Fred Whitton Challenge

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The Fred Whitton Challenge is one of the most popular sportives in the UK and is also famed as being particularly difficult. Riders rank it alongside European events such as the Marmotte in terms of difficulty.The Fred Whitton Challenge consists of a 112 mile sportive around the Lake District, starting at Grasmere and taking in climbs of Kirkstone, Honister, Newlands, Whinlatter, Hardknott & Wrynose passes.
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Sun, 7 Jun 2020
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Grasmere, United Kingdom
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Grasmere, Ambleside LA22 9SL, UK
Start times
Sunday, 7 Jun 2020
114 Miles: 6:00 am
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114 Miles
Distance
114mi
£60
Route information
The route has been extended now up and over Blea Tarn. This means the route will now include one final climb before riders head back to HQ at Grasmere. The route is approximately 114 miles and 3,900m of climbing.
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Grasmere, Ambleside LA22 9SL, UK
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Location - Grasmere, Ambleside LA22 9SL, UK
There is lots of free parking available at Ride HQ, but most of the parking is on grass so could be slow parking cars if the weather is bad. If you are staying close by please help by leaving your car at the accommodation.
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3950mWhat is the maximum gradient encountered?
30%
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How many feed stations are there?
Two – at Buttermere YHA at 50 miles and Calder Bridge at 86.6 miles.
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Can I ride a mountain bike?
We do allow mountain bikes but advise to use slicks. Tandems are also allowed.We do not allow the following —Small wheel bikes, Choppers, Fat bikes, Electric bikes, Fold up bikes, Fix Bikes.
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Is there a cut off?
There’s a cut off time at Braithwaite at 12 noon and 3.30pm at Calder Bridge, but if you start early (you can start from 6am) you’ll have at least 12(
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