on tarmac
  • on site toilets, changing and showers
  • entry on event day available (cash only please)
  • mechanical support
  • 1st aiders en route
  • 100% waymarked course
  • quiet roads and lanes throughout
  • British Cycling Public Liability insurance cover
  • regular well stocked feed stations en route
  • friendly marshals and helpers
  • times published online post event
  • broom wagons
  • post ride sports massage
  • post ride snacks and drinks
  • complimentary post ride swim, sauna, steam and jacuzzi
  • souvenir event medals and clothing available for purchase